Poetry Books for the Soul pt. 3

Poetry Books for the Soul pt. 3

Hello everyone! I hope everyone is having a great day! I am back with another poetry books for the soul. It has been a really long time since I have done one of these, so I'm excited to get into it!

The first book I want to talk about is Some things I still can't tell you by Misha Collins. Now, I know some of you might recognize the name Misha Collins and that's because he played Castiel on the tv show Supernatural! He came out with a poetry book towards the end of 2021, and I have to say I really like when celebrities come out with poetry books. I read Lili Reinhart's poetry book as well and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I'm not really a fan of when a celebrity will write a novel...not like a biography or some self-help book like a YA or fantasy novel. But I can get behind poetry.

Like most poetry books, this is a very short read. It is also divided into sections. His poetry was more so about his life and the people in it. As in very specific events and very specific people and while they were not named, you could tell it was about someone who had an impact on his life. Poetry can be very broad sometimes like a horoscope or tarot card reading, but this was very specific. I enjoyed seeing an insight into his life and his experience. I had only known him as Castiel on a 15 (?) season show. I would definitely recommend checking out his book. It's in Barnes and Nobles and also Amazon!

Here is one of my favorite passages: From the poem 'Downpour'

"But maybe time slips through God's fingers, Runs down His arms and legs, And pools on the ground at His feet, Each moment evaporating, Condensing and falling back To us as rain," (61).

The next two books I want to talk about are by the same author! I LOVE Amanda Lovelace's writing. I think it's just so unique and honestly so empowering. The first book is Flower Crowns and Fearsome Things. I had this book for awhile, but I recently just got around to reading it.

Her writing is so amazing. I have so many of her poetry books, and I recommend all of them. This one particularly is about the goddess Persephone, and you it is okay to be both strong and soft. You don't have to pick just one. Her poetry is more of the general, this can apply to you but also your best friend, your sister, etc. That's not a bad thing. Like I said before, her writing is very empowering and after reading this I felt like I could rule a whole Kingdom myself.  

This book came out in 2021, and you can find all her books at Barnes and Noble, Amazon, or Target!

Here is one of my favorite passages:

why is it that we're always/ the damsels in distress?/ write more difficult women./ write more angry women./ write more unlikeable women./ write more cunning women./ write more women who revel/ in their wickedness.      -show our complexity (59).

The last book I have to talk about is Shine your icy crown by (you guessed it) Amanda Lovelace. I actually just got this book for my birthday! My sister got it for me because she knows I have so many of her other books which I thought was funny and sweet. We have both read books from Lovelace's princess collection. I believe the author calls it the 'women are some kind of magic' series. Again, I highly recommend all over her books. They make you feel like you can do anything. After reading this I just wanted to go fight a dragon or write a whole poetry book myself or something magical and awesome.

This book came out in 2021 as well, and you will be able to find it in the same places listed above.

Here is one of my favorite passages:

Side note: It's so hard to pick just one because they're all so good. I tab and highlight my poetry books as I read, and I have so many tabs to choose from.

big sister says

you are own empress./ you are your own high priestess./ you are your own goddess./ your independence/ will intimidate some-/ it may even offend others./ let it./ that's their own problem,/ not yours (63).

Alright folks, that's all I have for this week! Come back next Tuesday for another post! As always thank you for reading!