"Stabbing Words: Half baked, like a cake. No patience, only9/26/2021, 4:12:02 PM
"Stabbing Words: Half baked, like a cake. No patience, only hate. hair all over the place. Hands running through my face. Stabbing words spit at me with a trace. Help me, I’m displaced. Only looking for a mistake. My tears creating small lakes.”- Bright Minds and Empty Souls . Alright. I admit it. I’m not really one for poetry. I LIKE poetry, but I can only do so much poetry before I feel like I’m not deep enough. . When we read, we bring all our personal experiences with us and it shapes the way we read and see the words on the page. To me, poetry is a level deeper than that. My husband occasionally writes poetry on an old typewriter (and the whole vision of him typing away is a poem in itself) and two of my dear friends and fellow bloggers on the Folded Pages Distillery blog are poets. If it weren’t for them, my life would probably not include poetry at all. . Some poems are simple and straightforward, others are deeply cryptic, but I feel like a poem absolutely belongs to the reader. . So as I was thinking of a way to step out of my comfort zone, I decided to take on some poetry. “Bright Minds and Empty Souls” by Jennae Cecelia drew me in initially because of the cover and the title, but I’m glad I picked it up and read through it. . Want to know something funny? A couple weeks ago I read a poem in here and straight out decided I didn't care for it at all. Last night I read a poem and thought it was beautiful and realized afterwards it was the same poem. So there you go. Interpretation. Time of life. Time of day. Good mood. Bad mood. Inbetween mood. . So that’s why you’ll never see me give poetry any star ratings. The ratings are as fluid as my mood. . "Bright Minds and Empty Souls” is a collection of poems written over the course of the last six years by now 22 year old author, Jennae and she calls it works for the hopeless romantics, and the people who want to believe they can make bad times into great ones. . What about you? Do you like poetry? Who do you recommend?