14 Aug 2017

The Chaos of Longing | Review


Title: The Chaos of Longing (revised and expanded) 
Author: K.Y. Robinson
Pages: 160 pages
Version: Ebook (ARC)
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
Release date: 26 September 2017
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Review
This book was provided by the publisher through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you Netgalley and Andrews McMeel Publishing!
I've never read English poetry before and I wanted to try something new. When I looked up the synopsis of The Chaos of Longing, I wasn't sure what I was expecting. It sounded interesting, so that's the main reason was I requested this book on Netgalley.

The Chaos of Longing has poems about love, trauma, heartbreak and it's also divided in 4 sections. Each section has its own theme. The Chaos of Longing is so raw and honest. It's also something new for me. There were times that I was thinking and kept thinking about a certain poem, because I didn't really know what the meaning of it was. Like I mentioned before, poetry is new to me, so I don't always know how to read it and see the meaning behind it. Some poems were really obvious and others were a mystery.

I love The Chaos of Longing and I want to read more of K.Y. Robinson's work!
Favourite poems of the collection (plus a little excerpt from some of the poems):
(Note: this is a very long list!)
  • fast tailed girl
"we wanted to shrink
into ourselves
and become invisible."

  • broken
  • manic depression
"the glitter morphs
into shards of glass
and taunts every
breath that i take."
  • naked thoughts
"it's easier to say
'make love to me'
than to say 
'love me
and only me' "
  • uncensored
  • for you
  • the good guy
"I don't have
much to bring
but a broken heart
that feeds on flesh
and poetry."
  • one wish
  • entrails
  • path
  • smitten
  • tone deaf
"don't string 
me along
but love me
like music"
  • unthreaded
  • unrequited love
  • summer fling
  • muse
"words sprout
from my heart
and transport
to your pages"
  • hypothetical
  • heavy
  • hypocrite
"but on these pages,
you'll always breathe
even though
unrequited love
is suffocating me."
  • two halves
  • pessimist
  • caution
  • brokenhearted
  • last kiss
"i am lost
in translation
of our last kiss.
my lips
have not been 
the same."
  • pangea
  • paralyzer
  • invasion
  • repeat after me
  • lost
"your eyes
became my sight.
your mouth
held my breath.
your body
became my sanctuary."
  • soft
  • when you're feeling low
  • elements ii
  • truth

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