LOVE: A Collection of Poetry and Prose on Loving and Being in Love
Published by Collections of Poetry and Prose
Published 2 July 2016
I was given a copy of this book by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
WHAT’S IT’S ABOUT
In the second of the Collections of Poetry and Prose book series, L0VE – A Collection of Poetry and Prose on Loving and Being in Love features 194 contributions from 86 writers and poets around the world, all writing in their own unique, wonderful and occasionally quirky way about loving and being in love.
From rural towns and villages in Africa, Asia and India, and the tiny islands of Bahrain and Shetland, to the bustling metropolis’ of Europe, the Americas and Australasia, with an eclectic mixture of both traditional and modern verse, as well as the more abstract and esoteric, and with many of the contributions reflecting the diverse backgrounds and cultures of the writers, LOVE is being praised worldwide for its diversity and mix of poets, writers and styles.
From When I First Saw You by Anonymous
When I first say you
I just knew
I wanted to spend the rest of my life with you…
WHAT I THOUGHT
I enjoyed LOVE: A Collection of Poetry and Prose on Loving and Being in Love. This collection looks at one of my many obsessions – love and everything that encompasses it. I’m love’s bitch and I’m not ashamed of it. I’m a sucker for a good love story, especially if the love is unrequired. Talk about shivers! This collection was like a huge box of chocolates with all my favourite fillings. Like LONELY: A Collection of Poetry and Prose on Loneliness and Being Alone this collection contains poems and stories in a range of styles that explore everything you can imagine and a few things you never imagined about love. I really liked the range of style. I live diversity of I’m reading a collection featuring different writers. I enjoyed the poems and prose equally in LOVE: A Collection of Poetry and Prose on Loving and Being in Love. The opening poem, When I First Saw You by Anonymous brought a lump to my throat. Love by Andrew Hunter is a simple three line poem that speaks volumes about that crazy little thing called love. The story Break Out by Greg Bogaerts is a great story about how obsessive love can be. I really related to it. Love by Dayle Ashton and Love Haiku by Kimmy Alan made me smile with familiarity. I enjoyed the other poems and stories in this striking collection but these were of a slightly higher calibre.