- Title: Letters to You
- Author: Almaz A
- Publisher: Almaz
- Release Date: August 1st 2016
- Pages: 96
Some people spend a lifetime looking for someone to call home. I found you.
Letters to You is Almaz’s debut poetry collection that narrates her journey to finding love by experiencing fear, hesitation, courage and ultimately letting herself freefall into the arms of her soulmate.
Sharing your love with someone is daunting, especially for those who have tasted its bitterness. Broken hearts doubt themselves and question the existence of true love. Though no matter how far deep this can swallow one’s self; there is always that longing to find love again. Love that can last. Love that can hold them together. Love that is encapsulated with hope, faith and courage.
And I’m trying,
Trying so damn hard to unearth all the buried dreams I’ve forgotten about,
Because I’m sure one of them was to love someone like you.
Letters to You is a collection of poems written by the author for her lover. Every page draws you in with an array of emotions, peeking into memories of love you may relate to. As you immerse yourself into the book, you will see how beautiful love can unfold itself to, no matter how imperfect it may be.
You will always be that little piece of magic I carry with me wherever I go.
As I went on though, I realised that the poems were rather jumpy and sometimes repetitive; which could be seen as raw yet genuine. However, I do believe that if there was more cohesion to it, the main message the author was trying to present could have been expressed more convincingly. Nonetheless, I must commend the author for stringing her words with so much heart, soul and honesty.
The book talks on old relationships, newfound love and all the securities and weariness in between. But most importantly, it is about the courage to believe again and experience love at its most fundamental. To allow it to take you through rain and shine; yet always finding a reason to smile at the end of the day.
I loved this book – read it in one sitting and kept on marking my favourite quotes as I progressed. I am definitely looking forward to more from this local author. Do read, and allow it surprise you with gems you may find.
I fell in love with the way you held my hand and the way your breath whispered across my skin as you told me that
it was okay to fall,
because our bodies may not have wings,
but our souls already knew how to fly.
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
I would like to thank the author, Almaz A, for this review copy in exchange for my honest review!