“The world is full of poetry. The air living with its spirit; and the waves dance to its music of its melodies, and sparkle in its brightness.”
– James Gates Percival
Whenever I’m not travelling I read. Or at least, I try to.
Looking at my Goodreads Challenge I see something interesting happening this year. I’ve been reading a lot of poetry. Now, I’ve never been someone who read a lot of poetry. I was highly against the mainstream authors who created these sort of books. And look at me now… falling completely in the pool of modern poems!
It all started when I bought the book The Princess Saves Herself in this One. I don’t know why I decided to add it to my shopping basket, but I did. I’m happy I did. I read it and loved it, but I didn’t feel the need for more poems.
My second poetry-read was Pillow Talks. This was an accidental buy. My friends and I were going to do Secret Santa. As a little elf for my friend, I discovered that she loves modern poetry and didn’t hesitate to buy this one as her gift. Of course I quickly found out she already owned this little paperback so here I was with the leftover present… It didn’t take long for me to try to give it a go. I read it in one sitting and never felt so much resemblance with the words written on those pages.
After these two discoveries it didn’t take long for me to start collecting poetry books.
It’s a nice way for me to have an escape from all the stress and to see reality through someone else’s eyes. A grasp to see the world from a different perspective. You’ll learn stories you never knew or thought about before that are happening in this life.
I don’t know what my aim was with this post, but I surely will start creating a lot more content on here. You can expect posts about my travels, my love for books and even little articles I have to write for school about my experiences being part of the International Student Organisation.
Let’s hope I didn’t bore you.
See you x Elke