It’s been awhile since I have joined the Poetry Friday community, hosted this week by Laura Salas of Writing the World for Kids.
We are about to conclude our current reading theme: Into the Wild, and I thought it would be nice to share a bit of wild poetry.
I Wrote This For You And Only You
Written by: Pleasefindme Photographer: Jon Ellis, Poems by: Iain S. Thomas
Published by: Central Avenue Publishing, 2015 ISBN: 1771680423 (ISBN13: 9781771680424) Bought a copy of the book. Book photos taken by me.
I think I first chanced upon this book on Goodreads, and was immediately intrigued. When Iphigene shared that she got herself a copy, I thought that I might as well purchase it via Book Depository, and so here it is.
Apparently, this is part of a series, and this, as far as I know is the third book:
As luck would have it, I am only missing the first one (I know, right?). I suppose I had high expectations from this poetry collection. I have a feeling that Lang Leav fans would be over the moon with these, especially the fusion of photography and poetry.
The images are quite riveting – although way too random for my taste. If you are looking for some kind of connecting narrative, you might be as disappointed as I am. Or perhaps there is one, but I was just too obtuse to find it.
I especially loved the coloured photographs, and there is the seeming conversation initiated by the author with the reader – hence the title and the supposed name of the author. I believe the intention is to personalize the message so that any reader could get something from out of the random ruminations, the fragmented images, the feel-good inspirational vignettes and the poetic musings. It may simply have not found me at the right time. Regardless, it was a quick and enjoyable escape from the noise of the world. Given our current reading theme on wildness and rebels, I would like to share this poem with you, as I felt that it captures the essence of what we were celebrating over the past several weeks: The Defiance of the Different. Enjoy and have a great weekend!