Every book has a voice, and Evergreen tells you with compassion, and boldness, that you are perfect the way you are.
From the very first page of delicate words, it feels like you’re sitting across from your guardian angel, and they’re telling you everything you’ve been yearning to hear. And in this case, your guardian angel is Kirsten Robinson.
This talented author has created a book for us to pour ourselves into, as she has poured herself into the crisp pages of this novel. Each page is tailored with the reader in mind, reassuring them their thoughts aren’t crazy or abnormal—that they aren’t broken, everyone falls, and no one is perfect. She understands the pain we hesitate to show, and she caters to the thoughts we don’t dare to acknowledge.
“You don’t need to be a fortress to be strong. You don’t need to build walls to keep yourself safe. Open the windows and let the breeze breathe life into your bones. Go outside, touch the earth with your bare hands, and remind yourself how it feels to plant the seeds of love and watch them bloom into something beautiful. Water those flowers well; your garden will reawaken in the sun.”
Evergreen has such a beautiful quality in that it brings you inner peace because it is so real and relatable, everyone can nod their head and reflect on their own reality to the words in this book. And isn’t that subconsciously what all of us bookworms are looking for in a book? For a voice to feel familiar even though we have not heard it, to feel understood by the paper pages that have not seen the world? All anyone wants is to be loved and understood, and the poems in this book give you just that and more.
I also think it was very clever, whether it was done intentionally or not, that the poems do not have titles. They are clearly spaced and have their own pages, so it doesn’t blend through, each poem stands on its own. But, I feel it almost makes this book feel more like a personal letter to the reader. The reader doesn’t stop to read the title, they keep reading through, like reading a letter from a trusting and dear friend.
Dear little bird
Please know that
You will be ok
With a little bit of faith
Take a deep breath
And leave your tree
Even if you start to fall
The wind and your
Will carry you
Evergreen is laced with wisdom, heartache, empowerment, unconditional love, and hope. If you’re looking for a deep thought-provoking book that you can relate to and share with others, be sure to checkout this gorgeously done poetry book. Thank you, Kirsten Robinson, for sharing your beautiful talent with the world and giving us such caring and kind words to hold onto.
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