"The night I die, be by my side
My final thoughts I’ll in you hide
The night I die, please hold my hand
That I might with the angels stand"
In this stunning collection of poems, Seth Masek takes us on a journey from darkness into light, and in between are the shades where most of us reside. The collection is divided into four chapters: Judgment, Pain, Love, and Hope, allowing us to venture into the chapter that matches our needs at any given time. We journey from the brutality of judgments to the deepest of pains to the beauty of love and the highest of hopes. From being lost in self-doubt, we emerge in healing to find love and ultimately the inspiration to fully live. Penned by a gifted and honest poet, the collection delves deeply into the most powerful elements of our emotional core and the bedrock of our humanity.
A powerful book of poetry. Some had echoes of what I think poems by Ted Dekker or Frank Peretti would be like, while others were reminiscent of Sylvia Plath or Virginia Woolf. Not to be read quickly, but slowly savored. These are full of emotions and not all light-hearted, but soul searching.
The author is incredibly talented and definitely one to keep your eyes upon. Thank you for the opportunity to review and enjoy this treasure!
5.0 out of 5 stars
A Collection to Savor
I'm a poetry lover and thought I'd read just about every style, but this poet's originality pulled me in from the very first poem. He has a distinct voice, and there's something powerful about the writing that I've not read before. I appreciated the division of the collection, so I could choose what I was in the mood to read, and I was surprised by how much each poem I chose somehow reflected thoughts I'd had before but had not expressed. These are poems to get lost in. Excellent collection for lovers of intelligent poetry. Highly recommended.