- Poetry Review - Songs with Our Eyes Closed - "poems about love, loss, depression, and resilience"

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1_1bA collection of Tyler Kent White's powerful poems about love, loss, depression, and resilience.

“Never apologize for burning too brightly, or for collapsing into yourself every night. That is how galaxies are made.” – Tyler Kent White

Many of the poems included here are short and uplifting, with messages such as “be yourself,” “you are beautiful,” and “this too shall pass.” They combine the appeal of short, shareable poems with inspiration and encouragement. Also included are some of White’s lengthier, prose-poetic pieces, which address his childhood, his relationship with his father, and past romantic relationships, among other things.

Whatever the form, White takes inspiration from the everyday, writing about abstract topics like love, loss, depression, and resilience using concrete, relatable details and scenes.

- Goodreads -

Tyler Kent White is now a new favorite poet because of Songs with Our Eyes Closed. There's so, so many lines I bookmarked in this book, that I just need to have. The way he's written some of these poems were just beautiful. Two of my favorite lines from this ARC was "you are a symphony of stardust and you were born to shine" and "the stars folded into the moon". This book is filled with so many, many amazing lines just like these. Songs with Our Eyes Closed is mixed with short and long poems & a mix of different topics. White's poetry styles are simply breathtaking.
I received a NetGalley ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. This doesn't in any way influence my opinion on it. So, this is a 100% honest review by me.

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