The Hurting Kind

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by Ada Limón | Poetry |
ISBN: 163955050X Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingMmeClintonwing of South Berwick, Maine USA on 8/19/2022
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Journal Entry 1 by wingMmeClintonwing from South Berwick, Maine USA on Friday, August 19, 2022
Review: The Hurting Kind (Ada Limon) What a lovely book of poetry this is! Interestingly, shortly after I acquired this book (one of my recent tailored book recommendations), Ada Limon was selected as the new Poet Laureat of the United States. I had never heard of her. I am, however, more than impressed with her creations. It is difficult to "review" a book of poetry, and the title might be a bit off-putting, but in spite of fearing this might be full of pain and hurt, it had the greater effect of making yearning palpable. She has divided poems into four sections named after the four seasons. I don't think that particularly mattered. Her cadences are captivating, and I found myself often rereading several times passages that simply flowed with beauty. One of my favorites is entitled "Cyrus and the snakes" and ends (I do my best to reproduce the spacing, which does indeed matter in this collection):

I want to honor a man who wants to hold a wild thing,
only for a second, long enough to admire it fully,

Journal Entry 2 by wingMmeClintonwing at When Pigs Fly Company Store And Pizzeria in Kittery, Maine USA on Friday, August 19, 2022

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