Title : Sea of Strangers
Author : Lang Leav
Genre : Poetry
Pages : 207
Publisher : Andrews McMeel
Published : 2017
Sea of Strangers by Lang Leav picks up from her previous international bestselling books including Love & Misadventure, Lullabies, and The Universe of Us, and sets sail for a grand new adventure.
This completely original collection of poetry and prose will not only delight her avid fans but is sure to capture the imagination of a whole new audience. With the turn of every page, Sea of Strangers invites you to go beyond love and loss to explore themes of self-discovery and empowerment as you navigate your way around the human heart.
My Review :
Sea of Strangers is a culmination of poems by Lang Leav that emphasizes on love, hope and heartbreak.
The best collection of poetry I’ve read till date. The poems being raw and authentic to the core, successfully leaves an imprint on you and makes you yearn for more of Leav’s poetic work.
What is even more delightful to learn is that after the poet wrote the poem “Sea of Strangers”, she met the love of her life : a man who lived across the ocean from her. And she crossed the ocean to be with him. She speaks about this in the introduction of the book.
Now isn’t this enough to make you believe in the power of words? Isn’t this sufficient to make you believe in love as an eternal concept?
The poet has extremely well placed all the poems shuffling between love and heartbreak and healing that crashes with your heart one after another like a tsunami of emotions.
If love had a scent, it would
be seaweed and sandcastles,
on the cusp of November,
and the sigh of your breath
on my sun-kissed skin.
– an excerpt from Sandcastles p87.
Most of the poems are based on the theme of sea, ocean, sandcastles, water and emanate a feeling of bittersweet nostalgia and longing that tugs the heartstrings of the readers.
The poems are delicate and tend to overwhelm you at times.
Definitely craving for more of Lang Leav’s poetry.
Recommended for everyone.
My Rating : 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟/5
About the author :
Lang Leav is an internationally bestselling author and social media sensation. She is the winner of a Qantas Spirit of Youth Award and coveted Churchill Fellowship. Her books continue to top bestseller charts in bookstores worldwide and her collection Lullabies was the 2014 winner of the Goodreads Choice award for poetry.