How Do You Review One Man’s Emotional Journey?
Those that know me know I am picky about the poetry I find worthy of being read. I know Emily Dickinson and Robert Frost are considered great poets by most academics of poetry, but for me, they just don’t click.
But, with Luke Savage’s My Life, My Death, the words come so smooth and the emotional message comes across so easily and strong. You feel it all, and it makes you think, as you are taken on the emotional journey of Luke Savage and others. You will open this book one way, and walk away from it another way. It is life altering, I am sure of that.
Savage does not need flowery or fancy language to extend his emotional journey to you. He sticks to simple language to allow the reader to fully understand and be able to feel the emotions as raw as possible. Even with simple language, don’t let yourself be fooled, you will pause with each poem to contemplate life and the universe in new ways!
I have to give this book 6 out of 5 stars.
This is one of those books that make you look at everything with a new set of eyes. Luke Savage is one of those poets that I expect great things from. I expect I will hear his name on the lips of readers who normally don’t read poetry. That is how good this book is.
Now, if you are still sitting here reading this, I have one question for you. Why? Go get this book. It is that good. You need to go get this book and read it. And yes, it is only 61 pages long, so even the most adamant non-reader will enjoy it. Though they will be left lost deep in thought about life, the world, and the universe as a whole for a while. Not all books have to be huge volumes to leave you with a lot to process, and this is one of those books.
Even as it does it, the words flow into you so smoothly. You are led into that deep thinking without realizing you are going there. It is life altering, and at the same time an enjoyable experience. This is one of those rare books that readers come across that breaks the scale, including for me. I have to give this book 6 out of 5 stars.
So, go find a copy of this book, and when you get it, find someplace comfy to read it because even though it is short, you are going to be in that comfy spot for a while. You will enjoy it and come away feeling more enlightened about things. I know I did.
*Tips his hat and walks out the door*.