Pillow Thoughts by Courtney Peppernell

Pillow Thoughts by Courtney Peppernell

Pillow Thoughts by Courtney Peppernell

Rating: (5 / 5)

Genre: Poetry

“There are things I cannot control

and memories I can never erase,

and in the times I don’t feel whole,

I will always search for your face.

You are every star burning in the sky,

you are every golden leaf in the tallest tree,

you are a pattern, a snowflake, and every firefly,

and I will still love you even when we’re eighty-three.

I will stand by you in every new day

even when people seem so unkind

because you are beautiful despite what they say

and you are everything I’ve wanted to find.

For all the places in which we go

for one day you might be my wife,

I think we both already know

I am yours in every life.”

First off, I am obsessed with this collection of poetry. There is Pillow Thoughts I, II, and III (to be released in Aug).

One of my favorite things about this poetry collection is that the author has divided them into categories depending on your mood/what you’re going through. Heartbreak, being in love, losing yourself, etc. I feel like anyone can relate to her poetry in their own way. I love authors that do this division because it makes it easier for me to read only poems that I need during that time. It’s a great strategy.

The other thing I enjoy is that this book is written by a member of the LGBTQ community. And it is insanely successful! Look how far we’ve come, reading about the love between two women. It really makes my heart whole. While I can’t relate to certain words or phrases depending on the piece, I can still relate overall to most of the poems. I’ve loved and lost, I’ve had my heart broken, I’ve felt a little lost sometimes. Overall she does an amazing job making the poems personal, while still expressing herself in a way that others can sympathize with.

Lastly, I just love her writing style. Poetry is very hit or miss for a lot of people based upon what style of writing they enjoy. Personally, I really enjoy her writing style and the way she verbalizes her thoughts and feelings. I love the flow, I love the way the words form together into something beautiful and heartfelt. That’s what poetry is all about – making you feel something.

I highly recommend these poetry collections for all ages/stages of life.

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