Another recent addition to my collection of poetry books is Lana Del Rey’s book ‘Violet Bent Backwards Over The Grass’.
I really liked this collection as it was much different to the shorter style poems I usually read. Each poem told a unique and interesting story and I really felt the impact of a lot of them. Nestled in the back of the collection was some haikus. I don’t normally read haikus but I really enjoyed reading Lana Del Rey’s.
My favourite poem in all the collection was SportCruiser. It’s a lovely long poem about learning to fly and dealing with self-doubt and self-acceptance. It struck a chord with me, though I’m not sure entirely why.
I’ve found that reading this poetry book has helped with my own poetry as well, it’s made me feel a lot more free with what I write about and has helped break down some of the boundaries I had put in place with my own writing.
I would recommend reading this book if you’re in the mood for some thought-provoking poems. Poems that really make you think about life and love and what not.