I stopped reading poetry long time back, but recently after reading Rupi Kaur’s Milk and Honey, I was drawn back to the would of poems and prose. I used to study Literature and read poetry by poets like Robert Frost and Edgar Allan Poe. Their poems had deeper meanings that were hard to figure out. Poetry that I have started reading now are so much more straightforward yet carry so much depth.
You will meet someone one day and fall in love. He is make you happy and everything will seem just fine. But as time passes by, you will learn that sometimes the people you meet are not meant to stay. Sometimes they were only meant to be there, to teach you something, and move on. And then one day, you eventually find someone who is meant to spend the rest of his life with you.
Lang Leav is one poet that I have come to love. Her work touches your heart. Her tone is so whimsical that make you feel you are part of another world and yet at the same time the truth in her words drags you back to reality. I read two of her bestselling books; The Universe of Us and Lullabies and they are both amazing! Its funny how some people can just put down what you feel word for word because I am never able to do that. Her poetry is something everyone can relate to. There is love and the pain that comes with loving someone. And there is happiness in finding love, and sorrow in losing love.
Below is excerpt from the book Lullabies that really touched me. It is definitely worth a read!
Patience and Love agreed to meet at a set time and place; beneath
the twenty-third tree in the olive orchard. Patience arrived
promptly and waited. She checked her watch every so often but
still, there was no sign of Love.
Was it the twenty-third tree or the fifty-sixth? She wondered and
decided to check, just in case. As she made her way over to the,
fifty-sixth tree, Love arrived at twenty-three, where Patience
was noticeably absent.
Love waited and waited before deciding he must have the wrong
tree and perhaps it was another where they were supposed to
Meanwhile, Patience had arrived at the fifty-sixth tree, where
Love was still nowhere to be seen.
Both begin to drift aimlessly around the olive orchard, almost
meeting but never do.
Finally Patience, who was feeling lost and resigned, found
herself beneath the same tree where she began. She stood there
for barely a minute when there was a tap on her shoulder.
It was Love.
“Where were you?” She asked. “I have been searching all my life.”
“Stop looking for me,” Love replied, “and I will find you.”
I loved reading these two books and can’t wait to get her other ones! I am now officially a big fan of Lang Leav. I apologize for the long post but it is such a good piece, that I really wanted to share. Have you read any of her works? Which one is your favorite? Leave your comments below! Hope you all have a great weekend.