Like a lantern,
Into the forest of my heart.
And I forgot
That he was made of fire,
That his touch
Could make things burn.” – Away from Shore by Mary McCormack Deka
(I received a copy from the author in exchange for an honest review.)
Away from Shore is a collection of poems that greatly describe the magic and vulnerability in falling in love, the crumble and uncertainty of a broken heart and the self-discovery and relief in finally moving on.
Mary McCormack Deka had created such a wonderful collection of poems that you could truly relate to. I’ve only ever gotten the chance to read collections that have contained one specific subject as its focus so it was a first for me to read one like this that contained the journey itself of falling in and out of love. Love is an adventure in its own right and it definitely is a whirlwind of emotion. Deka had no trouble in portraying this in her picturesque writing. I read through this collection in one sitting and felt a connection with the narrator as though it was I in her place. I was entranced in the wonder of finding love and the confusion of it slipping away. The structure and imagery were stunning and perfect and I truly have nothing but good things to say about this collection overall. It is definitely a must-read!
I give this collection a 5 out of 5 feathers!