All the Words are Yours: Haiku on Love by Tyler Knott Gregson
Review by Lauren
Source: copy sent for review; all opinions are my own
Official Summary: Every day for the past six years, Tyler Knott Gregson has written a simple haiku about love, and posted it online. These heartfelt poems have attracted a large and loyal following around the world. This highly anticipated follow-up to Chasers of the Light, presents Tyler’s favorites, some previously unpublished, accompanied by his signature photographs, which capture the rich texture of daily life.
Review: I have always liked the art of the haiku, though I have to admit it's a style of poetry that can be difficult to write in if you want whatever you're saying to make sense. Therefore, I think it's amazing that Gregson writes a haiku every single day on the topic of love. This book is a collection of some of the best, with a photograph taken by Gregson accompanying about half of them.
You are filled with doubt
of the magic inside you,
but it's all I see.
This book is something that can be read quite quickly, but like all poetry, it's nice to sit and reflect on what you have read. I have a few friends that love poetry and I could really see them enjoying this collection. I used to write a lot of poetry when I was younger, but it's never been something I felt I was especially good at. Reading this book makes you want to start writing though, making notes on the beauty in the world.
I Want to Be Loved
As Intensely As I Love,
With the Same Passion
As the holidays are fast approaching, I could see this being a good gift for your writer friends or maybe even someone who just got married or is engaged! It should fit most stockings too!
*Author's Note: The two haiku in this review are from the book!