Goodreads Synopsis: Tell me, Atlas. What is heavier: the world or its people’s hearts?
In her debut poetry collection, Darshana Suresh explores what it means to be alive, and how hurting and healing can often be overwhelmingly intertwined.
She does not write about recovery. Instead, she writes about carrying on until you are ready to recover.
What a wonderful collection of poems! I was very lucky to get a copy of this book from the publishers in exchange for a review. I had seen the the collection going around twitter and was hoping to get a copy eventually. Then this opportunity came along and after being able to read it I want to buy a copy more than ever.
Howling at the Moon is not a long collection, just over a 100 pages. It’s filled with lines like “Love is the way your body fights to keep you alive / Day after day.” or like this:
“There’s this ache in my chest
that I keep trying to write,
but there are some things that just
cannot be put into words.
The moonlight, for example.
Or the way the birds sound
when you wake up in the
morning despite thinking
the past night would
be your last.”
Darshana’s poetry is achingly beautiful, full of every emotion imaginable. It’s sometimes soft, and sometimes hard. It’s everything you could want in a poetry book. It’s inspiring. I read the entire collection in one day, but I’ve been going back to it every day since to read snippets here and there. I’m in love with it and I think you will be too. Go buy it, read it and consider reviewing it.
I gave Howling at the Moon 4 stars on Goodreads.