Open To Light by Marilyn Pope

February 21, 2019

By Sarah Carter



I'd consigned to oblivion on how much I have a great liking for reading poems until I picked up this book to read. First, I read it as if I were not planning to review it. I just simply bask in the book. One of the things I love about poetry books is that they don’t have to be read sequentially. So then I read every poem, but not necessarily in order After reading the book a handful of times, certain poems haunt me.

This awe-inspiring book by Marilyn Pope is a splendid book. The poems grace all sorts of genres. I really enjoyed it and anyone who’s into poems will love it too. One of the poems was probably better written and surely more enthralling than many of the books I’ve read so far. It was such an eye-opener to me to think back on how poetry can truly be remarkable and is not a type of literature I should so easily leave unnoticed.

As someone who thinks that everyone is a reader, I know some just may not have found their favorite book yet. I’d definitely suggest starting with this one. Short enough that it can be read in a Sunday afternoon, well-written enough that I found myself wanting to go back and revisit my best-loved poems. I'm a picky reader, but there was much to enjoy in this book. I really liked the writing. Pope did such a great job. It was life-changing and I had a grand time reading it. 

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