You guys know how much I adore poetry, and I was so fortunate to stumble across Emotionally Raw and Loveable Losers and Romantic Monsters this week! These two titles are by indie poets Leaner and Cabrera, and they deserve so much more attention than they’re getting! Man, poetry seriously does not get enough attention. Thus, allow me to shout from the rooftops POETRY IS GREAT AND THERE ARE MANY NEW POETS OUT THERE!
In Emotionally Raw, Cabrera writes straight from the heart, and you feel his words in every line. There are so many good lines in his poems, but here are some of my favourites:
This must be a dream, vivid as they come,
What did I do to deserve someone like you?
Whatever it was, I must have love from someone above.
If I could, I’d show you the universe
If I could, I’d leave the darkness for good
Land of the free, home of the brave
If you are not exploitable
You won’t be saved
So many of these lines just hit me. Such brilliant writing!
In Loveable Losers and Romantic Monsters, Leaner evokes emotion with every word, spinning lines beautifully and provoking introspection.
We are the creepers,
the weird, the strangers,
the witches and warlocks,
the woods stretched infinitely into black oneness with all of us and our otherliness.
The most powerful thing you can do for yourself is to love all the ugliness in your soul.
Because art is telling us, whispering in our ears, warmly and congenially:
Come to me you hurt people.
I’ll give you all solace.
I love, love, love poetry like this. So impressed. Otherliness is a word I feel in my bones, yo.
I definitely recommend these poets! If anyone has any poetry to share, do link me in the comments!