Daley-Ward has poured themselves completely within this collection. It is clear from the outset that we will be travelling along a personal and yet emotional journey with this poet.
From the start we are greeted with images of love, family, happiness, loss, pain and sorrow. It’s a collection that has everything you would want to find within a collection of poetry.
The Poets intention with this book is obviously to touch deep in the emotional depths of the readers phsyche, which they achieve in good measure.
It’s obvious as well that the poet has decided the let the metaphorical pen flow within this collection as well, allowing for a freer and less constrained verse.
There were moments of reflection whilst reading this book as the content matter was constantly kept at such a high emotional level that I had to refocus my mind to fully appreciate what they were trying to achieve here.
Daley-Ward has clearly showed off their skills as an imaginative and immersive writer - this is the reason why I gave this collection four out of five stars.
If you have a poetry ‘to-read’ list then this must definitely be on it - you won’t be disappointed.