(5 / 5) – It Completes Me!
Ada Limon is hands down one of my favorite modern poets. Her ability to capture a moment and emotion in the lines of a poetry is breathtaking. “The Hurting Kind” is the second compilation of hers I have read and this time around, I gave myself time and space to absorb and linger in the lines and the content of each poem.
I have started to read poetry as part of my nighttime ritual. It has become a way to wind down and relish the beauty of language. “The Hurting Kind” was an excellent companion as I drifted off to sleep. Like all poetry compilations there are some that resonate more deeply than others, but as a whole “The Hurting Kind” is a moving portrait of seasons of life through nature’s annual cycle of spring, summer, fall and winter.
Limon’s poetry is accessible without being trite and her content varies from the transcendental to finding extraordinary beauty and poignancy in the mundane. I find Limon is a poet I want to read over and over again as each creates a specific environment that, depending on where I am, will connect differently.
An excellent compilation that I would highly recommend to anyone.