How often do things end in life and you wish for just one more conversation, one chance to say what you needed to say, ask what has been burning in your heart, and hear the other side of what it was really like, who you really were? Poetry, prose and essays take you through the journey of Hiraeth and Phoenix. They choose to give each other the gift of the other side of the story and what follows is a dialogue that cuts to the core of the reality they created and called their own.
When a marriage ends, it stirs up a multitude of emotions, not only in the couple but also their families and friends. ‘Hiraeth Phoenix’, explores these emotions from Phoenix’s and Hiraeth’s perspective. Written in poetry and prose, this is a poignant, yet easy to read story. It is like reading diary; the observations and emotions are honest and intimate.
Packed with emotion, this short read is hard to put down, it draws you in and lets you relive Hiraeth’s and Phoenix’s love story, through their eyes.
Accusations, complacency and desperation give way to acceptance, forgiveness and hope. The author cleverly uses poetry to reinforce the messages implicit in the previous chapters of prose.
This story is original and realistic and worth reading.
I received a copy of this book from the author in return for an honest review.
My rating: 5 of 5 stars