Cathedral Book Review

Hullo, world!

It’s a beautiful Saturday here in Vancouver with a ray of unusual sunshine and rain (I know, that never seems to go away). I got my second cup of Caramel Brûlé latte of the season, the malls are playing “White Christmas”, and it snowed (!) one day, so life has been fantastic. (Okay, near fantastic if you forget the fact there’s a final exam on a Sunday morning which I still haven’t reconciled with.)

And so, on such a perfect day, it’s only fitting that I introduce to you my favourite author and blogger–Maya Joelle!

Cathedral

Cathedral is a collection of poetry and creative prose about beauty in the midst of grief and joy in the face of great sorrow.

oh brave one,

oh broken, beautifully brave one,

remember.

remember that no matter how tiny the fragments this time,

how far apart they are scattered,

how long you must search,

he will help you find the pieces of the person you once were

and the image you once bore.

// to the broken ones

My Thoughts:

First of all, I don’t read many books of poetry. But when I do, I’m always reminded how much I love it. (And of course, we know what Tolkien would say– ”poetry works into prose!”)

Some of my favourite lines:

Is it a shipwreck if the boat doesn’t break? 
Is it a tragedy if I wanted to wreck myself?
I am broken. 
And in my brokenness, I break things.
If I am dashed to pieces 
May it be doing something worthy 
For those who stand by my side.
I’ll kill your suitors and open my doors 
And tell you that you’re loved 
So come home to me, my love 
I am your Odysseus

In my hands there is a brick. In that brick is the beginning of a cathedral. 

Maya Joelle, Cathedral

Some of my favourite poems:

  • coming
  • to the broken ones
  • beacon
  • walk around the pasture
  • dust

This book is for you if you like:

  1. little snippets of poetry
  2. classics & song & poetry inspired themes
  3. small but honest warmth in poetry

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Maya Joelle is a wordsmith, bookdragon, and avid forest enthusiast from Michigan. In addition to poetry, she writes high fantasy novels and short stories that turn into novels. When she’s not writing or studying, she is often found marvelling at the beauty of creation through the wonders of nature, music, and friendship. She writes poems to remind herself and others of God’s goodness amidst pain and sorrow, for the glory of the Author who knows the ending of her story.

all the important links: https://mayajoelle.carrd.co/

And that’s it for today!

Thank you for reading! Do you like/read poetry? If so, do you have any favourite poets? Better yet, do you write poetry? Let me know in the comments below; I’d love to chat with you!

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