It’s This, Laura Foley

It’s This contemplates relationships, identity, love, loss, and radical transformation, finding acceptance, joy, and growing peace, as the speaker practices meditation, and falls more deeply in love with her wife.

Employing spare, musical language and humor, and suffused with light, these vivid poems flash back to the speaker’s past, as they practice empathy and compassion in the present – for self and others, across political aisles, and species. Learning to accept mortality in losing loved ones and chaplaining hospice patients, she increasingly appreciates what presence has to teach, in the woods of nature and relationships: everything we seek is already in us, in each shining moment we allow ourselves to focus wholly on everything present, the hologram of this, which is the universe, “this field of snow, where I sit alone/on a hilltop, until I think of nothing, / but light – light on snow, light/prisming ice, light on light, on light.”

It’s This is an incredible and truly stunning poetry book that is written amazingly and needs to be read by everyone as everyone will be able to adore the words laced throughout and feel moved by them. Some poetry books move you more than usual and this was that book for me as its poems laced throughout It’s This were truly captivating, moving, and unforgettable.

It’s This made me fall in love with poetry all over again and I am so thankful to the author Laura Foley for this! Many poetry books can be overly complicated and do not tell a concise message but It’s This does just this. The poems laced throughout It’s This will touch many readers I believe and there is a poem for everyone in It’s This and that is one of the many brilliant things about it.

It’s This is an emotive and thought-provoking collection of poems that takes its readers on a powerful journey exploring life and its many experiences. Laura Foley, the author of this wonderful book, pours her heart into her book and shares many memorable poems that explore love and loss, identity, peace, nature, and so much more. The poems will easily compel and move readers as we embark on a journey through the human experience which will make you think and reflect on your own life and experiences and this is the beauty of It’s This.

The poems laced throughout It’s This are exceptional, original, and transfixing. As I read It’s This, I found myself engrossed in every poem from beginning to end, and when I would finish reading one I would find myself reading two, even three more times! That is the power of this poetry book and it is all thanks to its raw nature, and the phenomenal words courtesy of Laura Foley.

Laura Foley is a newly discovered poet of mine, and I already know great things are ahead for her thanks to her words in It’s This! I am so thrilled to have found Foley’s work and I hope she continues to write as her work is that great! This is a testament too to how wonderful her book is, it transfixed and hooked me and I am already excited for what else Foley may write in the future.

To conclude my thoughts on the incredible It’s This, I would say this collection of poems is sensational, beautiful, and mesmerizing! That is why I have no choice but to award this book five stars!

Thank you so much for reading book lovers! I appreciate it so much.

Goodbye for now book lovers,

P.S. Below I have attached some links about the author and this wonderful book so if you would like to learn more about the author and the book then please have a browse. Thank you so much again for reading book lovers!

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