In her debut collection The Fool Sings, poet Weslea Sidon bevels the sharp edges of love and loss with compassion and wit. These concise and honest poems reveal the great impact of small moments in a life well observed.
The sad truth is is that I do not read poetry books as much as I would like to but this is not my choice. The reason I have not read many poetry books recently is that the ones I have been finding seem to be generic and not original which is what I hate in any book, let alone a poetry book. If I read a poetry book, it has to be incredible and has to transfix me as well as charm me and make me feel a host of different emotions. That is why I am so happy to have discovered The Fool Sings by Weslea Sidon because this poetry book is one of the most original, unique and beautifully crafted poetry books I have ever had the pleasure of reading. If you are a reader who adores poetry and getting lost in beautiful but sometimes harrowing poems that will move you, then The Fool Sings is the poetry book for you and should not be missed!
The poems throughout The Fool Sings are mixed with two themes, love and loss, and this is the basis for Weslea Sidon’s poems. The poems throughout her book, however, are also laced with ‘compassion and wit,’ Sidon challenges the reader on heartfelt topics and adds a unique, sometimes humorous and charming feeling to them. The description courtesy of the author above has a sentence that reads ‘These concise and honest poems reveal the great impact of small moments in a life well observed’ and this could not be more true about the book. The Fool Sings is full of beautiful, well-developed and brutally honest poems that will all evoke a feeling in the reader or provoke the reader’s thoughts and so The Fool Sings genuinely is a brilliant poetry book.
The poems laced throughout The Fool Sings are so brilliant and unique that I have not been able to stop thinking about them. As soon as I would finish one I would end up re-reading it because I wanted to immerse myself in it again and understanding the true meaning. I love immersing myself in a poem and reading it from different perspectives and the wonderful author Weslea Sidon challenges her readers to do this.
Weslea Sidon is a newly discovered poet of mine but I wish I had discovered her work sooner because never before have I been so transfixed by poems. I have read a lot of poems in my time, especially since a young age but never have I ever been so provoked by one, emotionally and mentally. Sidon does this with her mesmerizing prose and well developed and structured poems. The poems truly will keep readers turning the pages from beginning to end.
As The Fool Sings is a sensational, unique, and beautiful poetry book that should not be missed, I of course have to award this stellar book five stars! So please, have a read of The Fool Sings and get lost in the captivating words of Weslea Sidon and be compelled to read from the very beginning to the very end.
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