Robbie’s Inspiration – Book review: Life & Soul (Book 2: Soul Poetry Series) by Harmony Kent @harmony_kent #poetry #poetrycommunity

What Amazon says

Life & Soul is the second book in the Soul Poetry Series by acclaimed author Harmony Kent.

This beautiful collection of over fifty poems will take the reader through the highs and lows of everyday life via contemporary poetry in a range of styles and themes. Within these pages, you will find reflections on the Lonely Soul, the Seeking Soul, Brief Soul, Friendly Soul, and the Loving Soul—states of mind and living and longing we each experience over the course of a life.

Life & Soul offers something for lovers of poetry from all walks of life.

Praise for Slices of Soul, Book 1 in the Soul Poetry Series:

“I found my answer in this wonderful treasure-trove and have already read it three times.” Robert Fear

“I found in Slices of Soul something approaching aesthetic bliss, a sense of being connected in some way to other states – like tenderness, kindness, ecstasy – where art is the norm.” Colm Herron

“A stunning collection of poems that I read in one sitting! Unable to simply put this down until I had read the last. I love the clarity of the short poems, such clear images created in so few words or phrases. Many of them touched my heart and I will be giving them a 2nd and 3rd read!” Audrina Lane

My review

This is as beautiful collection of mainly freestyle poetry by Harmony Kent. The collection is divided into six sections all relating to the emotional reactions of the ‘soul’. My favourite sections were Lonely Soul and Seeking Soul as I found those very relatable. I think that highly creative people can often be lonely even if they are surrounded by people, and are always seeking a higher meaning in everything in life.

My favourite poem from the Lonely Soul section was Echoes, and this is a stanza from that poem:

“Echoes thunder
Through an empty room
The noise deafening
In its absence”

From the Seeking Soul section, I loved Still Laundry to Get Done, and this is a short extract:

“Offer trust and love anyway
Break down our prison walls
Life finds a way
Be me”

The next three sections offer equally beautiful poems about other aspects of relationships that can either feed or detract from the soul including love and friendships.

The Life of a Soul is a most interesting and unusual section as it comprises of one long poem, broken into several sections, that is an autobiography. It tells a poignant and lovely story of the poet’s journey from Birth, which included “nearly died”, through Infancy feeling “but lost identity”, Becoming, involving “fragmented into, a separate person”, Childhood thinking “but didn’t have what it took”, Young Adult progressing to “feels like coming home”, Postulant when she “made myself homeless”, the Monk, a time “to put myself back together”, the Cripple and a circumstances where “life changed forever after”, and Back in the World with an attitude of “laughing into the unknown”.

This is a beautiful and unusual book that will appeal to lovers of poetry as well as any person who has ever felt strong emotions and suffered only to rise up again.

Purchase Life & Soul (Book 2: Soul Poetry Series)

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About Harmony Kent

Harmony Kent is an award winning multi-genre author. Her publications include: 

The Battle for Brisingamen (Fantasy Fiction) AIA approved

The Glade (Mystery/Thriller) AIA Approved/BRAG Medallion Honouree/New Apple Literary Awards Official Selection Honours 2015

Polish Your Prose: Essential Editing Tips for Authors (Writing/Editing) New Apple Literary Awards Top Medallist Honours 2015

Finding Katie (Women’s Fiction)

Slices of Soul: Book 1 in the Soul Poetry Series (Contemporary Poetry)

Life & Soul: Book 2 in the Soul Poetry Series (Contemporary Poetry)

Interludes 1 & Interludes 2 (Erotic Short Stories)

Moments (Short Stories and Poetry)

Jewel in the Mud (Zen Musings)

Backstage (Erotic Romance)

FALLOUT (Apocalyptic/post-apocalyptic Dystopia) BRAG Medallion Honouree

The Vanished Boy (Psychological Thriller)

As well as being an avid reader and writer, Harmony also offers reviews and supports her fellow authors. Harmony works hard to promote and protect high standards within the publishing arena. She is always on the look out for talent and excellence, and will freely promote any authors or books who she feels have these attributes. Harmony lives in Cornwall, England.

twitter: @harmony_kent

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/HarmonyK

harmonykent@gmx.com

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