June 9 2017

Dark Poetry

About the author: The Poet & Published writer, Ishieta is a Healer and Numerologist, and has played with words in verse to dig into the visceral and disturbing area of Darkness within. This is a collection of 26+1 short Poems written as part of the Global A to Z Challenge in April 2017. She writes over at www.isheeriashealingcircles.com
Her other works include A To Z of Healing.

Opinion: Ishieta’s latest book is collection of dark poetry. Her book is a slender volume for a poet’s work.  At around just 30 pages, there is something that I found profoundly consoling about her words. Her poems include the dark confessional secrets which I loved reading. The words offer language to carry us (the reader) through experiences that intimidate to overpower. Perhaps this is why; Poetess Ishieta is so good at writing in original ways about themes such as dancing death, kidnapping and prayers. The quiet grandeur of lines used in many of her poems makes the prospect of being forgotten no longer feel so grim. My personal favorites are – Alive, Ink, Tamarind and Zero. Some poetry books run a straight and narrow path cut with a razor through the plains. Some poetry books have a natural rise and fall like empires, foothills, or the side of a sleeping kitten. Some poetry books are a poet’s spear hand aimed fast for the soft spot at the base of your neck to rip through flesh and stop your breathing. Her poetry book has the flavors of all these. This is a book of unexpected verbs and startling adverbs of poems starting always, significantly, on the right hand page, over, and again, pulling me through from cover to cover, reading the world drift quickly by. This book has a strong sense of self, from the Poetry as introduction to the interspersing of Poems and wordly art. I appreciate the effort to see the book as its own construct which really worked well for me. The death/frozen/victories are all powerful – so many packed so tightly in one volume borders on so many emotions. All of the poems succeed individually in what they were trying to do. I am glad to have read and reviewed this eBook. Wishing lots of success & good luck to the poetess.

Cover Page: 4/5

Content: 4/5

If you are interested in reading poetry or if my review of this impressed you, I would highly recommend you to download the book here and enjoy the experience of poems. 

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Posted June 9, 2017 by Novemberschild in category "Book Reviews

About the Author

I write a lot, which keeps me off the streets and out of trouble. There is always something to write about, always a new story to craft. Not writing, for me, is like trying to hold back a sneeze. Learning to write was the most powerful influence in my life. I can still remember the awe I felt when I realized I could put real words onto paper and tell out a story. From that first ‘a-ha’ moment I knew I wanted to write.


  1. By Zainab on

    I’m reading it currently and enjoying m! Totally agree with you!

  2. By Shamik on

    Nicely written review describing the eBook in a nutshell.
    Downloaded and read the eBook. It’s nice. It gives the view of life.
    The ones that I liked the most were Alive, Dancing Death, Echo, Ink, Laughter and Tamarind.

  3. By Ishieta on

    Thank you so much Romilaa for this amazing review. This means a lot. I am grateful that my Poetry has resonated for you. Your words are very kind.

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