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Lullabies by Lang Leav

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A sequel to the hugely popular, best-selling Love & Misadventure, Lullabies continues to explore the intricacies of love and loss.

Set to a musical theme, love's poetic journey in this new, original collection begins with a Duet and travels through Interlude and Finale with an Encore popular piece from the best-selling Love & Misadventure. Lang Leav's evocative poetry speaks to the soul of anyone who is on this journey.

Leav has an unnerving ability to see inside the hearts and minds of her readers. Her talent for translating complex emotions with astonishing simplicity has won her a cult following of devoted fans from all over the world.

Lang Leav is a poet and internationally exhibiting artist.

– Goodreads synopsis

When I first saw Lullabies, I was immediately drawn to the gorgeous cover and the excerpt at the back. From the very first page, Lang Leav transported me to another world filled with regret and melancholy of a girl who loved but lost. Almost every poem was hypnotic and that is what I love about poems – the way words can be strung together so artfully like a lovely melody.

The beginning talks about how a girl falls head over heels with a guy and how he was her world, her thoughts, her everything. The interlude then goes on about how she is afraid of losing him and how she feels that he is slipping away from her. Finally, it all ends in the present where she has lost him.


ONE OF THE POEM FROM LULLABIES

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My favourite parts in the book were actually the short stories interspersed between the poems, such as the one on Love and Patience. The short stories depict a complete picture, unlike the open-ended poems that leave you wondering. In a way, it provides a good balance for Lullabies. Also, a bonus feature was the beautiful illustrations between poems. 

The mesmerizing words of the poems really spoke to me because I too, have experienced love and loss. Most of us would have been in a relationship before, or are in one currently so I am sure that some of the poems will hit you right in the feels. That’s the most captivating part about poems in my opinion, that they are timeless.

I loved every poem but felt that a few were somewhat incomplete and that some of her poems were just too simple at times. There is a saying that the simplest words can hit home and some do, but there were certain poems that I thought could have been better developed. Maybe a different choice or addition of words could give more life to the story.

It is true though, that whether you start from the beginning or at a random page, you would still be able to understand and relate to the text. Another charm of this book is that as you read Lullabies over different periods of time, the poems speak to you in different ways and, depending on your mood then, you interpret the poems differently. Sometimes, they offers solace and at times, hope for a wounded soul.


THE EXQUISITE ILLUSTRATION CAN BE FOUND IN LOVE AND MISFORTUNE TOO

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We have all loved and lost. The pain is sometimes so immense that it hurts when you think about it. However, Lang Leav's poems bring a little comfort and promises of healing.

Lullabies is a book I would pick up on a lazy afternoon with a cup of tea in my hand – a thought provoking book that somehow evokes a certain amount of peace in you.


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