By: Lauren Eden
Format/Source: Paperback; my purchase
Of Yesteryear is a collection of poetry that effortlessly transcribes the chaos of the never ending battle between head and heart. In her debut, Lauren Eden’s succinct and beautiful observations of human nature and its gains and losses will lead readers to understand their own journey in love and self discovery – now, and of yesteryear.
I can’t remember how I came across this book but the book cover definitely caught my attention, followed by the title of the collection. After reading a few reviews and reading a few poems on her Instagram, I decided to pick it up 😛
Her collection of poems are very short–no more than a few lines if you string them together in a proper sentence format–but I felt the poems were lyrical and hit home, to the point. A lot of it is on love, of course, but a few were also on other subjects of knowing oneself. I especially enjoyed the poems using the starry analogy (but that’s just me and stars–which, thinking on it now, also reflects the book cover 😉 ).
A few poems that stuck out as I read this book (sorry for the massiveness–but it’s something you have to read for yourself):
I don’t know what else to say about this book, really, except that I really enjoyed it. If you’re a fan of poetry in this kind of style (brief, but poignant), I would recommend you checking out this title. It definitely makes for a quick read too (much as I tried to read it slowly to savour it all) 🙂