This is just a gorgeous collection of poetry. From the opening pages of Catching Snowflakes, poet LJ Diaz sets the stage for lost love and emotion. Each poem is its own little story, and while some poems are shorter and only a few lines, they say so much to the reader. Other poems are just a bit longer and read like short stories, such as “Saved for Last” and “House of Jupiter.” Here and there, the author has placed illustrations and drawings to match a poem or feeling, which makes the book quite unique. The overall mood of sorrow is done well, and the moon, sun, and astral themes are evident throughout. With bold and beautiful lines like “Paint me the color of night/Of snow twinkling in sunlight,” the author’s talent shines through and bursts from the page.
Catching Snowflakes was a joy to read. Every line was engaging and brought forth the intended feeling through the words and the themes. There is not one poem in the book that did not pull some sort of emotion from me, and I know I will go back many times to read over the poetry. Each one was so identifiable, but I particularly liked “Dirty Sky” for the astral theme and “Waterfalls” for its simplicity. The poem using old movies as a theme was also unique and memorable. LJ Diaz has a particular talent for imagery and language, and I would definitely recommend her book to fans of poetry. Don’t miss this one!
Reviewed by Carla Trueheart for Readers’ Favorite
About the Author
Laura is thirty-something and was born and raised in a ‘blink and you’ll miss it’ village in rural England, UK. She emigrated to the USA a little over two years ago, married the love of her life in her dream Las Vegas wedding, and now resides in Los Angeles, California with her husband, in a little shack by the beach.
Laura believes that animals have the best souls, and dreams of a day where extinction is extinct. She hates suffering of any kind and is a gentle soul. She is the oldest child she knows and still believes in Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny and the Tooth Fairy. She is yet to stroke a unicorn, talk with a mermaid, and hunt for vampires, but these things are on her bucket list. Laura has faith in the power of prayer, is convinced that tiny miracles happen countless times a day and believes in magic. She finds witchcraft intriguing and would like to bottle sunshine to cure gloomy days. She is a compulsive bookworm and will not leave the house without her kindle.
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