Book Review: Tiny Poems for Gentle Hearts by Isabol Scheck

A collection of 150 poems for warming hearts and thawing souls.

My Review

I chose to read this book after receiving a free e-copy from the author. All opinions in this review are my own and completely unbiased.

Most of these poems are very short. They’re about love, love lost, loss of a loved one, and every once in a while, I found a gem that made me giggle like this one:

Poison dripped
from her acidic
lips,
since all he cared
for were her
hips.

I haven’t read a lot of poetry, but I’ve been reading more lately. I think if someone younger (teens or early twenties) asked me to recommend some simple poetry, this would be a good one to suggest.

About the Author

Isabel comes from England but lives in
Switzerland with her parents and her brother.
She works with children, which she adores,
but she also loves to write; especially poetry.
She uses experiences, images and people as
inspiration to create words. Isabel also loves
to express herself by drawing.

Book Review: Snail & Boy by Gal Kleinman

Snail and Boy is a story about a boy who lost his family in the war. From the depths of despair, Boy overcomes his hardships, and discovers universal truths that give profound meaning to his life, and relationship to the world.

Boy’s incredible transformation gets noticed by a very inquisitive snail, who eventually discovers Boy’s secrets, as they unfold, raising our awareness to deep life changing insights.

One day, Boy is astonished to discover a snail writing silvery letters on a wall, and from that moment on, a special relationship evolves between the two.

It is a story about love. It is a story about peace. It is a story about freedom.

Hopefully, Boy lives in each and every one of us. 

My Review

I chose to read this book after receiving a free e-copy from the author. All opinions in this review are my own and completely unbiased.

Snail & Boy is a different kind of book; it’s short and sweet and has a good message. Boy lost his family in the war but soon realizes that he still needs to have a positive outlook on life. He knows that bringing happiness to others will bring him happiness. When he meets wise Snail, they form a bond like no other.

In several of the chapters of Snail & Boy, the author sets apart the important idea of that chapter. Love, peace, freedom, and happiness are all messages. Examples:

“Yes, this world needs a revolution. War is obsolete, and we must learn to live in peace.” (p 24)
“If you want freedom, give freedom to someone else.” (p. 45)
“If you want to be happy give happiness to someone else.” (p. 49)

Snail & Boy is a quick read with a good message.

A photo of a snail like this one is between each chapter.

So I died..

You can find this beautiful poem at My Valiant Soul

8106f-sad-girl-alone-in-love-sketch-painting-image-1920x1080The fragility of my heart was kissed by you,

when the world abandoned,you picked me up like the autumn leaf ,

rejuvenated,healed,embraced it;

The veins of my insipid heart caught your eyes on and so you adored it;

the palace we built,the garden we visited was just the beginning of the rainbow we wished;

but the reality happened;

gradually;

slowly;

the leaf had blown with the wind, and so I died..

tattered;

and

withered.