Obtained: Purchased @ Chapters
Publish date: December 20, 2011
I’m not typically a reader of poetry. There are few poetry books I’ve read, and even fewer that I actually got emotionally attached and involved with. But in this case, I took this book to the park, sat on my favourite bench under a willow tree near the pond, and just immersed myself.
I Wrote This For You is a book of poetry that really connected with me this year. Thomas wrote this book of poetry and pairs each poem with a photograph that makes each piece feel that much more realistic, and something I could connect with.
Sometimes you just read the right book at the right time, and I’m so glad I got to this collection when I did. Thomas writes about the strength of being in love, and the pain of having someone you love disappear. There are also a good amount of hopeful pieces in this book that, by the end, made me feel confident in what the future may bring.
Unrequited love, love that once burned with an amazing fire and then fizzled out, love that continues to live strong – these are all themes that I found through the collection of poems, and they’re all probably the three most powerful feelings I’ve experienced in my life. So I could really relate to these poems. By the end of the book, I was really emotionally moved and may have shed a few tears.
I cannot wait to read more of Thomas’s writing, because I feel like I’ve finally found a poet whose work I can get emotionally attached to, and I want to re-experience that feeling.