TITLE: BROKEN WISHBONES & EMPTY SPACES
AUTHOR: PYROKARDIA (OGUNFOWODU OLUFEMI)
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DATE OF PUBLICATION: January 22, 2017
REVIEWER: Shoola Oyindamola
It is just so heartrending how love cannot heal within a lifetime what it beaks within seconds.
Pyrokardia is most certainly a prolific poet. He is a genius in creating images for emotions and tastes from mere words, as evidenced by his new ‘BROKEN WISHBONES & EMPTY SPACES’ which is in every way a worthy sequel to his first collection ‘A BEAUTIFUL MESS‘.
BROKEN WISHBONES & EMPTY SPACES understands and justifies the melancholy in love. It beautifully explains what it means to be broken, how it feels to be broken, and how it feels to thirst for love while being broken.
Yet, amidst all this hurt, it still acknowledges love as a good thing – if only we could find it, give it, and take it the right way.
This collection heals a reader simply by acknowledgment. It skillfully teaches how to gracefully bear love’s moments of ‘forlorn-ness’.
Noorain Moosvi, who made illustrations for the book, did an excellent interpreting for the reader in subtle ways, illustrating emotions that may be easy to feel yet hard for some people to imagine.
SHOOLA OYINDAMOLA was born and raised in Ibadan, Nigeria. She is a published poet, a feminist, a mentor, a blogger and Co-founder and Resource manager of Sprinng Literary Movement. She loves to writes poems, essays and her non-classifiable opinions. She uses her writing skills with her feminist drive to discuss the gender injustices that need to be fixed. She published her first collection of poems titled “Heartbeat” in New Yo