Catching Snowflakes

Poetry - General
130 Pages
Reviewed on 10/07/2016
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Reviewed by Carla Trueheart for Readers' Favorite

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!