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Reviewed by Pikasho Deka for Readers' Favorite
Grim Honey is a poetry collection by Jessica Barksdale. Covering a wide range of topics, Barksdale pens a beautiful collection incorporating themes of love, loss, grief, family, friendship, and much more. "Good Enough to Break Bones" is a sonnet reminiscing the loss of loved ones and the pain induced by grief and loneliness. "Yahrtzeit" speaks of the struggles to move on from the death of a beloved friend. "This is It" is an introspective look at the nature of life and our place in the universe. "Spoon Rest" is a throwback to the happier times between a married couple. "So We Could Fight" relates the changing relationship dynamic between two friends throughout their lives. "Woman at Wash Basin" is about regrets and how everyone wishes they hadn't made some mistakes in their lives.
A poignant poetry collection, Grim Honey is a riveting read that will leave you with a lot to ponder. Jessica Barksdale uses a variety of styles and structural experimentation to pen an enthralling post-modern collection of poems that explores the human condition through a vast spectrum of ideas, themes, and subject matter. Each poem brings something unique to the narrative. Some of them seem abstract, while some deal with the everyday struggles of life. Nostalgic and, at times, melancholic, Barksdale's poems feel intimate and personal yet touch upon universal themes of love, loss, and grief that make them thoroughly captivating. If I have to choose my favorites, I'll pick "Knock, Knock" and "The World Was Once an Ocean." This is a must-read for all poetry lovers out there.