This Long Trip to Myself

This Long Trip to Myself

Poetry - General
88 Pages
Reviewed on 09/06/2013
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Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite

This Long Trip to Myself by Steve Saari is the author's journey, the happy and the sad. It is a mixture of dramatic and abstract; a collection of thoughts put together to give you a peek into the author's mind and spirit, his inner feelings and struggles, and his personal experiences.

I thought the collection was beautiful for many reasons. First, it opened the soul of the poet to the reader. They have a chance to explore his personal space. Secondly, the formatting of the poems is exceptional. They not only speak of the theme but they are also highly visual.

Many of the poems in This Long Trip to Myself are lyrical. All the emotions are handled with finesse and elegance. The language is beautiful and simplistic. Some of the poems are haunting and strike a chord within you. Some of them are metaphorical and poignant. They make you want to go back and read them again and again. The poet's struggle with his own self is revealed beautifully in this collection.

This Long Trip to Myself has some beautiful illustrations to go with some of the poems. 'The Tomb' speaks about the gloomy mind of the poet and he comes out of it abruptly with the next exquisite poem 'Hope'. 'Prison Window' is another poem which speaks of the poet's somber mood. I was highly impressed by the formatting of 'Me'. It took the poem to another level altogether. On the whole, it is a beautiful collection and all poetry lovers will enjoy the poems.