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Discovering: Sea of Strangers by Lang Leav

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Sea of Strangers by Lang Leav

Sea of Strangers by Lang Leav

Sea of Strangers

Discovering Lang Leav poetry is like finding treasures, full of hope. It sets sail for a grand new adventure. In Leav's work, the word 'water' in the title Sea of Strangers is used symbolically and literally. There's a feeling that the narrator works to cleanse herself of a passion she can't let go of. As much as the narrator tries to let go of a love she can't, she's still searching for other poets to understand that what she felt was true and that she's not the only one who has ever felt like this. Sea of Strangers has the perfect mixture of empowerment, first thoughts of love, and the unavoidable problem of leaving you hollow with your heartbroken. Sea of Strangers, however, is not as heavy as I thought it would be. It will bring you sweet memories of true love and what it means to love yourself and all of your being. Perfect for a fast read over the weekend. A bulk of Leav's poetry is brief conversational stanzas or clear and simple one-liners, like many modern-day poets.

Thus, not every poetry reader is a fan of this style; in her poems, the directness and simplicity are what can get us out the most. It also shows how powerful a couple of words and phrases can be. Reading a book from Lang Leav is like listening to words of wisdom and inspiration from a close relationship. She tells you a mixture of things you don't know and stuff you may know subconsciously but don't want to hear; she will teach you life lessons; therefore if you have never read Lang Leav before, you are missing out because, in every poem she wrote, anyone can be relatable and inspired by her words. The pain, wisdom, lesson, and realizations are beautifully constructed. Lang Leav's words will stick with you even after you've read them.

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