Wayside So By Cecily Nicholson (140)

This is an eerie book of poetry by an award-winning writer. The poems are angry, honest, and expressive of a young girl who was missing her Dad in her life.

He was a travelling musician when she was growing up and was always on the move. He was never in one place long enough to form a bond with her father. She so craved this. It hurt her for many decades.

The poems express her anguish of always being on the outside of her father’s life. This book of poetry captures that angst and that longing.

The poems moved me to tears in a way that I unexpected. There is a raw humanity in the prose, something that is inexplicable but that lingers in your heart for a long time afterwards.

I finished reading this book a while ago. But I didn’t know how to write a review that would be an authentic description of such raw emotion. So, this is my humble attempt.

I have been blessed to start this year reading some amazing books. And this book is among those special ones!



About irenesroth

I am a freelance and academic writer. I am currently writing a book called `Fearless Freelance Writers`. Please look out for it soon on this blog.
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