Poetry for a New Perspective
by Melody Godfred
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Pub Date 27 Sep 2022 | Archive Date 27 Sep 2022
Each pair of poems inspires a shift from the old way of thinking to the new: from guilt to gratitude, resistance to surrender, and fear to love. The left side of every spread is dedicated to the old way. The right side offers a shift in perspective that lovingly illuminates the new. Each seemingly simple poem instantly elicits a profound reset, and is coupled with beautiful line drawings that awaken not just the mind, but also the heart. The Shift’s unique poem pairings uplift the soul by offering a hopeful salve for our collective burnout.
Whether you read a pair of poems a day, or consume the entire book in one sitting, The Shift will be your trusted companion as you bravely navigate the great unknown that lies ahead in the months, years and decades to come.
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This is a beautiful collection of poetry. This is one I'll return to again and again. Many thanks to the author, publisher, and NetGalley for the advanced copy of the book.
As a reader, one of my favorite experiences in any book is shifting perspectives – whether that means characters who grow or a story that will change your way of thinking. This book of poetry reflects the changing of the author’s mindset as each poem features first the “old” thought and then the “new” thought.
I love reading a poetry book that flows so smoothly in a first read but begs you to come back and reflect longer on each page. The author has done an amazing job of creating this effect with beautiful transitions and artwork.
This is my first book by the author, but I’m excited now to collect her poetry books for future reflection – we all need a reminder from time-to-time on appreciating each day instead of rushing to the next task, next project, next day.
Thank you to Andrew McNeel Publishing for providing me with an e-ARC of this book via NetGalley.
I loved this collection of poems. It completely captivated me with the simple yet impactful lines and the thoughtfully added illustrations that beautifully accompanied them. It begins with a “destructive” thought and follows a thought shift – one that frames a new perspective, like the title describes. Each of these thoughts are ones that many of us have found as a result of living through recent events - making us learn to appreciate each moment in the moment. Each poem left me reflecting even after I finished its contents.
The poems had a clear flow that was easy to follow. It’s a collection I will definitely reread as it left a lasting impression with the many affirmations within it. This book is the first of the author’s that I have read, but not the last as she has definitely become a must-read for me.
I am a huge fan of poetry & I loved the cover of this collection! I devoured this book!!
I liked that they were written in pairs & I enjoyed the sketches that accompanied each one. Some of the poems felt like mini affirmations & I know that I will refer back to this collection from time to time.
Very enjoyable & easy to digest :)
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