source: free copy via Bahar Books
title: Garden in a Seed
author : Nazanin Mirsadeghi
published: Bahar Books (March 28, 2021)
GARDEN IN A SEED is a collection of modern poems touching on the subjects of self-worth, love, loss, and survival. The poems in this collection reflect the emotional struggles of women, especially when it comes to discovering their true and authentic voices. These short poems shed light on the enormous strengths hidden in the human soul. They remind us that despite experiencing despair and sorrow, we are all capable of healing.
Right in time for National Poetry Month today I’d like to share my thoughts on a lovely set of poems I have recently read. Garden in a Seed is a beautiful collection of poems focusing on themes of love, heartache, bravery, hope and personal strength.
I dove in and out of this book over the course of a week and took the time to savor the words.
The poems are split into four sections: sprout, hail, nurture, endure and bloom. I really liked the section entitled “nurture”. This is one of my favorite poems in the collection:
“You kiss the fine lines
the universe has drawn
on my forehead
around my eyes
at the corners of my lips
you touch the ugly marks
life has left all over my skin
and you gently lift the sorrows
from my heart
with your soothing words
p 64. Garden in a Seed by Nazanin Mirsadeghi
The poems in this collection are not too long, some just a few lines full of emotion. I enjoyed reading these very much and I recommend this one if you are a poetry lover as well.
This is another favorite:
“you show up in waves
sudden and loud
the serenity of my shore
always leaving with pieces of me
always leaving me pieces of you”
p.98, Garden in a Seed by Nazanin Mirsadeghi
Special thanks to Bahar Books for my complimentary copy of Garden in a Seed by Nazanin Mirsadegh.
About the author:
Nazanin Mirsadeghi is a Persian-American writer and translator. She has authored more than 20 books most of them being Persian language workbooks and children’s stories. She also has two poetry collections titled: “A Jarful of Moonlight” and “Garden in a Seed”. She lives in New York. You can find her on Instagram @nazanin.mirsadeghi – quoted from Amazon
Disclaimer: This review is my honest opinion. I did not receive any kind of compensation for reading and reviewing this book. I am under no obligation to write a positive review. I received a copy of Garden in a Seed by Nazanin Mirsadeghi via the publisher
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