REVIEW: Melting

Today we read poems again.

I’ve been getting more poems in my inbox and I’m slowly going through it so there will be a poetry collection review every month. It’s a change of pace from other books and it’s always great to tap into the emotions and reflect once and a while.

Do you have any favourite poems?

by George Stumpf

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Melting – the ache of the heart, the breath of the soul is a poetry book exposing humanity’s insecurities, regrets, desires and the hope that never fades. The author, George Stumpf has written this over two decades of happiness and despair and, like Rupi Kaur’s Milk and Honey, even uses prose writing to touch the core of the agony and ecstasy many people feel. Each poem will take you on a journey and inspire you to explore your emotional intelligence!

The MELTING poem book is ultimately about hope and is divided into three chapters, each serving a different purpose.



*A review copy was given in exchange for an honest review.

If you want to be blown away. This is the book for you.

These poems are intense in feeling. Each line was sculptured carefully. It left me speechless, yet also feeling at peace knowing that someone feels this way too. I read it, and admired it, the thoughts, the imagery, the way it slightly rhymes (those are very fun), and I loved it.

It is separated into three sections: Splintered, Struggle, and Rise. ‘Splintered’ featured poems that were about heartbreak, sadness and regret. ‘Struggle’ were poems centered around life and its questions and struggles. ‘Rise’ were poems about feeling at ease and hope.

Most of the poems were easy to understand, but some had to be read a few more times. Reading some of Stumpf’s poems took a lot of thought and focus, and until now, I don’t understand all of it. However, I can’t deny that what I do understand, was written beautifully. So if you’re looking for something to read before bed, maybe try another book and save this one for when you are in the mood for something more mentally challenging.

I noted my favourites in this book, and there were quite a few. I really enjoyed Lonely in New York, Wrenching in my gut, Too Exact, The Elusive, Fulfilled, Hopeless Heap, To Live, Father, I think of you… most of these are from the third part of the book, which is definitely my favourite part. It was definitely a great ending to this emotionally charged book.


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