Happily drowning in books

“People say that life is the thing, but I prefer reading.” -Logan Pearsall Smith

Review: A Wild Patience Has Taken Me Thus Far

on November 7, 2016

Title: A Wild Patience Has Taken Me Thus Far

Author: Adrienne Rich

Rating: fivestars

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“The strongest reason
for giving woman all the opportunities
for higher education, for the full
development of her forces of mind and body…
the most enlarged freedom of thought and action
a complete emancipation
from all the crippling influences of fear-
is the solitude and personal
of her own individual life.”

For a long time, a very long time in fact, my favorite poet was D.H. Lawrence. When I was nineteen, I remember reading the poem ‘Medlars and Sorb Apples’ and just completely and utterly fell in love with his writing, his way of describing things, his words. (And if you love poetry, actually go read this poem. It’s delicious and sinful!) He remained lodged in the number one spot in my heart for over ten years…until reading the poetry of Adrienne Rich. Her strong and intense writing style, mixed lavishly with drop dead gorgeous prose and utterly heartrending emotion just swept me away. And I instantly and forever changed my favorite poet status to Adrienne Rich! 😉


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