Love is a Jigsaw Puzzle


Author:Penelope Barber

  • Publisher: Penelope Barber
  • Publication Date: October 4, 2023
  • Number of Pages: 116
  • ISBN-13: 979-8988472438

Love is a Jigsaw Puzzle by Penelope Chaisson is a dazzling and deeply moving collection of poems that skillfully unravels the intricate tapestry of love. Featuring four parts, each a thematic exploration of the myriad emotions and experiences that resonate profoundly with women. Chaisson's remarkable talent for capturing the nuances of human emotion is on full display throughout this collection, making it an emotionally charged and introspective journey through the labyrinth of love. Love is a Jigsaw Puzzle is intimate yet inspiring; each poem documents an emotion, a thought, a desire, or a memory.  There are heart-stirring moments are beautifully wrought. Each section is a carefully curated selection of poems, grouped together under specific themes, creating a cohesive and immersive reading experience.

Penelope Chaisson's ability to convey human emotion is nothing short of extraordinary. Her words flow with an authenticity that dominates the currents of each poem, evoking intense and introspective reflections on love, desire, longing, and restraint. Whether it is the ecstasy of passion, the ache of longing, the beauty of vulnerability, or the sophistication in relationships, Chaisson's verses reflect a deep understanding of the human heart. As readers journey through Love is a Jigsaw Puzzle, they will find themselves drawn into the depths of their own emotions, as the poems serve as mirrors reflecting their own experiences and feelings. Chaisson's poetic prowess lies in her ability to capture the universal essence of love while making it intensely personal, offering lessons on identity, self-discovery, setting limits, and taking control.  Love is a Jigsaw Puzzle by Penelope Chaisson's is a luminous collection of poems that invites readers to explore the complicated and sometimes turbulent landscapes of love. It is rich in metaphor and imagery. The simplicity in language and the author’s gift for being concise make this collection a delightful read. 

Reviewed By: Romuald Dzemo

Reviewed Date: November 14, 2023

Category: Poetry