Poetry - Inspirational

Longing & Be-Longing: Poems, Prayers & Reflections

Category:Poetry - Inspirational

Author:Paulette Rochelle-Levy

  • Publisher: Creative Path Press
  • Publication Date: May 22, 2021
  • Number of Pages: 364
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-9719063-2-7

Exploring themes of loss, joy, and hope, this book is a collection of poems that invite the reader to nourish their soul with positive, thoughtful reflection. Each poem starts with a thought-provoking quote and moves on to offer poetic lines that are filled with wisdom from author's life; they capture the seasons of the poet’s soul while offering insights for readers to unfold by. Drawing from her personal experiences, the author teaches the value of building a connection with God and healing through the power of dance.

Paulette Rochelle-Levy has lived a full life, by learning to be thankful for every opportunity and blessing that was given to her. With her Jewish beliefs and background as a psychotherapist, she brilliantly translates the essence of spiritual healing and meditation in her poetry, unveiling dimensions that are ever present in our humanity yet subtly hidden. The author also presents practical advice for dealing with emotional pain. Paulette urges positivity through practice, embodying love, kindness, and gratefulness, and letting go of the heaviness that weighs on the human spirit through meditation.

Enlightening poetry written with fluidity and an ease to match, Longing & Be-Longing: Poems, Prayers & Reflections is perfect for all adult readers looking for an easy and inspirational words that bring solace in difficult times. This book keeps the reader intrigued and nurtures comforting warmth in their heart. The collection is an amalgamation of various genres, including social commentaries, personal thoughts, and free-flowing utterances. There is a fascinating meld of different worlds in this collection and the poems are masterful in how they navigate themes of faith, self-love, healing, and liberation. The book succeeds in putting together a strong recognition of our flawed nature and the call to healing in a way that is deeply revealing and moving.

Reviewed By: Franklin Bauer

Reviewed Date: October 29, 2021

Category: Poetry - Inspirational