Smorgasbord Book Reviews – #Poetry – Life & Soul (Book 2 in the Soul Poetry series) by Harmony Kent

Delighted to share the news of Harmony Kent’s new release… Life & Soul (Book 2 in the Soul Poetry series)

About the collection

Life & Soul is the second book in the Soul Poetry Series by acclaimed author Harmony Kent.

This beautiful collection of over fifty poems will take the reader through the highs and lows of everyday life via contemporary poetry in a range of styles and themes. Within these pages, you will find reflections on the Lonely Soul, the Seeking Soul, Brief Soul, Friendly Soul, and the Loving Soul—states of mind and living and longing we each experience over the course of a life.

Life & Soul offers something for lovers of poetry from all walks of life.

My review for the collection July 7th 2022

This collection takes us on a journey exploring the many aspects of life, love, loss and renewal.

The soul that is our unique inner being, can be fragile at times, but also incredibly strong to withstand the storms that sweep through our lives.

The author is very open about her life and the traumatic events that she encountered and overcame and her strength is very evident in the poems she shares in this collection.

There are many that I can relate to, with poems that reflect the heartache of love that has not just faded, but developed a darker side, and being an outsider in a society that has strict rules for acceptance. It is also a celebration of finding love unexpectedly, and discovering true friendships that come with total acceptance.

Clearly love is all encompassing and there is a wonderful section devoted to the romance, growing connection and everyday joys to be found with your soul mate. One line in particular stuck with me.

Love in the simple things
Such as your glasses case left on the kitchen island…

I found the last section of the collection The Life of a Soul fascinating as the author takes us from birth to rebirth with such grace and poignancy. Certainly there are tears for the young child and woman trying to find her way, but also smiles at the determination to overcome a devastating accident and to adapt to the world on her own terms.

There were many poems that struck a chord with me including This Isn’t Love, The Group, True Friendships, Plastic Surgeon and This is Home.

Wild and Free is a lovely example of the authors way with words.

I’m not the prettiest flower in the field
But neither am I a weed
Take the time to watch me bloom
Don’t cut my stem and moan when I fade too soon
Far better that you leave me be
Dancing in the breeze, wild and free

I recommend this collection to those who would like to absorb the wise and poignant words of one soul to another.

Head over to read the reviews and buy new collection : Universal Link

A small selection of other books by Harmony Kent

Read the reviews and buy the books: Amazon UK – And : Amazon US – Follow Harmony:Goodreads – Website:Harmony KentTwitter: @Harmony_Kent

About Harmony Kent

Harmony Kent is an award winning multi-genre author. Her publications include:

  • The Battle for Brisingamen (Fantasy Fiction) AIA approved
  • The Glade (Mystery/Thriller) AIA Approved/BRAG Medallion Honouree/New Apple Literary Awards Official Selection Honours 2015
  • Polish Your Prose: Essential Editing Tips for Authors (Writing/Editing) New Apple Literary Awards Top Medallist Honours 2015
  • Finding Katie (Women’s Fiction)
  • Slices of Soul (Contemporary Poetry)
  • Interludes 1 & Interludes 2 (Erotic Short Stories)
  • Moments (Short Stories and Poetry)
  • Jewel in the Mud (Zen Musings)
  • Backstage (Erotic Romance)
  • FALLOUT (Apocalyptic/post-apocalyptic Dystopia) BRAG Medallion Honouree
  • The Vanished Boy (Psychological Thriller)

As well as being an avid reader and writer, Harmony also offers reviews and supports her fellow authors. Harmony works hard to promote and protect high standards within the publishing arena. She is always on the look out for talent and excellence, and will freely promote any authors or books who she feels have these attributes. Harmony lives in Cornwall, England.

 

Thanks for dropping in today and I hope you will be leaving with some books.. thanks Sally.

68 thoughts on “Smorgasbord Book Reviews – #Poetry – Life & Soul (Book 2 in the Soul Poetry series) by Harmony Kent

  1. Great review, Sally, and congratulations, Harmony! 🤗 I’m on a blog break today, but HAD to stop by for this! Harmony, I know you are getting ready to take a break, too, so in addition to congratulations, I’m wishing you a very happy birthday and some wonderful “down time.” 🎂

    I have this book on my Kindle, and I’m looking forward to reading it, though my time is currently being eaten up daily by the changes in our life. However, it occurs to me that this would be the perfect book to start on, as I can read one or two poems daily. I think I’ll start this afternoon! 😊

    Thanks for a great post, Sally. Always fun to see my friends featured here! Rock on, my friend!
    😀 ❤

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  2. Fantastic! I’m doing my happy dance 💃😁. Sorry to drag you from your blogging break! Thanks for your well wishes and lovely support, Marcia. I’m sure you’ll enjoy dipping in and out of the poetry. Hugs 💕🙂💕🙂

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  3. Thank you for your loving review of Harmony’s Life and Soul collection, Sally. Congratulations, Harmony for sharing your beautiful poems and I am so looking forward to reading them. ❤

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  4. A beautiful review, Sally. I loved this little treasure, too. It’s a book I know I’ll come back to repeatedly as Harmony captures the essence of things so perfectly. ♥♥

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