Darkest Sunlight: A Poetic Narrative
“The heart was made to be broken.” – Oscar Wilde
“To allow your heart to soar, you must risk the depths. Darkest Sunlight is the third poetic narrative from Xtina Marie. In this journey, readers will begin in the darkest of places yet revealed to us by this critically acclaimed poet, only to then find themselves thrust into the brightness of love before their eyes and minds can fully adjust. It is this shocking contrast which best conveys what it is to love, lose, and love again.
In Dark Musings, Xtina explored sadness. In Light Musings, she explored the intricacies of a loving heart. In Darkest Sunlight, Xtina Marie compares the opposite ends of the spectrum, and in doing so, she found a place darker than black.”
Darkest Sunlight is a wonderful collection of dark poetry exploring obsession, paranoia, depression, grief, love and lust to name a few. I’m ashamed to admit that I don’t read a lot of poetry so this was an interesting change of pace for me, one which I must say I thoroughly embraced and enjoyed.
I don’t feel at all qualified to review poetry properly; I could never give it the justice it deserves. I will say that I thought Dark Sunlight was brilliant, and that I will be picking up more from Marie to read.
It’s worth your time.
Lesley-Ann (Housewife of Horror)