Poetry

A Fraction of Momentary Love: Poems

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Soulful collection of poems celebrating various aspects of romantic love

Synopsis

A Fraction of Momentary Love takes the reader on a poignant journey of love’s allure, anguish, anticipation, and everything in between. Through vivid poetic storytelling inspired by pop culture romance and infused with nature, Wish Ronquillo Peacocke awakens one’s soul to a wide spectrum of relatable emotions and experiences revolving around romantic love. Gaining momentum page by page, this debut collection of compelling poetry inspires deep-rooted introspection and instigates lasting emotional transformation as a result.

Everything about this book of poems is fascinating, rich, and somewhat surreal--from the intricate cover art to the variety of topics covered to the words used to frame the poems.


The collection is organized under various heads, tackling emotions as wide-ranging as desire, despair, and respite. Each emotion houses several pieces, both long and short, of different structure. No two poems look, feel, or sound the same and I think it enhances their reading pleasure.


I am, personally, partial to the shorter poems in this collection because I feel they have a greater kick. Perhaps the need to express oneself in fewer words forces one to imbue them with greater depth and meaning.


My favorite poems are: Hide & Unseek, The Real Daily Her, Infatuation, Sharpa Blocks, and Switch.


The poems aren't superficial or straightforward. The slightly obscure language used ensures that each poem may reveal a different shade of meaning each time you read it. I found myself thinking over some lines and wondering whether my interpretation is the same as the author's.


Does it matter, though? Isn't the point of poetry to inspire you to delve deep into your thoughts and feelings instead of sticking to a single interpretation? I think this is certainly what this collection intends to do.


You can't breeze through these poems. It's not light reading. In my opinion, they're meant to be savored, re-read, and lingered over.


If you enjoy dipping into poems in your leisure time and experiencing the ebb and rise of emotions and thoughts that come with it, do pick up this book.


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Synopsis

A Fraction of Momentary Love takes the reader on a poignant journey of love’s allure, anguish, anticipation, and everything in between. Through vivid poetic storytelling inspired by pop culture romance and infused with nature, Wish Ronquillo Peacocke awakens one’s soul to a wide spectrum of relatable emotions and experiences revolving around romantic love. Gaining momentum page by page, this debut collection of compelling poetry inspires deep-rooted introspection and instigates lasting emotional transformation as a result.

PREAMBLE

SYSTEMS

 

Anatomy is bullet proof

Once forged in fire

Like a sword

Heart beats mechanically

As daggers rust to the hilt

 

Crossroads between this

Somehow cemented in creed

Push back, move through

My words inflicting a duel

Pumping blood dry

 

Think of a song while bleeding

Gutted in purifying meaning

We do not deserve love

Heard on the radio in silence

The quiet screaming

The blaring concealing

 

Beautiful, oh flash of lights

My head tripping in rays

We do deserve love

Not its expense

Only its name to tame

Unfortunate hearts

Do not mislead

About the author

Wish Ronquillo Peacocke, BFA, is an emerging author, poetess, and innovationist with a vision to empower her readers to pave their way to greatness through the art of poetic storytelling. When she isn’t penning her heartfelt musings, you can find this brave soul travelling, gardening, & cooking. view profile

Published on January 13, 2021

5000 words

Contains explicit content ⚠️

Genre: Poetry

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