Read Bone Online Free - From the celebrated poet Yrsa Daley-Ward, a poignant collection of autobiographical poems about the heart, life, and the inner self.
Bone. Visceral. Close to. Stark.
The poems in Yrsa Daley-Ward's collection bone are exactly that: reflections on a particular life honed to their essence--so clear and pared-down, they become universal.
From navigating the oft competing worlds of religion and desire, to balancing society's expectations with the raw experience of being a woman in the world; from detailing the experiences of growing up as a first generation black British woman, to working through situations of dependence and abuse; from finding solace in the echoing caverns of depression and loss, to exploring the vulnerability and redemption in falling in love, each of the raw and immediate poems in Daley-Ward's bone resonate to the core of what it means to be human.
"You will come away bruised.
You will come away bruised
but this will give you poetry."
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November 27, 2015
you don't need to write a novel to tell a story. yrsa daley ward knows this. she can tell you a story in 50 words. make her point in 20. make me cry in eight.
bone pulls you so far deep into the ocean of yourself that you both lose and find yourself completely. forget who you are and wear the ski...
December 25, 2016
Beautifully written and heartbreaking. I didn't connect with every poem, but there were a few that really hit home for me. Overall I think it's a powerful collection that's definitely worth the read.
April 27, 2017
there will always be your breath
which, hard as you try,
you cant do without
you cant run away from.
There will always your heart
stronger and louder
the harder, the further
April 20, 2017
Thank Goodness I have nearly
folding my desire into itself
being afraid to claim it.'
'The most important thing to do isnot to worry. The lines on your face will never stop the sun from coming'
'what love isn’t
It is not a five star stay. It is not
compliments and it is never ever
November 22, 2017
April 17, 2017
I don't know where I stand : did I like it ? did I hate it ? both ?
I probably would have liked it less if I wasn't having a bad day, because I think you need to be in the right mindset to actually properly enjoy this poetry collection, and I was.
I didn't connect with any of the poems, but does th...
November 06, 2017
Thank you to Penguin Books for providing me with this review copy!
I'm going to start this with the caveat that I rarely read poetry. In fact, this might be the first poetry book I've ever reviewed on here. But when I read a couple positive reviews and discovered that the author is Nigerian/Jamaic...
June 04, 2016
This book was a mixture of story telling and poetry. I loved the poetry, it's brilliant. However, I can't say much the same about the story telling part, it was just hard to keep up with when an event was happening and who are the people in it, but all in all it was a tragic experience and I real...
August 25, 2017
(Nearly 3.5) This debut collection from a Black British (Nigerian/Jamaican) performance poet reminded me most of Kate Tempest’s work. Some recurring themes are growing up in a fractured family, the highs versus occasional anguish of romantic love, and the complications of being gay in the context...
May 28, 2016
Currently Free On Kindle: I had this on my wishlist so excited!!!