Caged Bird and the Open Door is a collection of bite-sized chunks of poetry which hold in them entire worlds of angst, hope, heartache, persistence, love, bliss and beauty.
This is a peek inside a man’s head lit with memories on the cusp of what is real versus what is imagined; it is a pulse of myriad ups and downs, of the bottomless fall and the purposeful rise.
This is his story, one small set of strung-up words at a time.
Goodreads rating: 4.83 / 5
My rating: 3.75 / 5
I was pretty excited to read this collection of micro-poetry because poetry speaks to the soul. (And by that I in no way mean that prose does not).
Maybe it is just me but for I felt that most of the poetry in the collection was OK. There were a few that brought a fleeting smile to my lips bringing up long buried memories.
The following one, however, is my favourite in the entire collection. I just fell in love with it as soon as I read it.
For me, it was a one time read though.
Skipped a beat
And then some more
Not knowing whether it was love