Heavy Weather- Ness Lobo (2017)

Heavy Weather- Ness lobo

Poetry comes from the soul and is for the soul. Good poetry reaches out and stirs the still waters of your soul, certainly changing something inside.

Heavy Weather by Ness Lobo is a collection of poems on love, betrayal, heartache, unrequited love and longing.

Most of the poems are short or a couple of stanzas long,  laden with imagery.

The words are fierce and emotions gush forth in a strong wave in every page.

maybe our love was supposed to be

as turbulent as the waters in the ocean

when a storm is hitting and thunders

are falling from the sky.

but I don’t think I was supposed to drown.

                                                                -waves.

The lines rise up like a tide and the drop at the end is filled with intensity.

 

all the emotions you put in my heart,

fell on my face

like the rain on a winter day.

                                     -tears

The title mentioned at the end gives a sense of completion to the poem and adds more meaning.

if you were brave enough

to hold me in your arms

you would feel the universe…

To string a few words together is quite easy, but to bring expression into every bit of it is a task. True poetry has to spill directly from the heart onto paper and that is exactly what Ness has done. This is a book of feelings rather than poetry. Raw, and pure feelings. This is seen vividly in all poems but one worth mentioning is “Pastel Pink.”

With the heaviness each poem brought, there were also quite a few that brought in some warmth to the heart- some hope that we cannot live without.

in the darkness your light will guide my way

your breath will lift me.

make your stars burn during the dark in me…

you revive all my hopes

all my flames,

all my strength..

Along with the fineness of words, and versatile style of writing something unique was the beautiful illustrations done by the poetess herself, scattered randomly between the pages. The best thing about the book is its bold honesty that would definitely speak right to the reader’s heart. The cover page is a subtle white with the image of a moth, moths symbolising mystery and transformation. The heart is a source of mystery and when those mysteries are unravelled, a transformation happens. The beauty of poetry is you can read it over and over and find a new treasure every time. Heavy Weather is one such collection.

My rating for this book  – 4.5/5 stars

I would like to extend my thanks to Nessy, my good friend for giving me a free copy of her book to review honestly. 

16 Comments Add yours

  1. Samuel says:

    Esther you have reviewed the book so intently. I am attracted to read the book- Heavy Weather. Hey thats a very curious title.

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    1. Leha says:

      Thank you, the title is true to the poetry!

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  2. aparna_097 says:

    I’m always in a dilemma as to how to review a poetry book. But you have done it so beautifully. Cheers!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Leha says:

      Thank you , I’m glad you enjoyed it 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  3. pratikshya2 says:

    Beautiful. The verses are indeed raw and pure. I like such emotionally charged poetrt too. Intensity is so palpable.
    My Instagram timeline is filled with poetry. Thanks for introducing this collection…

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    1. Leha says:

      Yes, there is nothing like intense poetry. And thank you for reading and leaving a comment 🙂

      Like

  4. If I were to review poetry, I will read this review again to take notes. Very well written.

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    1. Leha says:

      Thanks so much:)

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  5. pythoroshan says:

    Huge respect for writers of good poetry mainly because I know I am useless at it and can appreciate the art. These words you highlighted are lovely

    Like

  6. Would love to get my hands on this book. Need some good poetry

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    1. Leha says:

      It’s available on Amazon 🙂

      Like

  7. Priyal says:

    I am attracted to this book so beautifully you have review about this book just loved it

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  8. Tell us more about this poet.

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    1. Leha says:

      She is Nessy Zanahoria. An illustrator and poet from Germany. This is a compilation of poetry she wrote randomly. She is writing her next book now!

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  9. Kalpana says:

    Thanks for the review

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    1. Leha says:

      Thanks for reading:)

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