The Circle in the Square is the first collection of prose and poetry from author K C Pearson. The book takes readers on an honest journey through the intrinsic pain of love, loss, grief, anxiety, strength, healing and living.
I decided that after reading this book, I should always carry a book with me. I read this in a single sitting last week, but for some reason, I decided to carry it with me around for a while. Poet KC Pearson's words needed to be visited again. It wasn't random, or convenient, or whatever reason my anal brain needed to give, it just is. Much like this book of poetry. They read like musings never meant to be said out loud; or a random observation, a passing, casual "huh," spoken out loud to the Universe. It didn't have to make sense, though it did...it just....is.
From beginning to end, I got a little lost in her world. Pearson spoke of what ifs, and star crossed lovers, and societal norms that made me laugh, and think. She writes about what fitting in, and claiming a mark on this world...and how it's perfectly wonderful to just be a 'circle in the square.'
I have quite a bit of favorites but this one hit me.
Made me question my purpose,
Since the day of my birth;
i want to be someone, who did
Someting of worth.
It ticks by unnoticed;
Commits us to ash,
And leaves all that we are;
Between two dates and a dash.
***I received a copy in exchange for an honest review. I am not required to write a positive one. These thoughts and opinions are my own.***
My Rating: 5/5
About the Author
A life-long lover of words and language, Kate left school with qualifications in French, Spanish and Mandarin Chinese. She works full-time in IT as an ERP/BI Analyst, but in her spare time enjoys writing, reading, watching live music, travelling, a good cup of coffee, laughing with friends and learning about the world and its people.
You can find more of her work on Instagram: @kvppoetry
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1 star – didn’t like it
2 stars – it was OK
3 stars – liked it
4 stars – really liked it
5 stars – it was so amazing, it's on my reread pile!