“Poetry is what in a poem makes you laugh, cry, prickle, be silent, makes your toe nails twinkle, makes you want to do this or that or nothing, makes you know that you are alone in the unknown world, that your bliss and suffering is forever shared and forever all your own” ― Dylan Thomas
There is no better way to exquisitely describe this book. E.M.Hodge has a gift and from the first page to the last her words fill you with reverence.Several caught my attention from the very first word, ‘Sunrise’ ‘Wake-up’ and every line of ‘Reading’ allowed me to re-live Sunday morning bliss.
As T.S. Eliot wrote – “Genuine poetry can communicate before it is understood” and with that in mind Undone is filled with powerful words written by a poet who is undoubtedly passionately in love with language and the need to express emotion on a celestial level.
My personal favourite is ‘Weirdo’. It’s not me but so is. It would be a travesty for women not to read and enjoy this wonderful catalogue of work.
So to finish this review I’m going to quote Eli Khamarov – “Poets are soldiers that liberate words from the steadfast possession of definition”, Dr Hodge is most definitely a soldier.