Saturday, January 09, 2021

Review- Beautiful She Was by Shamela Yousuff

Release date: August 20th 2020


Beautiful She Was is a collection of poems by debut writer Shamela Yousuff. A tiny read, this collection is divided into three parts titled Thoughts, Life and Not any more. While I do like reading poetry although I don’t always understand it, Shamela’s poetry was simple to read, easy to interpret and was simply beautiful, mainly because it was so relatable.

We have all spent sleepiness nights overthinking about our worth, our ways and what not. The poems in this collection bring to life those days when you know you are going through something but you have no idea how to express it. Shamela has done a beautiful job in trying to describe the way our mind works, from torture to gratitude to careless days and profound realisations- this one has it all, expressed in the simplest manner.

I could see a narrative being built up as I read the poetry and I know for a fact that if and when the author decides to share a story, it will be a good one. This glimpse into her mind was quite good, so more of it is surely welcome and will be just as good- if not more. A hyper quick and relatable read, this one keeps the reader intrigued.

Note: A copy of the book was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review. We thank them for the same.

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