In a sea of strangers,
you’ve longed to know me.
Your life spent sailing to my shores.
The arms that yearn
to someday hold me,
will ache beneath
the heavy oars.
Please take your time
and take it slowly;
as all you do
will run its course.
And nothing else
can take what only —
was always meant
as solely yours.
I was in the mood for some poetry and raced through this one. Sea of Strangers by Lang Leav is a collection filled with love, heartbreak, and healing.
I sat down last night and read this within an hour. There were a few that resonated with me, but I felt frustrated that most fell flat. I didn’t feel the connection with the poetry and prose like I expected to. Which is ok. I don’t expect to fall in love with every single thing I read.
“Don’t let them tell you that your pain should be confined to the past, that it bears no relevance to the present.”
Putting my lack of emotional connection aside, this is a lovely collection. The stories told are a mapping of a relationship from start to finish and even the aftermath. I think Leav does a good job capturing heartbreak for what it is: beautiful and ugly.
“You must emerge from adversity, scathed but victorious to tell your story and, in turn, light the way for others.”
The best comparison I can draw for Leav’s writing would be Rupi Kaur and her works. Not stylistically, but the subject matter. They both seem to draw interest in writing about all aspects of love.
I think this collection would be well suited for someone who has recently dealt with a heartbreak and is looking for some relatable and comforting words.