★★★,5☆ | Let Aphrodite into your soul
Title: Aphrodite Made Me Do It
Publisher: Central Avenue Publishing
Release Date: October 1st 2019
Genres: Modern Poetry / LGBT / Mythology
Bestselling and award-winning author Trista Mateer takes an imaginative approach to self-care in this new poetry and prose collection, Aphrodite Made Me Do It. In this empowering retelling, she uses the mythology of the goddess to weave a common thread through the past and present. By the end of this book, Aphrodite make you believe in the possibility of your own healing.
Aphrodite made me do it didn’t feel like poetry to me — and I’m not saying it in a malicious way.
It was poetic — yes — but it didn’t stricte fit into my definition of what is poetry.
And that’s ok.
That didn’t make me like it less.
It felt more like a combination of poetic writing style with philosophical conversations and cautionary tales.
BUT IT WAS FIRST AND FOREMOST A JOURNEY.
- A journey of a woman and a goddess through their pain and their trauma.
- A journey through the centuries and bodies shamed and forgotten.
- A journey of women’s understanding and the fight for JOY and HAPPINESS.
Aphrodite made me do it speaks of giving the woman’s pain a voice, of bringing it out of the years of concealment and ignorance — BUT ALSO OF LETTING IT GO AND NOT ALLOWING IT TO RULE YOUR LIFE FOREVER.
The words itself were not as memorable to me as they are with other poetry collections but the message sticks nevertheless.
IT IS TIME TO SHATTER ALL THE EXPECTATIONS OF WOMANHOOD and just let yourself be happy.
After all, Aphrodite made me do it.
- Have you read this book? Are you planning to?
- What is your opinion on modern poetry?