she fights back
SHARDS is a modern-poetry collection.
It is about the journey of a girl as she struggles to come to terms with what she has endured. It is divided into four sections, where each section covers a major aspect of her journey. And how she gains the courage to stand up and giv
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Written by Fariha Khayyam
Fariha’s poetry is haunting and beautiful, similar to gothic romance poetry. I felt like I was reading this while being placed into a dark garden with moonlight, or as if I was on top of a mountain. This feels very ethereal to me, but I can understand the pain, the sadness, and the hurt that was written down into poems here. It reminds me of the feelings of sadness and beauty found in Guillermo Del Toro’s creations.
“Shards” is separated into four sections, in o
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Khayyam uses capitals (unlike e.e.cummings) but like that author, does not title her poems. So all references here are to first lines.
Her Loyalty sets you up in the very first piece. Is loyalty a trap?
I wake up every night includes this: “to hear my demons scream.” This is not for the faint of heart.
Spoiler alert: this is the entire short poem Within the cage of lif
Contained with an element of surprise, reading the intimate thoughts in the newly released book, Shards, by Fariha Khayyam, the collection is comprised of utter courage and strength.
Khayyam writes in with a poetic and musical rhythm that draws you deeper and closer. Throughout the collection, the narrator walks you through her most familiar and darkest moments – caught between thoughts and reality.
“Black fades, And white darkens…” one of many favorite lines that allows a clear visual into the