HNS Book Review: The Last Time I’ll Write About You by Dawn Lanuza



Title: The Last Time I’ll Write About You
Author: Dawn Lanuza
Genre: Poetry
Pages: 79
Year:  2016
Publisher: Self Published
Source: Purchased
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Should I be
That my only idea
Of love

Reviewer’s Thoughts:


You light up the room
Wherever you go
With your wit and charm
You turn things around

You light up the room
You’re a rush of blood
You’re a ray of sun
You lighten me up.

My sister is a poetry reader, she has a quaint collection of them. I’ve tried to read some of it, but I couldn’t get into them except for The Lover’s Dictionary by David Levithan. Most of it sings about unrequited love, or any form of romantic infatuation, I remain to be unbothered. I guess this is weird because I don’t mind reading stories about romance that straddle those lines.

Lanuza’s The Last Time I’ll Write About You is like classic Lang Leav’s style. That’s good news if you’re a fan, but not so much if you’re not. Although, I would still recommend it, especially to new poetry readers. This is a short collection compared to most. And you won’t get bored.

The sun burns my skin 
In your bed as we lay 
It’s a clear sign: 
We’re not made for the day.

We’re creatures of the night
Straddled in the sheets 
The dawn is in sight 
We part as soon as we meet. 

There’s some rough edges, but overall I really like it. It’s a quick refreshing read about heartbreak. Readers could vividly feel the hurt.  

Review also posted at Goodreads.