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Reviewed by Edith Wairimu for Readers' Favorite
Osamase Ekhator’s emotive poetry collection, Situationship, presents love in an undefined and free-flowing form. From attraction to deeper aspects of love, the poems present the raw and sometimes tempestuous emotions that grow from just a single glance. Some phrases are grandiose. Others reveal the affection of a person lost in the stormy world of love as felt in the poem titled, “Boston Night Love Song” where the poet states, “I could take the Boston Night and make it ours our whole life.” In many ways, the collection contains an invitation into a thrilling ride through the twists and turns of romance. The character in the poem showcases a sense of loyalty, attachment, and beguilement.
Osamase Ekhator combines sweet and romantic words with striking and engulfing scenes. This way, the collection maintains its allure and effectively presents the ups and downs of a powerful attraction. The poems are short, such as “Ria’s Loose Ends” and “Stubborn Flowers in the Rain Forest,” but their words are equally powerful. The phrases are also heartfelt and paint images contained in the poems. Situationship only features a few characters which helps in clarifying the message and maintaining the flow of the collection. The heartbreak that appears in later poems is jarring and painful. I liked the contrast between the beauty of love presented in the beginning and the hurt and realism that appear as the collection comes to a close. The scenes, imagery, words, and format of Situationship by Osamase Ekhator will resonate with love/romance poetry fans.