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Reviewed by Astrid Iustulin for Readers' Favorite
Some books are real sources of inspiration and invite the reader to deep reflection, as in the case of The Lightness of Being by Gorman Poetry. This collection brings together 32 poems from the poet's most recent works (Poet Gone Wild and Soujour) and is characterized by short lines and a pleasant musicality. In The Lightness of Being, the reader will find food for thought about love, forgiveness, happiness, and above all, Oneness. Overall, The Lightness of Being will invite you to ask yourself meaningful questions on many important topics.
The Lightness of Being is not the first book by Gorman Poetry I have read, but every time I finish one, I am enchanted by the ease with which the poet manages to talk about complex topics in a simple and clear way. The themes that I liked the most are forgiveness and the power to choose how to react, which are the most important things society needs to learn. Above all, though, The Lightness of Being is fascinating in the way Gorman Poetry treats this and the other themes. He has a knack for touching the heart of a sensitive reader. He also has a delicate and honest way of writing, and I believe this is what makes the collection valuable. I have not found many books comparable to The Lightness of Being for inventiveness and sensitivity. For my part, I recommend it to all readers who are looking for a collection of poems that will inspire them to live more happily.