Ever since I was little, I loved reading poetry. It was soothing, a wonderfully needed remedy to help heal all the insides that needed magic fixing. And I thought I found some of my favourites. I always knew words were powerful but always thought they were only words. But that was until I read Tyler Knott Gregson’s work and then I knew just how powerful words on a page could be. And how often they were so much more than just words.
Gregson has this way with letters, syllables, and flow that transfixes you. It mesmerizes you, taking you out KO style but you don’t even mind. And his new book All The Words Are Yours: Haiku on Love is absolutely no different, maybe it’s even better. I read his first book and follow him on Tumblr, so clearly I didn’t think he could outdo himself with this new book. But he did and I’m falling in love all over again.
Who would think three lines of poetry with barely 20 syllables each could change us inside? Haikus, if done well, can pack a punch as well as draw you from a well and Tyler Knott Gregson knows how to blend power with weakness perfectly. He will utilize his words to hit your core without your knowledge while inspiring you to remember that you in fact deserve all the love in the world and then some. He reminds you that you have something to give and he does so in a way that isn’t overbearing or right out of a self help book.
Favourite Haiku: Your hair on my face/As I look up to your eyes/”Don’t move. Please. Not Yet”