Lullabies is Lang Leav’s second collection of poetry. The first is called Love & Misadventure, which I discovered a few months ago and immediately fell in love with. I became an instant fan of Lang Leav and when I found out Lullabies was coming out I didn’t hesitate to preorder it.
Lang Leav is one of those writers who have a gift for knowing my soul. She writes of love and heartbreak in a way that expresses exactly what I feel and think about it. Especially when I’ve experienced it so recently. Lullabies is a thicker volume than Love & Misadventure, packed with more poems, to my delight. There’s a disclaimer in the beginning that the poems can be read in any order but there is a story if you read it from beginning to end. I read it from beginning to end, of course, because that’s my way. I do appreciate the flow of the poems when read this way but I feel like Love & Misadventure was a little more cohesive in the way it presented each section of poems. That said, when I look at each individual poem I feel like Lang Leav really outdid herself. There’s not really much I can say, the poems speak for themselves so I’ll just post a few of my favorites.
If you’ve ever been in love and brokenhearted, I can guarantee you’ll be able to relate to these poems. Lang Leav truly has a way with words, she speaks straight from the heart and her words continually pierce mine as I read these poems.