I chose to read this book as a member of Rosie’s Book Review Team and received a copy from the author but that does not alter my review in anyway.
Being a mother isn’t easy and in this collection of poetry Rodwell hopes mothers who have grieved in any way or who are struggling with their relationships with their children will be touched by her words.
The emotions and feelings around motherhood are complex for many and often all-consuming. It can be difficult as a mother to negotiate a way to successful adult relationships with their children and I firmly believe in the fact that a mother can only ever be as happy as her unhappiest child. It’s just the way it is.
In this book Rodwell bares her soul in her feelings around motherhood and it is clear how much she loves to be a mother but how heart-breaking she finds it too. The fractured bonds with her child/children are plain to see and you only hope that one day they will be restored. I can’t imagine how painful it must be to be separated from your child.
This is a short book of poetry with most of the poems short too. I enjoyed the read if one can say that about such an intense subject that mostly covers the bleaker side of motherhood. But I hope that others who read it will get something from Rodwell’s words that helps them in their situation too.