“B” BY SARAH KAY: A long time journey that poetry can fixed

Book Reviews
Published: April 28, 2015
A whimsical love letter, a shared promise, a thank you note, and a whispered secret to mothers and daughters everywhere. The perfect gift, B celebrates the bond that exists between a parent and a child. Short, touching, and lovingly illustrated, it is a family tradition waiting to begin.

I love watching TED talk videos, and I love reading too. Since I watched Sarah Kay’s TED Talk video conference when she performed “If I should have a daughter”, I really fell in love, and I watched it many times. Then that time, I decided to read the published poetry book based on the TED talk conference, and after reading it… I fell in love more.

I’m not a fan of poetry, I tried many times to read poetry books, but it doesn’t really get my attention and my heart. Well, there were few, but now, I didn’t remember anything. I tried and searched for that poem that can really moved me. And at that time, I gave up, and I just focused myself in reading novels instead.

But since I watched Sarah Kay’s performance and after I read it, I can’t express in an appropriate words how it warmed my heart. How I read it many times, how I know the exact sound when Sarah speak those words while I read the book. No poetry book can make it except “B”.

Here are my favorites:

“There is hurt here that cannot be fixed by band-aids or poetry.” Click To Tweet

“…Because no matter how wide you stretch your fingers, your hands will always be too small to catch all the pain you want to heal.” Click To Tweet

“But I want her to know that this world is made out of sugar: It can crumble so easily, but don’t be afraid to stick your tongue out and taste it.” Click To Tweet

If I should have a daughter… I will read this poem to her. And I will tell her that this poetry book really touched my heart and my life.



• Have you read this poetry book by Sarah Kay? If yes, what are your comments about it? If you haven’t, then you should read it immediately!

• What other poetry books that gave you a warm vibes? Can you recommend it me?







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