The Moments, The Minutes, The Hours: The Poetry Of Jill Scott By Jill Scott
Title: The Moments, The Minutes, The Hours: The Poetry Of Jill Scott
Author: Jill Scott
Published: April 1, 2005
Publisher: St. Martin’s Press
Total Pages: 144 pages
Topics Include: Love, Heartache, Sex, Life, and Life Experiences
Amazon Synopsis: Jill Scott's first-ever poetry collection delivers the same earthy, personal, and tell-it-like-it-is voice that fans have grown to know and love. Writing poems and keeping journals since 1991, she shares her personal poetry collection in The Moments, The Minutes, The Hours. Praised for her honestly erotic, soulful and very real lyrics, Jill Scott uncovers the beauty in healing, the comfort of family, and the stunning vitality of life.
I have been wanting to read a few celebrity books and I ended up coming across Jill Scott’s poetry book The Moments, The Minutes, The Hours. I finished this poetry book over the course of a couple of hours. The book was created when Jill Scott combined her journaling and poetry since 1991. She decided to put a lot of her poetry over the course of her life in this poetry book. On that note, let’s get started with this review.
My favorite poem: Music
It is the sad song
the good fight
It is the means of salvation
That instant embrace
The pungent chord
The public chord
The public sexiness in the key
It is that rapture
That demanding emancipation
the baby crying
the angry pulse
the rolling of the eyes
the brick being thrown
the loud and silent middle finger
It is stating
how we feel
what we do
how we fight
the scars we wear
the violence unseen
It is magic without the wand
Without the hat or suspended lady
Passing from fingers
Before I started reading this poetry book, I made sure to clear my mind of who Jill Scott was. Jill Scott is a R&B as singer but this book was opening my eyes to her as a poet and writer. The poetry gave me the aura of someone that was young and talking through her poetry as if it was spoken word. The poetry had different writing styles including sexual, speaking from a third person narrative, loving someone and simple haikus.
Most of the poetry I did not connect with because of the language and the writing style. There was a handful of poetry that I enjoyed and read it more than once because it was impactful. The poems that I connected to the most were related to love and music. But overall, the poetry included in this book was not for me and reminded me of a conversation someone would have with a friend — not necessarily poetry. My mind kept getting distracted by the grammar of some of the poetry as well. Even though I understood why some of the poetry was written a certain way it just did not fit the type of poetry that I enjoy reading. The poetry could be enjoyable for another reader but I did not seem to feel attached to the words of Jill Scott like I usually do her songs. Overall, the poetry book did not capture my attention as the reader but it could be a different experience for another reader.
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