Flowers Teach Me To Let Go

LKR 1,000.00

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ISBN: 978-624-5702-67-1 Category:




Prabhashana Hasthidhara





You have been chosen, with love. If you choose to put this soulful work of art back on the shelf before opening it, you are missing out on some heartfelt thoughts put into eloquent words.

So, you choose to turn these pages. The words that you are about to read will undoubtedly feel like hugs to your tired being.

What you will read is you, is me, is the world.

"Isurinie's poems are deceptively simple and have within them something that can explode; her writing holds violence gently in the palm of its hand, and talks frankly about identity, trauma, guilt, shame, abuse and self-harm, love and sex with an honesty that is simultaneously heart-breaking and cathartic. The poems are funny and sad, bold and radical, and both personal and political. In this collection Isurinie juxtaposes flowers with physical and emotional scars and allows us to interpret this connection in any way we want, but interpret it we must." – Vivimarie VanderPoorten

Isurinie Anuradha Mallawaarachchi (@flowersteachmetoletgo on Instagram) is a lecturer, attorney-at-law and a poet. Her work touches on love, heartbreak, sex and self-exploration. "Flowers teach me to let go" is her first collection of poetry.