Review of Sad Birds Still Sing by Faraway

Sad Birds Still Sing by Faraway

Review: As some of you have know lately, I have been getting into a lot of poetry books. Since then I have been swept away by the feeling from my nerves that have been torn to shreds by the beautiful poems I have been reading. And with Sad Birds Still Sing I have felt as if someone has seen into my thoughts and pulled me out through the broken pieces. Faraway has been able to capture all the darker emotions and things that I (personally) have been struggling with this last past year. Reading this poetry was like finding a friend in the darkness.

Favorite quote: I love this poem more then words.

“To the friends I have abandoned:

I am so sorry

for cutting you off.

Anxiety has found a home

deep within my bones:

I shake in marrow earthquakes;

tremors send fissures through my soul.

A love for you still exists;

I feel it when I am most alone.

This island I’ve become,

it is not a permanent home.

It’s just hard to be

around other people

when I can hardly take

being in my own skin”.


Would I? Reread? Yes, now please! Yell at others to pick up this book? Yes, go do it now!

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars.

Edition: Paperback, 170 pages.


Published October 1st 2017 by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 1 edition (October 1, 2017).

Summary: ‘Sad Birds Still Sing’ is the highly anticipated debut book of poetry from the anonymous author known as ‘Faraway’. With one of the quickest rises to social media stardom in author history, in six short months, Faraway has become one of the most recognizable figures on the platform they write on – Instagram (@farawaypoetry). With a following of 200,000 and growing, Faraway has gained attention and shares from superstars like Jessie J, Brenna D’Amico, and many more. Their writing style is minimalistic, hopeful, and full of life and character. In this debut, Faraway takes the reader on a journey of discovery, with a message of hope as the main artery running through the pages. ‘Sad Birds Still Sing’ fearlessly dives into the depths of the human condition, tackling topics such as new and old love, loss, depression, self-harm/love/awareness, parenting, dreaming, and much, much more. They are here to prove to the world that every emotion is valid and necessary, and that “it is still beautiful when sad birds sing.”

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