I love poetry and I write poetry. Therefore, I am always excited to read poetry. I was especially looking forward to reading Diamonds and Hearts because it is a poetry book written by a couple who fell in love on The Bachelorette. The couple is Desiree Hartsock and Chris Siegfried. Diamonds and Hearts is a poetry book mostly about the couple’s journey to find love and Chris’ time in the minor leagues with the Chicago Cubs. I am going to review Diamonds and Hearts by giving my thoughts about some of the poems in each section of the book.
I like the poem called “Thoughts” because it gives readers a good message to avoid doubt in their lives. Also, I enjoyed the poem called “Unpredictable Weather” because when baseball games can be called due to bad weather. In addition, the title of the poem can be a metaphor for life. Everybody faces unpredictable weather in life. I will admit that “Smell This” is an odd poem; but I like because I also like the smell of freshly made dog food. It is refreshing knowing that someone else likes it too. I relate to “A World of Arrogance” because I have tried to interact with people who I don’t enjoy. These people also didn’t like me. I have been trying to spend time with people who I enjoy and who enjoy me. I like “Same Sounds, New Waters” because I love the water. I have loved swimming since I was three years old.
“Hesitation, No More” is a special poem. This is because it talks about Chris and Desiree’s first date. The roof dance was the beginning of their love story. I like this poem because I am a hopeless romantic. “Thoughts So True” is a great poem because there is a lot of emotion behind it. Also, this is the poem that Chris wrote Desiree after their date in Germany. This date in Germany was my favorite date of theirs, besides their final date. “Individually Defined is also an emotional poem because Chris told Desiree that he loved her with this poem. Yes, Chris might have gone a bit Dr. Seuss with the poems. But, I like that he can express his feelings. “Smile” is an interesting poem because it decribes the power of non-verbal communication. I like “Piecing Together Forever” because for me love is a puzzle that takes a long time to put together. It is also hard to keep together. But, the love puzzle is worth it, once you find the right person.
I like “Sunrise because I also let my mind wander as I write poetry. “Secret” is a good poem because everyone has had to keep a secret that they can’t wait to share with others. I relate to “Beauty” because I also believe that beauty is all around us. We just have to look for it. “Colors of the Heart” is a special poem because I think that it is true that moods affects the colors that we see daily. I alo like this poem because I am an artist. My favorite line of the poem starts with a blank canvas. I like the poem “Butterfly” because I love butterflies.
Diamonds and Hearts is a great poetry book. There is poetry about baseball and love. There is poetry about other things such as butterflies, roses, and life lessons. In short, Diamonds and Hearts has poetry for everyone. Also, I recommend buying this book if you are a fan of The Bachelorette. Diamonds and Hearts is a worthwhile read.
Sources: The Bachelorette 2013, Diamonds and Hearts: A Poetic Memoir Limited Holiday Edition By Chris Siegfried and Desiree Hartsock