BLACK DAISY IN A WHITE LIMOUSINE: 77 POEMS The Art of Life, Love & Family
Black Daisy in a White Limousine: 77 Poems is an urban anthology of modern challenges, passages, spirituality, sexuality, love and family.
This provocative collection of contemporary poetry eloquently embraces a multitude of subjects from the coming of age experiences of a teenage girl to the inevitable loss of love and innocence of a young woman. Filled with courage, vision and whimsy, the reader gets the sense of a well worn journey that lands safely in a place of strength and hope. (I’m on a beautiful smile of endless sunshine / Music on my fears / Words trace these lovely tree lines / Prancing on the horizon / Wrapped in peaceful white)
Perhaps most insightful is the feeling that family is never far below the surface of Yashi’s poetry. Many poems give the reader a very real glimpse into the private world of her well known roots including ‘Mom’ an homage to her mother, Rebbie Jackson, and ‘Genius is Love’, a poignant narrative of a young Yashi and memories with her Uncle, Michael Jackson. (If we could just let our inner child wander / You stayed here because you knew / It was the one place full of honor)
At once embattled and courageous are the poems depicting the triumphant self-realization that comes with battling and eventually overcoming her own mental illness. Never self-indulgent, her naked depiction of her own battle portrays both confusion and angst yet seems to never lose sight of hopeful anticipation (So sensitive the untold are / Moving along like sound / Either living deeply bruised or forgotten / Or eternally found)
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