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Words have the power to take us to different worlds, transform our perspective and evoke emotions we didn't even know existed. Stories, in all their forms, move us, but everyone has their preference. Some love novels, as they enable readers to fully lose themselves in the details of a story, following it across time and space. Others say poetry speaks to them more. Poems can be abstract, narrative-based, lyrical and more, and they give readers the chance appreciate language in its most creative forms. Which form of writing do you like best?

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Poetry is beauty on a page. But it is also heartbreak, grief, awakening, longing and so much more. Poetry has the ability to cut right to the raw emotion of a topic, and can leave readers feeling exposed, while also filling them with empathy.

Language and all of its devices are elevated in poetry, so poems need not be self-important in order to make an impact. A poem can describe a walk on the sidewalk or a random musing just as easily as it can illustrate injustice or how to live a fulfilled life, and still successfully transform the reader.

Poetry bleeds and mends. There is nothing else like it. As Robert Frost said:

“A poem begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness.”
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Although the line between novels and poetry can sometimes be blurry, novels give readers the ability to envelop themselves in entire worlds. Characters become family members and friends, and their emotions are one with your own.

Whether you prefer romance, historical fiction or fantasy, a novel allows you to place yourself in someone else's shoes. As Neil Gaiman said:

"A book is a dream you hold in your hands."

If you love books and reading as much as we do, check out this episode of "Tell Me Everything," where we take a dive into what it's like to manage a local bookstore. 

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