Heartbreak and grief touch every soul at least once in a lifetime and Ranata Suzuki translates those raw emotions into words. The Longest Night combines strikingly poignant quotations, powerfully emotive poetry and captivating silhouette imagery to form a mournful lover’s journal that explores a side of love that is deep, dark and hauntingly beautiful.
Each of the book’s elements are skilfully woven together to reveal fragments of thoughts and feelings that seem almost to belong to the reader as years of painful longing are condensed into the context of a single night.
The journal begins with ‘Sunset’, in which poems convey the initial feelings of shock and loss first felt when a relationship with a loved one ends. As the poetry descends into an emotional downward spiral, the book progresses into its next chapter, ‘Darkness’, in which emptiness, jealousy, sorrow and despair are passionately portrayed.
The concluding chapter, ‘First Light’, sees the gradual dawning of a new outlook. The final poems express a gratitude for what once was, an acceptance of what now is, and come to the uplifting conclusion that even though a relationship can be fated to end tragically, the memories gained and lessons learned from it are, in their own way, treasured gifts that will last a lifetime.
A book for anyone who has found themselves separated from someone they love no matter the circumstance, The Longest Night is a companion for the broken heart on the painful emotional journey that is losing someone you love from your life. Its words serve as a comforting reminder, whether you are travelling this road or have recently completed this journey yourself, that despite the loneliness you may sometimes feel along the way none of us walk this path alone.
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About the Author
The publication of The Longest Night marks her long-awaited debut poetry collection, which is set to enthral both avid fans and new readers alike with its heartfelt sincerity covering the all too relatable themes of heartbreak and loss. Always emotive and spoken with raw honesty, her voice will move you quite simply because it sounds so much like the voice inside your own heart.
Seamless is a Digital Collage Artist from Puerto Rico whose captivating images form beautifully emotive dreamscapes. For more work by this amazing artist visit society6.com/Seamless.
Table of Contents
A Parallel Universe p.9
CHAPTER 1 Sunset p.11
CHAPTER 2 Darkness p.33
CHAPTER 3 First Light p.151
About the Author p.183
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I have literally been waiting years for a Ranata Suzuki book to come out and this book does NOT disappoint! I could feel the pain in every word. Every poem told me my own story in the words I could never find. I highly recommend this book to anyone with a broken heart like mine, it's sad and beautiful.