A few days ago I finished reading Meet Me In Paris by Juliette Sobanet and was blown away at this candid memoir from this romance writer about her divorce and her all consuming affair with a married man. You can read my review of that book here. In that book she shared a handful of poems she wrote to describe the feelings and thoughts she had during this painful period of her life.
I Loved You In Paris is her companion book that contains a collection of more of those poems she wrote during this time. The raw emotion in these poems shows through in each stanza. The book is divided into 3 parts representing each relationship at this time. The first is called A Mistress and Her Lover, the second is A Wife and Her Husband, and the final part is simply titled A Women. I could feel her pain, anger, love, depression, acceptance and finally the awakening where she finally realizes that the only place she can truly find happiness is within herself.
I Loved You In Paris is a must read if you have read Meet Me In Paris. In addition if you have been in a painful relationship or even if you have had your own awakening, you will enjoy this collection of poems. I have many favorite passages from these but I think one of my top ones is from the poem called Start Again