“Poetry is like parading your mind down the high street of your hometown stark naked in the middle of a busy Saturday afternoon. It’s raw, revealing vulnerable and real.” Hayley-Jane Stanley
This is not a book for those looking for endless pages of positivity or inspiration. It is a journey through a wide variety of emotions and experiences written from a very honest, real and raw perspective. There are lighthearted moments along with dark moods and subjects, reflective moments, inspirational words and observations. This is a collection of early works and current works combined and presented in the here and now context.
This compilation of poems revisits previous book content from the discontinued titles ‘Lucid Dream’, ‘From The Depths’ and ‘The Black Crow Diaries’. Sojourn also features poems that have never before been published. The poems have been revised and tidied up in some cases but their meanings, emotions, and moods remain as they were in their original form. “In many cases, Sojourn is an uncomfortable read and yet thoroughly relatable and real. These poems bear the soul and emotion of a troubled mind through difficult times. Sometimes sad, dark, frightening, at other times uplifting, or amusing. Beautiful imagery and writing make you feel every word throughout.” – Ben Freeman