Choosing Love- The hero returns home
Chapter 5 - the return home in We Swallow Light
It’s Tree Langdon from Medium and LinkedIn.
This book of poems: We Swallow Light is a bit different than most poetry books.
Typically, a poetry book uses sections based on the style of a poem, or they’re grouped by topic.
We Swallow Light: Poems for introverts and lonely hearts (Life Poetry)
This book has chapters that follow a storyline, using the 5 main components of a good story. The chapter titles are:
As a student of the Story Grid, Langdon discovered the 5 commandments of storytelling and has applied them to her new book.
The fifth chapter is Choosing Love, and it‘s the Resolution of the story. In many fictional stories, this is when the protagonist returns home, a very changed person.
This part of the story is the payoff, where the reader gets to see if the journey was worth it. It ties the story back to the Inciting Incident (The Binding) and the Crisis (The Passage).
Here’s a quote from one of the poems:
I Feel Your Whispers On My Skin
“I inhale the dust of you
in the pages of my book.
A piano softly plays.
Secrets of infinity
sit inside the songs.”
I hope you like this take on the fifth and final chapter of the book.
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