A Night Without Armor Poems Author:Jewel I've learned that not all poetry lends itself to music--some thoughts need to be sung only against the silence. These are softer and less tangible parts of ourselves that are so essential to peace, to open-heartedness, to unfolding the vision and the spiritual realm of our lives, to exposing our souls. — -- Jewel from the Preface Jewel has been ... more »writing poems and keeping journals since childhood. A Night Without Armor, her first collection of poetry, explores the fire of first love, the fading of passion, the giving of trust, the lessons of betrayal, and the healing of intimacy. She delves into matters of the home, the comfort of family, the beauty of Alaska, and the dislocation of divorce. And then there are the images of the road, the people, the bars, the planes, places exotic and mundane, loneliness and friendship. Frank and honest, serious and suddenly playful, A Night Without Armor is a talented artist's intimate portrait of what makes us uniquely human.« less
I picked this up recently and was very happy with it. Jewel writes these poems in a real manner so everyone can relate to them. I love poetry anyway as you can pick up a book, read a poem or so, and put it down for another day. AND, with poetry, you can interpret it in your own way. I read a poem and feel it means one thing, you read it and get another. Jewel is "real". These poems are easy to read and easy to relate to. A lot of them deal with her growing up. I would recommend this.