The Octopus Curse is Dr.Salma Farooq’s second book. It is a collection of beautiful poems about love, heartbreak, resilience, travel, self-love, feminity and women’s issues.
Filled with beautiful illustrations and deep impactful poems, this is a book that undoubtedly deserves a place on your bookshelf. The poem talks about a variety of issues and will touch your heart through its honest writing.
I love the title of this book and how beautifully the author has connected a woman to an Octopus and called it a curse.
the book there are several comparisons, one that I really liked:
The Octopus can complete a full body transformation in three tenths of a second, changing colours more than a hundred times in an hour, and despite these incredible abilities, she is herself colour-blind, and unaware that she is a miracle.
I am a huge fan of modern poetry, I love how straight-forward it is and yet have such a deep impact. The Octopus Curse by Salma Farooq definitely doesn’t disappoint. My copy is full of dog-eared pages (don’t judge) because there were so many poems that left me thinking that wow this was amazing, I am definitely coming back to read this again. Honestly, if you’re into modern poetry, I highly recommend this book.
Is such a terrible oxymoron.
Because the ending
Has got me thinking
About the beginning,
And no matter how fast
My memories pedal,
There’s no way
To go back around.
“I believe that words are powerful. They can heal or destroy, turn people against each other or bring the whole world together. I made a conscious decision to share my words. My hope is that they spread love, positivity, bring healing and let others know that they are not alone. I pray that in the grand scheme of things, my words are one of the tiny elements that will create a better world, a beautiful one where humans live in mutual respect, love and harmony.” – Salma Farooq, Author’s note.