Sunday, September 20, 2020

Soft and Melancholic Poems: A Review for Hopeful Morose by Rossyam Hadi

Hopeful Morose is about embracing both the dark and light in life - it's okay to feel sad, broken, unwanted but knowing it is temporary as after the night there's morning. I hope this collection can give you hope in love, life or whichever difficulties that you're facing.

My rating: 5 / 5 ★

Happy publication day to Hopeful Morose by Rossyam Hadi ✨ 

First of all, I would like to say thank you to the poet himself for sending me Hopeful Morose to be read in advance, in exchange with an honest review. This poem collection is a very quick but memorable read, and I have actually finished reading through a few days ago. Due to several personal circumstances, I had to push back my review, and decided to post this on the publication day instead. It's 2AM right now, and here I am, pouring out my thoughts on this wonderful collection of poems instead of sleeping like I ought to be.

Hopeful Morose is a collection of poetry, written after the poet experienced heartbreak and depression. There is a total of 13 poems, and I would happily say that I'm in love with all of them. I mean, if Hopeful Morose is a person, I would have a major crush on him or her. And no, I'm not even exaggerating.

Hopeful Morose exuded a very calm feeling when I read it, and the comfort of that gave me some kind of a sense of belonging. I love reading soft and melancholy things, and I dare say that this poetry collection is my favourite kind of poetry. It has a touch of sadness to it, but the words are also uplifting at the same time. I was almost disappointed that there's only 13 poems, because I need more.

My personal favourites would be Best Lover and Wild; Best Lover just hits home because it described myself so well when I'm a lover. And here's my favourite part from the whole collection, which came from Wild:

Unwrapped the shell

and allowed my pearl to glint

over the ocean of emotions

that used to

drown me deep.

The way Rossyam Hadi executed his poems; the way each word complement each other; the emotions each piece of poetry brought forward—simply everything is perfection. I found solace in this collection of poems, and it will be the very thing that I will read in the middle of the night when I'm alone and needed comfort.

I look forward to more poems from Rossyam Hadi, and it would be lovely if someday, his poems can be published physically. Please do check out Syam's Hopeful Morose and his other works on his blog (, they are all beautifully written! If you're a poetry lover and enjoys melancholic yet comforting poems, this one's for you.

Till next time ♡ Love, Aishah Humaira'

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