Five Years and Counting. A Journey into the Mind of Soul Poetry

ABOUT Cendrine Marrouat

Cendrine Marrouat
Freelance journalist | reviewer | blogger | authorCendrine Marrouat was born in Toulouse, southern France, in the late 1970s. She holds a bachelor’s degree in English-to-French translation that she received in 2001 from the Université of Toulouse-le Mirail. Two years later, she moved to More...


Poetry is an evolutional process, a reflection of the human mind. Every person goes through life and changes on a regular basis. That is exactly what Five Years and Counting is about.  Cendrine Marrouat, the author, has regrouped five years of poetry and arranged her pieces according to life’s most important stages: birth, teenage years, adulthood, and elevation. This last stage represents man’s understanding and realization of the ultimate fulfillment in life.

Simply put, "Five Years and Counting. A Journey into the Mind of Soul Poetry" is a unique concept. I regrouped more than 160 of my poems in a specific order to show that poetry is a reflection of the human mind. The book is about the growth and evolution that we experience as individuals, but also as a people at large.

"Five Years and Counting is an excellent read... Cendrine Marrouat's work calls to mind the beautiful writing of Mirabai and Elizabeth Barrett Browning but in a post modern world! Her poetry is eloquent yet commanding utilizing words that landscape the joy and pain of being wonderfully human." - Tantra-zawadipoet, writer, filmmaker, and artist

"An amazing collection of literary works; words that will stir your soul, and are bound to inspire any reader. This poetry laureate’s words are something to study and share with friends on any occasion. Five Years and Counting is some of the best poetry written over a period of growth, development, and perfection for this writer; deserving of classroom discussions on campuses across the globe; and it is with great pleasure that I endorse this body of work." - Tshombe Harris, poet, spoken word artist, producer, and radio show host

"Canada should be proud of this poet. She possesses not only a unique poetic voice but also a compassionate spirit."  – Randy Flynn, Columbus Book Examiner

"This book puts thoughts and feelings into every day situations that many people encounter. It is thought-provoking, yet inspirational, whimsical, yet encouraging." - Theodene Yee, Honolulu Easy Meals Examiner

"‘Five Years and Counting, A Journey into the Mind of Soul Poetry’ resonates with a rare honesty, passion, inspiration and enlightenment.  From beginning to end, it is a sweeping journey through the tribulations and joys of life, and the riveting poetry will linger with the reader long after they have set the book down. This book will occupy a favored spot on the bookshelf for years to come. Cendrine Marrouat has successfully accomplished voicing the glimpses into our inner beings that assist us in the exploration and understanding of our souls.- Kira Stann

"Cendrine Marrouat has this way of supernaturally imposing metaphors with similes to create a natural flowing rhythm of liquid spirit! Her work throws truth at the reader that is hard as brick, yet it rocks him/her into comfort like a lullabye!" - Natasha Guy, poet, writer and editor

"Have you ever witnessed verbal passion? Have you ever read something so intense that you could almost feel the authors pain? Well, I have, and those poems that provoked those feelings are contained within this book, 'Five years and counting.' It is a must-read!" - John D. Green, musician, composer and singer