All the Words Are Yours: Haiku on Love
Here startsthe journey
Every day for the past six years, Tyler Knott Gregson has written a simple haiku about love, and posted it online. Theseheartfeltpoems haveattracteda large andloyalfollowingaround the world.This highly anticipated follow-up toChasers of the Light,presentsTyler’sfavorites,some previously unpublished,accompanied by his signature photographs, which
That pretty much sums in up.
Chasers of the Light was bad, and twee, and a genius marketing scheme, but this is just too far. The photographs the photoshop typewriter font is added to aren't even interesting or hipster-cool like in his last collection. And it's all haikus (the worst), but only one form of them. And all of them are about how sad yet beautiful love is. Because feelings, yo. Feelings.
But still, it's all pretty genius and he is ...more
I feel you in the lightning,
I miss you in rain.”
I praise a lot of poets and authors for their ability to string together beautiful words, but no one is on the same level as Tyler Knott. I honestly question how human he is, because his words are nothing short of perfection always. He makes you feel everything. He is a master with words, and this world would be a better place if every person could read them.
The pieces you lack
are waiting inside of me
to find you again.
sing a song of homecoming,
hum me back to you."
I've been following Tyler on social media for years, and purchased this book when it first released a few years ago, but for some bizarre reason, it's been sitting, unopened, just looking pretty on my shelf until now. I love poetry collections, and Tyler's voice in particular is so beautiful and full of haunting that it never gets old. I only knocked a star off because a handful of the haikus are a bit repetitive, but this is a ...more
Here are two favorites:
I have simple needs,
Just you and my morning tea,
The moment I rise.
Let it all crumble,
let all you shouldn't carry
burn beneath your feet.
Tempting drinks of pure love
"In the Darkest Part
In the Middle of the Night
I need You the Most"
"Your soul knew my soul
long before we needed skin
to spend a life in"
"The shadow of us
the remnants of who we were
fade now in the light."
When we were in grade school, English classes always had a segment on poetry. And within that segment, we learned about a Japanese form called a haiku. A 5-7-5 syllable rhythm that we always had to count out on our fingers just to make sure we had the right amount (and sometimes even question the number of syllables for certain words), and it was always a love/hate relationship with this poetic form. They are ...more
The spareness of the haiku form gives the reader ample room to read himself into the words, but the poems have no life or feeling of their own. They all felt flat to me, nothing but words on a page. They told no story, evoked no sense of place or person or emotion. If you do not read yourself into the poems, they are uncomfortably voyeuristic:they are personal exercises in a technical form and in an expression of feelings, private snapshots of someone else's ...more
On the poems, however, I have no criticism whatsoever. Loved them. A bit lighter and more romantic than what I ...more
I have read Chasers of the Light last year and I LOVED it and I LOVED this one as well!!!!
To be honest I can't choose a favorite poem for I fell for all of them, I forgot that I have loved the way he wrote his poems last and it hit me again!
I really recommend this to everyone!
Everything is just perfect! The writing, the pictures! There is something that moves you when u read it T-T
Reread in December 2017
Just like the first time I have read it, I’m smiling ...more
Unlike similar contemporary works, I'm thinking specifically of Lang Leav's Lullabies, this book of haikus was not divided thematically, rather the poems appeared to be filed wherever they landed, as if they were autumn leaves. This was probably a very wise choice as it distracted, slightly, from some more repetitive pieces, repetitious due to theme, or word choice, or a combination therein.
I still enjoyed flipping through this collection and one or two or five of these haikus stopped me, ...more
Beauty exists here.
-copy won in a giveaway, being donated to a library.
The words written so beautiful,
But it's gone in flitting seconds,
Like the words never exist.
That's my problem with haiku. May be because it's too short to tug my heart and make an impression. My problem.