From @wilderpoetry comes a heavily expandedrevised edition of Nocturnal, a collection of poetry and beautifully illustrated black-and-white imagery inspired by darkened days and sleepless nights. Poetry meets ...more
I left hidden between pages of a story
I never wanted to forget,
But you were always in the last place I looked.’’
This doesn’t seem original to me…
Darkness. Night has the unique ability to make us discover thoughts we never knew we’ve nurtured all along. Loneliness, loss, love, change. These are themes that are common in Poetry. And Poetry is such a difficult form for anyone to judge. I almost feel as if I am actually shuttering, even violating the very ...more
i've always been told that
i was born chasing sunsets, but
sometimes i wonder if i'm really
just trying to find a way
to be in two places at once.
Nocturnal is an interesting collection; it doesn't ever settle on just one main theme, but seems to flit between love and loss, insecurities and self-love, all tossed with a healthy focus on nature and all the healing it can offer us.
my heart tends to live...more
in the wrong place at
the right time,
but i've always loved
the sound of rain
on a sunny day
I will read it again tomorrow and the day after that to keep this work of art in mind.
This collection is divided into four parts, dusk, northern lights, howl, and lucid dreams.
A significant theme within this is nature and how we as humans perceive the world. Also how we can find inspiration all around us.
The formatting of this is BEAUTIFUL. From the contrast of pages to the fonts to the illustrations. It is absolutely stunning.
It also talks about darkness, in the metaphorical sense but ...more
“i’m still trying
to find the parts of me
i left hidden
of a story i never
wanted to forget,
but you were always
in the last place
Nocturnal is a small collection of poems. There are short poems and long poems. There’s art and a collection of emotion and heart. It’s good to see such heart being placed into each page of this collection. I personally wasn’t enamored with this collection. I liked it. This is a simple and heartfelt collection, but it didn’t...more
I recommend this collection to all the introverted souls that will find a friend in Wilder and a sincere comfort in her words.
‘You were rough around the edges, and I was too many words written on folded paper, hidden under photographs.’
I loved this. Highly recommend.
This collection was good. I enjoyed many of the poems, but not enough to love this collection. The ones I found myself loving were the longer poems that had more substance. The shorter ones just felt too superficial. I needed more from them- more meaning, a deeper feeling. This was definitely a solid collection, I just think some of the poems need to be fleshed out more to create a greater connection for the reader. Not bad, ...more
I would love to thank Wilder, Andrews McMeel Publishing and NetGalley for this gorgeous book in exchange for an honest review.
This book has quality poems and amazing pictures! If you loved "milk & honey" by Rupi Kaur, I highly recommend this book!
there is something graceful
about the way time passes by -
how it gives itself away,
never knowing whose hands
will stop to hold it before
They told me to run like
The Wind but I was the one creating it.
On one hand this is so visually striking, absorbing and distinctive that I feel guilty for giving anything less than a glowing five for the artwork and graphic design. On the other hand, however, these two stars feel generous for a bunch of random, nonsensical, horribly overdone sappy Tumblr lines.
So, there it is, a little compromise. Definitely not worth paying the full price for, unless you like to surround yourself with lots of pretty items, in which case I'd urge you to get yourself a ...more
The illustrations and the poetry really compliment each other and make a wonderful experience to read it.
I read this book at night, with a slow instrument in the background, and I felt the world is so quiet and the timing was just perfect to read it.
I usually I have a little problem poetry, in a sense of me can feel the connection with the poem itself or not. And even though it happened with few poems, I still love this book so much. Wilder’s writing is so great. ...more
2. I loved the Lucid Dreams part where the opposite pages had a saying.
3. Poems I loved and why
“I have wept
for beautiful things,
raising flowers with my rain.”
-I love that the tears are the thing that brought beauty.
“This is how i pour myself
into all of the spaces
i never knew i could fit,
like a sun that finds
the smallest corners through
it isn’t always graceful,
but becoming never is.”
-I just love the idea that good things can ...more
but my heart still feels the ache
and I’m waiting for a dream
to shake the rest of me awake.”
This was an okay collection! I really liked the night-time theme and the illustrations were absolutely stunning. Overall, the aesthetic of this collection is worth 5 stars.
The poems, however, were pretty lackluster for me. My favorite one was the one I quoted ^^^. The rest of it didn’t impact me very much.
I could see myself reading this again and appreciating it more when I’ ...more
i still have scarred knees from crawling
through my devastation, but somewhere
along the way i found a man who understood
my wreckage. he did not try to put me back
together, he did not try to "fix" me.
instead, he never stopped looking for me.
and now I feel the difference. sometimes,
love is meant to come undone. sometimes,
it's knowing you've found someone who will
never stop finding you.
to hate all of the things
i am meant to love.
i blink my eyes
and start over again.
loving (myself) isn't easy,
but it always find its way back.
I loved this so much! I loved a lot of these poems compared to when i read Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur. To me, these poems were soft and gentle compared to Milk and Honey where it was more forward and aggressively, not in a bad way but more inspirational wise, honest to the point.
The poems had many topics but were mostly ...more
This was absolutely beautiful. I got about 5% in and bought myself a paperback because it is just gorgeous and I need the words on hand at all time. I'm thinking one of these will become a tattoo. You definitely want to read this poetry collection (especially since it's on Kindle Unlimited)!
Inspiration from the natural world and emotions as forceful and focused as tides, storms, light and loss. All beautifully supplemented and enhanced by wistful and ethereal artwork in black and white illustrations.
A collection you could not tire of reading or dipping into, about misplaced love, broken dreams and heartache while sensing a struggle to be loved, held and reaching for something more.