Garden of Ravens
A collection of dark poetry that journeys through folklore, twisted tales, mental breakdowns, and depression.
We hide in shadows
We wither under layers
Sunlight is for beautiful people
Darkness is for us
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Where is the meaning to my life
Where is the ending to the grief
Where is the sunlight for my eyes
Will I ever smile again
I have mixed feelings about this collection. I really enjoyed the idea of weaving together this dark fantasy vibe with a little light horror, tied into a narrative of mental illness and love gone wrong. That said, while some of the poems worked well for me, others didn’t hit the mark.
You don’t deserve to be in peace...more
After all you’ve done
So I will help you find your place
Will anyone notice that I’m gone?
Will they miss seeing my face?
If God wanted to save me. . .
Why didn’t he send you to this place?
I tried so hard to make it.
I tried to deal with the pain.
But every morning I woke up,
I was still stuck on this plane.
I cried out to you, you never answered.
I cried out to you, you never came.
Each day my pain was heightened,
Each day I felt the same.
Will anyone wonder where I’ve gone?
Will they care if I’m not here?
Death rings its bells fo ...more
I recieved this book from NetGalley for an honest review.
First off, four of the poems in this collection I truly felt. They spoke to me. And in that case I really felt power and connected with the collection. The writing style was so dark, yet kept me entertained enough to keep on reading and I’d like to read more poems like this in the near future. However, the lower rating is because out of a collection of poems, only being connected to four is quite low. Th ...more
This was quite the unusual poetry collection.
The dedication reads "for the overthinkers" and i think it fits really well. some of the poems felt like the kind of nightmare that's foggy once you wake up, other felt like the thoughts you get right before you fall asleep. some of them felt like what my brain does when i'm in the middle of an anxiety attack. it's different and a bit weird, the style is nothing new or outstanding, but i really liked it.
"Momma always told me to watch out for
wolves in nice suits
But even the strongest wolf will perish with
the right dose of poison." -- Wolves
Alright, first off: I love reading poetry, I hate reviewing poetry. I find it difficult to rate such deep, personal, sensitive works like popular poetry. Most popular poetry works include themes that the author themselves have experienced before and thus I find it difficult to ...more
I was so excited to read an anthology of dark poetry and though I pushed to read 71% I was thoroughly bored all the way throughout only enjoying 2 or 3 poems 😭 so for the first time in a while I had to DNF (did not finish) 🙁
My main issue is that it was described as "collection of dark poetry that journeys through folklore, twisted tales, mental breakdowns, and depression"
It felt nothing like that. It felt like a stream of consciousness of teen angst which I wouldn't mind i ...more
All in all, there is something here to discover and connect with. This poetry has its own unique voice. Some of the works are also repeated in both English and French. Several of the poems have multiple parts or continuations into additional poems. Some ...more
I almost wish I could break down
Sure, no one can get in
But I can’t get out”
I find it difficult to review poetry. It’s a very personal thing - and its enjoyment is always subjective, depending on how much it makes you feel.
Unfortunately, this poetry collection left me rather cold. There were a few poems here and there that sparked my interest (“I Love Coffee” for example), but most of the poems simply did not resonate with me. The majority of them read like a 200 ...more
Suffering from depression myself I felt some kinship with the writer. These poems are raw and cry out but in a youthful unpolished voice.
Bravo to the poet who made the effort to illustrate pain with words. Just needs some refining. Perhaps that is my age speaking.