Yesterday I Was the Moon
“yesterday — i was the moon
today — just an eclipse
something in me travels; some days it’s to the dark
some days it’s to the light”
yesterday i was the moon is a collection of poetry written by Noor Unnahar, a Pakistani author. This book explores a variety of themes including art, people, home, courage, self-love, strength, culture, acceptance and survival.
The actual layout of the book was stunning. There were the beautiful poems paired with incredible blac...more
It's been quite the minute since I last read a poetry collection, so when my eyes landed on this beauty of a book I was beyond keen on diving in.
yesterday i was the moon is a collection of poetry by noor unnahar - it explores courage, self-love, culture and the struggles of making peace with your heart and art. it contains black & white photographs paired with poetry pieces; giving it a photo diary feels.
Like many poetry books I've read and reviewed before, yesterday i was the moon starts ...more
in the darkest part of my heart
for if the light ever enters
it would know where to start.
I think I'll be revisiting this book again, it's so beautifully written.
I least expected this but each & every line was soul-touching.
I'd recommend this to anyone who is remotely interested in reading poetry, it's strange to see that the book is not hugely recognized, but it doesn't matter, as long as it touches the hearts of people it comes to hold off.
Sharing some of the extracts f ...more
Definitely recommended if you're a lover of poetry.
Thank you for reading and have a wonderfull day.
will want to fall in love with me
i have been a sky all my life
full of life and light and anger
if you're not coming with
thunderstorms; do not come
i love poetry and i love this. i tabbed so many poems bc they were all so beautiful and woww she is just so talented im in awe
This is written with emotion, honesty and poignancy, but there's really nothing new or original to see here - it reminds me of almost every poetry collection by a woman of color I've read recently (Rupi Kaur, Warsan Shire, Nayyirah Waheed...).
Still, something in this one resonated with me, and even the format and the feminist/racial messages didn't seem as forced as in, say, Salt, so three stars it is. If you read any Tumblr poetry, though, you'll have seen it ...more
light; the first rays starting the day
and there are days
when i forget there is light at all
this name then becomes
a remimder how
the woman who raised me
named me after something
so glorious; it shines
and even on my darkest days
i am the light i should be looking for
I LOVED THIS BOOK😭❤ ...more
I'm still struggling with this kind of poetry. I can't tell if these are quality poems or just beautiful but sentimental and dramatic lines to describe my broken heart and what I'm going through.
But I guess it's the pleasure that counts in the end.
I'm a massive modern poetry fan. "Insta Poetry" as some like to call it.
I like the millennial angst; I am said millennial.
I like the socially acceptable dive into sadness; I often need something to tip me over the edge so that I can deal with my issues.
I like the stark reality of relationships in poetry, written in ways that makes you examine the feelings you may have felt once; because relationships are hard and I need to feel like someone unde ...more
i want stars, strength, and balance in my soul
it’s been a while since they were last
together in me
P.S. the illustrations were beautiful, i just felt like they d ...more
The poems are simple and ilustrations are nice. I glad because this poetry book is not all about love & heartbreak stories.
I totally valuate this kind of writings; the act of recording of events written by a person having an intimate knowledge of them and based on personal observation.
This kind of "intimate" memoir is the best for me. I find truthfulness and trueheartedness within such notes.
Hence, Thanks Noor Unnahar (such a cute name!)
my mother's name
the sun of the women
she named me
light of the day
i shine when i want to
i burn when i have to
the sun named me l ...more
to be perfect
it asks to exist
this is what it has always been about" (p. 75)
I've been really determined to stay open to the different styles and new ideas appearing in poetry, and have been trying to stay more in the know about what titles are published annually. "Yesterday I Was the Moon" caught my eye because of its title and promising summary, and though I really not a fan of "Insta/Tumblr poetry" - my experience of reading poetry by Kaur, Lovelace, ...more
Algunos poemas me han marcado profundamente, me han hecho reflexionar o me han tocado la fibra sensible.💕
En cambio otros, se me han hecho tediosos y no me hacían sentir practicamente nada.
La temática me ha gustado bastante, pues habla de uno mismo, los sentimientos de lucha, el amor y la familia.
En general, he tardado muchísimo en leerlo pero lo he disfrutado. Supongo que a cada uno le tocará la fibra poemas diferentes, y en este poemario se abarcan muchos temas muy profundos.
The lines are perfect and very relatable. Emotions described well. Genuine and mesmerizing.
However I had some issues with a few lines of a particular poem regarding some words hinting to acceptance of women being kept confined or restricted to rules of a particular society.
Este es otro poemario que encontré por ahí. Miren cuántas lecturas variadas que estoy probando este año xD. Realmente disfruté este libro. Fueron poemas muy hermosos, inspiradores y fuidos. ¡Me encantaron! No me parece que sea una obra maestra ni se los voy a estar recomendando seguido, pero fue algo muy bueno para leer.