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Nocturnal is a collection of words and imagery inspired by darkened skies and sleepless nights. it is a journey of healing and self-discovery whether love stays or leaves. it is dreaming with your eyes wide open while the rest of the world is hiding. -- and when they ask me, are you afraid of the dark? i will remind them that there's nothing to fear when the night is a Nocturnal is a collection of words and imagery inspired by darkened skies and sleepless nights. it is a journey of healing and self-discovery whether love stays or leaves. it is dreaming with your eyes wide open while the rest of the world is hiding. -- and when they ask me, are you afraid of the dark? i will remind them that there's nothing to fear when the night is a reason we can see how honest everything shines while the rest of the world is hiding.


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Nocturnal is a collection of words and imagery inspired by darkened skies and sleepless nights. it is a journey of healing and self-discovery whether love stays or leaves. it is dreaming with your eyes wide open while the rest of the world is hiding. -- and when they ask me, are you afraid of the dark? i will remind them that there's nothing to fear when the night is a Nocturnal is a collection of words and imagery inspired by darkened skies and sleepless nights. it is a journey of healing and self-discovery whether love stays or leaves. it is dreaming with your eyes wide open while the rest of the world is hiding. -- and when they ask me, are you afraid of the dark? i will remind them that there's nothing to fear when the night is a reason we can see how honest everything shines while the rest of the world is hiding.

30 review for Nocturnal

  1. 4 out of 5

    Amalia Gavea

    ‘’I’m still trying to find the parts of me 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 ‘’I’m still trying to find the parts of me 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 soul of the artist. For how can anyone know what a poet had in mind in those moments of conception of their creations? Having said that, I found nothing extraordinary or unique or even attractive in this collection. There were a few poems that were beautiful, capturing the essence of an ethereal, melancholic nocturne but for the most part, the works included seemed written like an amalgamation of cliche expressions and Twitter ‘’adages’’. And I hate both. ‘’Nocturnal’’ is a word that evokes solemnity, tranquility, the night with its silent demons staring at us, reprimanding us, possibly tempting us. It calls for Chopin and Liszt. This collection wasn’t able to make me feel anything but it may appeal to many readers. The potential was there, no doubt about it. It was the execution that didn’t win my heart. Many thanks to Andrews McMeel Publishing and NetGalley for the ARC in exchange for an honest review.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Steph [They/Them] (Wickedjr Reads)

    Me fighting with Hoopla for nearly an entire day and having to read this (incredibly slowly because of how long it would take to load) on the PC might have impacted my enjoyment of it. However, I still enjoyed it. Very beautiful poetry and pictures. I'm going to have to buy a physical copy. :)

  3. 5 out of 5

    destiny ♡⚔♡ [howling libraries]

    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 in the wrong place at the right time, but i've always loved the sound of rain on a sunny day and the mo 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 in the wrong place at the right time, but i've always loved the sound of rain on a sunny day and the moon after sunrise. So many of the poems in this collection resonated deeply with me, particularly the creator's acknowledgement of their own patient-to-a-fault attitude towards toxic partners (been there!). More than anything, I loved the sections on self-love, and would have enjoyed more of those scattered throughout. The only reason I'm giving this 4 instead of 5 stars is that some of the pieces felt repetitive or out of place in the grand scheme. I also feel like I can't complete this review without showing you an example of what I mean when I say that this is, without a doubt, the most visually beautiful poetry collection I have ever seen. It's filled with illustrations and watercolor scenery that lend the most incredible atmospheric touches. Thank you so much to the publisher for providing me with this ARC in exchange for an honest review!

  4. 4 out of 5

    Marie Luftikus

    I know poetry is subjective and intuitive, but this is how I feel about "Nocturnal": It brought me joy, because some poems mangaged it to express how I feel and I was stunned and other poems where exactly the words I needed to hear. And also, at some points I had to stop and admire the beauty of the style and I was wishing I had written it :) I will read it again tomorrow and the day after that to keep this work of art in mind.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Julia Sapphire

    I was sent a copy of this collection by the publisher in exchange for an honest review. 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 al I was sent a copy of this collection by the publisher in exchange for an honest review. 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 also physically. "a heart was made to live in the dark; maybe we were, too. This was a beautiful collection overall, from the writing to the formatting. I love how this dealt with nature and how the poems reflected that.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Sarah Marie

    Nocturnal by Wilder 3 stars “i’m still trying to find the parts of me i left hidden between pages of a story i never wanted to forget, but you were always in the last place i looked.” 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 Nocturnal by Wilder 3 stars “i’m still trying to find the parts of me i left hidden between pages of a story i never wanted to forget, but you were always in the last place i looked.” 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 stick with me. It’s been a couple of days since I’ve read this one and I’ve already forgot most of the poems and the way that it made me feel. This is a collection that will either stick with you forever or fade away from your memory. As a reader, it’s up to you to decide if you want to pick this collection up. Whimsical Writing Scale: 3 Plotastic Scale: 3 Cover Thoughts: It’s a beautiful and simple cover. Thank you, Netgalley and Andrews McMeel Publishing, for providing with a copy of this novel in exchange for an honest review.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Martina Oliva || Sapore d'inchiostro

    A beautiful collection of poems that has pleasantly kept me company on these winter nights - very intimate, unique and original poems that ranging from love to solitude, from family relationships to nature. The graphic component is also very beautiful! The illustrations are the perfect frame for poetry so true and sincere. I recommend this collection to all the introverted souls that will find a friend in Wilder and a sincere comfort in her words.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Bree Hill

    I’ve been reading some meh okay poetry lately it feels then BAM! I read this one by Wilder and oh my goodness. All that crap has been worth it because it somehow lead me to Nocturnal. ‘You were rough around the edges, and I was too many words written on folded paper, hidden under photographs.’ I loved this. Highly recommend.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Krissy

    I really enjoyed the layout and artwork in this poetry collection. The writing was nice and it was an easy, relaxing read.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Jessica C Writes

    *I was given an e-ARC on Netgalley in exchange for an honest review* 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, tho *I was given an e-ARC on Netgalley in exchange for an honest review* 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, though.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Kira

    Welp, started this year off with a dud. The poetry collection has such high reviews and, upon flipping through, such gorgeous illustrations. The problem with this collection is that these poems don’t do anything that hasn’t been done a thousand and one times. The poetry was just that same old, boring tumblr style that everyone seems to think they can write.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Dana Cristiana

    Another perfect poetry book! 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 it leaves. They told me to run like The Wind but I was the one creating it. and if Another perfect poetry book! 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 it leaves. They told me to run like The Wind but I was the one creating it. and if the world stops, all i want is a little more forever with you. And many more! I totally recommend it!

  13. 5 out of 5

    Konstantin

    Woah. 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 Woah. 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 copy as soon as possible.

  14. 4 out of 5

    stefiereads

    Wow! I actually love this book! 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. Wow! I actually love this book! 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. It’s so easy to understand but not cheap♥️

  15. 4 out of 5

    Etienne

    3,5/5. Good enough poetry book. I did find the poem to be a bit repetitive, the same themes sure are all over the place. The writing style is sure kind of light/easy poetry as far as I'm concern, which isn't necessarily a bad thing and the style of poetry also feel kind of young. I didn't check it up (lazy me), but the author s probably young enough and even if it,s a bit dark, I think it would please young reader, teenagers, more then it did to me. A good way to introduces teenagers to poetry, 3,5/5. Good enough poetry book. I did find the poem to be a bit repetitive, the same themes sure are all over the place. The writing style is sure kind of light/easy poetry as far as I'm concern, which isn't necessarily a bad thing and the style of poetry also feel kind of young. I didn't check it up (lazy me), but the author s probably young enough and even if it,s a bit dark, I think it would please young reader, teenagers, more then it did to me. A good way to introduces teenagers to poetry, a prose that is light but good and a poetry book that is above the average of that type of book! Better then expected!

  16. 4 out of 5

    katyjanereads

    1. I LOVED THE DRAWINGS/ART IN THIS SO MUCH!!! 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 fingerprinted glass. it isn’t always graceful, but becoming never is.” -I just love the idea that good things can sti 1. I LOVED THE DRAWINGS/ART IN THIS SO MUCH!!! 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 fingerprinted glass. it isn’t always graceful, but becoming never is.” -I just love the idea that good things can still come from the bad. “i hide behind closed blinds during daylight and bury my skin under blankets that know me better than i do. i hope someday the light will find a way through the cracks while i stand from the outside looking in so i can tell her, i love you and i always will. -self love --Relateable honestly. I want to go under my covers right now. “one day i will remember the bravery- this storm beneath my skin. you couldn’t see me, but you knew i was coming.” -I just like the warcry of this. “a heart was made to live in the dark; maybe we were too.” -Maybe we were meant so that we appreciate the light. “you loved me quietly like footprints in the snow. (you were there and I wasn’t expecting you.) -Maybe everyone’s loves are around they just don’t notice them yet. “i will find you in between shades of dusk and twilight. i will balance you gently on my fingers and save you from falling into glass jars. i will set you free knowing that their eyes should see how you hold on to your own light. i will watch you fade into the trees and wait until i find mine. -fireflies. --I get The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath vibes from this. “and when they ask me are you afraid of the dark? i will remind them that there’s nothing to fear when the night is a reason we can see how honest everything shines while the rest of the world is hiding.” -This just melted my heart. “silence isn’t lonely. -things the moon taught me” --Yes! love the silence. There’s learning and self discovery in the silences. “these hands have memorized so many beautiful things. even in the dark, i always know where to find you.” -My husband and I once grasped hands in the middle of the night while we were asleep and woke up like that. “i’ve cried wolf again and again. you call it desperation, but maybe it’s my way of letting you know that i’m here whether you’re coming or not.” -This is just beautiful to me “you told me that you dream in colour. that it was like you could wrap your arms around them and forget what you left behind. i know we live in different world, but I promise, you do not need to look very hard to find me- maybe i’ll remind you of all the reasons you want to stay. -a star in your day” --This reminded me of the book Topaz by Rachel Tremblay “home has a way of letting the most beautiful people hold your hand.” -THE BEAUTY OF THIS. “some things are left unsaid like stories resting on nightstands waiting to be held again, but i will always remember the way you folded me at my corners like there was a part of me you wanted to come back to.” -I just love this because I’m a huge reader and it’s relatable. TO A FLAME “i saw the fire burning, but i didn’t thing that you would throw me in. (your flag was red and mine was white.) - “i’ve grown tired of fighting this war against my body. beneath the skin we all look the same” SKELETON -WE ARE ALL THE SAME AND I LOVE THIS! “THE SUN she built me up like a mountain at sunrise and painted my sky with gentle hands. and when she told me i could be anything, i believed her because i saw how much i could grow with even a little of her light. -mama” ---How I feel about my mom <3

  17. 4 out of 5

    Kayla Anne

    I couldn't be more impressed with this book. Although small in size, every page packs a heartfelt punch that will have you longing for a quiet place to read it over and over again. The graphics within these pages and the way they so elegantly connect with the words and with each other demonstrate just how well thought out this book is. I adore Nocturnal and fully plan on purchasing it for several people in my life who I feel would benefit from this quality of poetic writing and storytelling.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Erika

    these reflections keep telling me 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 ab these reflections keep telling me 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 about love and loss and self-love with comparison to nature. I'm a huge sucker for these types of writing where they in-cooperate and personify nature as if they are someone there for us all the time if we just bothered to look their way. i haven't met a cloud that didn't touch me changing shapes in the wind; not because we asked her to be different, but because the wild showed her it was okay to be free. Now the art here is so breathtaking and beautiful. I took some screenshots to make them my phone background! Excuse the comparison of these two books but they are the latest poems that I've read and are written in the same poem format that I didn't know existed. I'm not a big fan of poems most of the time but I'm loving and enjoying this format! Definitely will seek out more. Thank you NetGalley for providing a digital copy for an honest review.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Jordon Greene

    I first read Wilder’s poetry on Instagram, and fell in love with it, and it even inspired some of my own writing. But finally getting to read this entire collection was wonderful, especially during this phase of my life. So many of the poems spoke to me, and moved me. It’s such a beautiful collection.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Storribook

    *4.5 stars* As an insomniac/night owl in general, I LOVE the nocturnal theme of this book. I’ve never read poetry as unique as this before.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Jamie (Books and Ladders)

    See this review and more on Books and Ladders! 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)!

  22. 4 out of 5

    Sraah

    maybe i read this at the wrong time. earlier last year i read a lot of poetry that helped me get through a lot of hard emotions, and this seemed in the same vein but i didn't need it's aide any longer, but know it would have gotten me through if i had. sometimes the love we thought we wanted is what we needed and better is ahead, someone who helps us be more ourselves than we ever knew possible, that doesn't try to change us, only loves us as we are.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Charity Fester

    Utterly beautiful. These words have been etched on my heart. I cannot explain how heartbreakingly wonderful this book is. Easy read, but cuts you in your scars.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Richard

    This book of poetry is a steady and familiar voice as you share her journey through these pages. 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. I like This book of poetry is a steady and familiar voice as you share her journey through these pages. 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. I liked the concept of a relationship as a flat pack assembly item and the sense of losing someone between yesterday and tomorrow. I feel each time you pick this book up thoughts will be prompted and memories stirred. Different words or drawings will capture your heart or lift your spirit. No examples from the work will fully resonate in a review but I share a sample of the tone and melody that makes one's soul sing. "you loved me quickly, like footprints in the snow." "my body is in adeep sleep, but mt heart still feels the ache and I'm waiting for a dream to shake the rest of me awake." "I spend my days leaving doors open behind me hoping there is something you might want to come back for; KEYS ON THE TABLE, RAINCOAT, COFFEE, ME." and finally........................................... "like the sky , i'm always moving. YOU DIDN'T WANT ME TO LEAVE, BUT YOU NEVER ASKED ME TO STAY." Words are a precious thing. When presented in this way they have a magical quality only dreams can offer. Wake up and enjoy reading: ' it's only words, but words are all i have, to take your heart away.' inspiration from

  25. 4 out of 5

    Kari

    This poetry collection is charming and it understands me. This a book that must be read as a physical copy, the Kindle Edition does not do justice to its beauty. Every word, every page, every passage, and every poem was beautiful.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Devyn DeGraw

    Beautiful Feeling so inspired by this beautiful collection of poems. The art is equally just as exquisite. My heart is happy after reading this.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Steffy

    I don't know why I keep reading modern poetry because they simply don't do it for me. It's like reading my own diary entries when I was sixteen. Not poetic, just thoughts spread pinto sections in order to fill the pages. There are so many beautiful words in the English language, please, make use of them. While the worded phrases didn't really touch me, the visuals and artworks were absolutely lovely!

  28. 5 out of 5

    Chloe (QuothTheBookLover)

    There was one poem in particular which really spoke to me and then I discovered it was called Chloe and it felt like fate. Books like this are great to read when you need to relax and I find they always help me calm down and feel less anxious about my mental health problems and life in general

  29. 5 out of 5

    Cynthia Cashman

    Amazing! Wilder is an outstanding poet, illustrator and designer. Total artistic genius. His words are deeply touching, tender and loving. I am in love with this short book, a definite re-read. The art work takes my breath away! Ahhhh!

  30. 4 out of 5

    booktalkwithmeag

    3.5✨ Silence isn’t lonely 💞

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