Contemporary poetry is always a challenge for me. I grew up with classic german poetry, fell in love with the rhythms and rhymes of long dead writers all throughout my school years. I never liked ‚new’ poetry. I tried many times to get into it, to enjoy it more. I found it very hard most of the times, like there was something missing for me, but when @thoughtcatalog sent me @nikita_gill book Your Soul Is A River, I found many poems that really spoke to me. That made me feel something a lot of other contemporary and modern poetry failed to do. When I stumbled on this one on the internet again the other day, I just wanted to share it with you. It‘s one of my favourites - and not only because it kinda has my ig handle in it, but because it‘s such an important message. Stay strong. Don‘t let anything or anyone keep you down. No matter what happens, get up again and show them that you are not broken beyond repair. Life can get tough, we all know that, but it‘s the getting up again that is important. It‘s that you keep going. I know you all have the heart of a wildflower - and I believe that every single one of you is strong enough to overcome any hurdle that might get thrown into your path. ♥️
Thank you for your beautiful words, Nikita. 🌿
QOTD: Who is your favourite contemporary/modern poet?
“We have calcium in our bones, iron in our veins, carbon in our souls, and nitrogen in our brains. 93 percent stardust, with souls made of flames, we are all just stars that have people names.” — Nikita Gill, Your Soul is a River
Thought Catalog appreciation post because I love their books and I mean, look at these covers!! I didn’t like Seeds planted in concrete but I really liked Your Soul is a River ! Really recommend this one .
I've always loved rivers, the way they twist and turn through the landscape. The way the water carves out its path seeking larger bodies of water to join. This morning I opened a book of poetry and often I like to flick the pages and see which poem wants to be read, rather than choosing a page I let the page choose me. This is the poem that chose me this morning.... #nikitagill#yoursoulisariver
My mommy is like a wolf. She always watched out for me when I was little. She still watches out for me. I wish the world had a mother like mine. She sees everyone's true colors. She sees people for who they really are. In fact, if you don't have a mother, she'll welcome you home. Remember to love your mother every day, not just on #mothersday . Some don't have a mother. Some don't even have a woman figure in their life to call their "mom". If you're a friend of a person who doesn't have a mother, welcome them in your home. Show them love ❤🌹 Again, Nikita Gill is brilliant! Pick up her books at @thoughtcatalog and @amazon ✨ #nikitagill#yoursoulisariver
Thank you so much @thoughtcatalog for getting in touch with me, and very kindly sent me some of their bestsellers. Aren’t these covers simply gorgeous, and very instagrammable? 😍 I’m a Thought Catalog lover. Some of their articles have helped me feel better on rough days. So I’m very excited to read these books and gain new insights and perspective on life. 💛
She was the kind of girl who was a chaos of contradictions
from one second to the next,
for her mind was never free.
Sometimes bright like the sun,
sometimes calm like the moon,
sometimes stormy like the ocean,
and sometimes all three. 🖤
writing, earth day...
Happy Sunday lovelies!
Hope you're all doing well! 😊
And Happy Earth Day! Love this vegan and cruelty free Fiona bag from @jw.pei! It's been a favourite since the lovely people over at JW PEI sent it to me back in February! It's going to be perfect for the Spring/Summer season!
Working my way through chapter eighteen and it's going quite nicely!
Thank you all for your kind words of excitement and encouragement! I really appreciate it! 😊
What are you excited about at the moment?
We have calcium in our bones,
Iron in our veins,
Carbon in our souls,
And nitrogen in our brains.
93 percent stardust,
With soul made of flames,
We are all just STARS
That have people names
📷 : @obey_sumba
Fri-YAY ✨ So happy that this loooong week’s finally over. Got my homework to look forward to this weekend though 😴 I’ve been trying to get some work done all day today, but I’m working from home because of the strike in France and - well, let’s just say I haven’t been the most productive 😂 What are some of your tips to stay focused when you’re trying to work from home? Or in an environment full of distractions ? ⠀
Trying out a darker photo today, hope it doesn’t mess with my feed too much 😅 I just rea~lly wanted to post about my brand new Rose Gold @pageanchor ✨ Look how gorgeous! Not only is this super practical, it’s also very sleek and beautiful. When I opened the package, I was floored - the packaging and the anchor were such high quality 😍 it was a luxurious experience, and I think it’d make the perfect gift for a bookworm in your life ♥️ @pageanchor is in the process of launching a kickstarter campaign (it opens on April 17th), and if you sign up early you can get 30% off, as well as some personalised gifts if you invite some of your friends to join the campaign ☺️ ⠀