Thank you NetGalley for the ARC.
When I selected Wild Nights: Heart Wisdom from Five Women Poets I expected a book that contains contemporary poetry collected from 5 women that are not that known. Kinda like promoting local artists thing.
I was not disappointed tho’.
I just gave this book this low rating because, in my opinion, the selection was not that good. It was pretty random.
It started with some greek poems written in old english, some mythology here and there, but they had some nice verses. I don’t say those are awful but they’re just not my taste.
The next part was my favorite, Emily Dickinson. Of course I devoured this to the last letter and I just felt accomplished reading Dickinson again.
There were other 2 writers that were pretty irrelevant for me. I don’t have any opinion on them. I enjoyed their poems but nothing stood out.
The one that had an impact, if I can call it that, was Sara Teasdale. Never heard of her before but I’m so glad I found her! I can actually say that I loved her part more than Emily Dickinson’s. Her poems felt real. I really enjoyed every verse and I’m gonna share one of them with you:
Oh, I have sown my love so wide
That he will find it everywhere;
It will awake him in the night,
It will enfold him in the air.
I set my shadow in his sight
And I have winged it with desire,
That it may be a cloud by day,
And in the night a shaft of fire.