Noor Unnahar is a young female voice with power and depth. The Pakistani poet's moving, personal work collects and makes sense of the phases of collapsing and rebuilding one's self on the treacherous modern path from teenager to adult. Tinged with the heartbreak of a broken home and the complexity of a rich cultural background, yesterday i was the moon stands out from the Insta-poetry crowd as a collection worth keeping. yesterday i was the moon centers around themes of love and emotional loss, the catharsis of creating art, and the struggle to find one's voice. Noor's poetry ranges from succinct universal truths to flowery prose exploring her heritage, what it means to find a physical and emotional home, and the intimate and painful dance of self-discovery. Her poetry and art has already inspired thousands of fans on Instagram to engage with her words through visual journal entries and posts of their own, and her fan base only continues to grow.
From the Publisher
Falling in love with cities is risky.
They’ll welcome you with spectacular sunsets and stunning skyscrapers and a skyline that lights up the whole sky. But when they’re angry, they will burn themselves down to fuel a riot that’d run loose on their streets. They will remind you that if you love a city with its lights on, you will have to love it even when it is on fire.
i want to travel more. and out of a thousand
other reasons, i want to travel to be homesick. I want to be on another land yearning for the food of my hometown, for the warm and aromatic chai my grandmother makes, for the pink bougainvillea that stands firmly on the lawn of our house. i want to travel to be away from home so that i can return, loving it as much as it deserves to be loved. i want to go away from home just for returning back here to realize everything i have ever neglected is worth loving and worrying for.
|Yesterday I Was The Moon
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|1 January 2018