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A collection of unique poetry and original artwork to celebrate a New Year. It is a selection which reeks of flowers, blooms with imagery and displays an array of the collective subconscious.Art and poetry are just one small part of what makes us emotional passionate human beings.


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A collection of unique poetry and original artwork to celebrate a New Year. It is a selection which reeks of flowers, blooms with imagery and displays an array of the collective subconscious.Art and poetry are just one small part of what makes us emotional passionate human beings.

35 review for Yesterday's Flowers and Other Things. Poetry and Art.

  1. 5 out of 5

    Michelle

    Everywhere I go I find a poet has been there before me. ~ Sigmund Freud 'Yesterday's Flowers and Other Things: Poetry and Art' is author/poet/artist Emily Sturgill's 12th release in her chapbook series. Whether she is describing the surface levels or the deepest intensity of emotional states and experience, her words are daring, fearless, and articulate. There is often a vibrant richness in her paintings, drawings, mixed media/collage. Ms. Sturgill's photography captures an expression, moment, or Everywhere I go I find a poet has been there before me. ~ Sigmund Freud 'Yesterday's Flowers and Other Things: Poetry and Art' is author/poet/artist Emily Sturgill's 12th release in her chapbook series. Whether she is describing the surface levels or the deepest intensity of emotional states and experience, her words are daring, fearless, and articulate. There is often a vibrant richness in her paintings, drawings, mixed media/collage. Ms. Sturgill's photography captures an expression, moment, or a specific place or theme. It is always up to her readers and followers to interpret individual meaning. The opening New Year poem: 'Resolutions Fall Flatly' Ms. Sturgill realizes the need to reinvent herself, meaning less coffee and cigarettes, a new year and person. There are several poems about her love of the freshly written, often random, words. Loose Leaf Paper, Poetry, Commercial, "The Storyteller", "Honeycomb", "The Art Therapist", recalled putting picture pieces together, the light of hope and joy. Shadows carved out of Oak trees. The transformation of mood that meditation can't achieve: "Music Therapy". "Art Has Left The Building" tells of the disappearance of inspiration. "Yesterdays Flowers"(theme): Flowers blooming secrets in the brittle dryness of winter. "She": who loved Christmas, making cards and calligraphy writing. A loving memorial tribute poem of Ms. Sturgill's mother. The following poems describe the downside of mood disorder, the shadows, secrets, and final acceptance: "Mania", "A Messy Place", "My Shadow Self", "A Regression". Various short compositions, free style words walking down the page, assorted themes, many self explanatory: "Stampede" of an opal moon, "Full and Lovely", "The Skateboard", "Wishes", "In Heat", "Beneath the Depths", "The Bird Call", "Angelic Irony". The closing poem: "Note to Self" examines fears, obscurity, self deception, the realization leading to self acceptance of finally being okay. Favorite Art works from this chapbook: Adrift Upon the Sea: mixed media acrylic on canvas (2013) ~ Advanced Zen Doodle #1: ink wash (2013) ~ Dreams of Spring: chalk paste (2013) ~ Advanced Zentangle #2: ink wash (2013) ~ Happiness Happens: collage/mixed media (2013) ~ Self Portrait with leaf necklace: (2014) ~ Yesterday's Flowers: still/photography (2014) ~ Ms. Sturgill earned her M.Ed in art education and therapy from Wayne State University, Detroit, MI. and is an advocate for the mentally ill. She lives in the suburbs near Detroit with her husband and pets. ~ Many thanks to Amazon for the Kindle eBook promotional copy.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Linda Branich

    I received this book at no charge from Good Reads First Reads. This in no way influenced my review. This is a self-published collection of assorted poetry and artwork of several different media, written in semi-journaling style from late 2013 and early 2014. It is not a book to just read through one time. To do so would do the author an injustice. I read it, re-read it, and read it yet again, in order to glean every morsel. Each poem is a tiny window through which one glimpses snippets of the poe I received this book at no charge from Good Reads First Reads. This in no way influenced my review. This is a self-published collection of assorted poetry and artwork of several different media, written in semi-journaling style from late 2013 and early 2014. It is not a book to just read through one time. To do so would do the author an injustice. I read it, re-read it, and read it yet again, in order to glean every morsel. Each poem is a tiny window through which one glimpses snippets of the poet's inner thoughts during this period of time. It did not surprise me to read in the biographical information at the end of the book that Ms. Sturgill is bi-polar, for she hints at this fact in her works. Her imagery is thought-provoking and intriguing. Miss Sturgill is also a talented artist, giving examples of photography, pastels, ink washes, pencil sketches, collages and more. My favorite poem is the very last in the book, Note to Self. Yes, she IS enough. I intend to seek out her other works.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Celina Nateram

  4. 5 out of 5

    Roy Wano

  5. 4 out of 5

    Emily H. Sturgill

  6. 5 out of 5

    Michelle

  7. 5 out of 5

    Frederick Rotzien

  8. 5 out of 5

    Kim McHughes

  9. 5 out of 5

    Todd Rumsey

  10. 4 out of 5

    Kiwi

  11. 5 out of 5

    Cathleen Finch

  12. 4 out of 5

    Frank Martorana

  13. 5 out of 5

    Pamela

  14. 4 out of 5

    Katie Harder-schauer

  15. 4 out of 5

    Cheryl Wood

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    Breanna Pollard

  17. 5 out of 5

    Regina

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    Pam Mooney

  19. 4 out of 5

    Sharon

  20. 5 out of 5

    Bettye Short

  21. 5 out of 5

    Christina Borgoyn

  22. 5 out of 5

    Brenda

  23. 5 out of 5

    orna gal

  24. 5 out of 5

    Kerry

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    Jill Edwards

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    Carol Swaim

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    Kim

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    Karen Campbell

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    Judy

  30. 5 out of 5

    David Basile

  31. 5 out of 5

    Pam

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    Amy

  33. 4 out of 5

    Michael Woods

  34. 5 out of 5

    Sue

  35. 5 out of 5

    George Larrabee

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