I discovered Morgan on Instagram last year and fell in love with how she's able to beautifully capture human emotion in her poems and images. Time after time, her posts spoke to me in ways I didn't realize I needed until I read her words - and I don't say that kind of thing often. There's so much in the media - social media and otherwise - that's created for fast consumption and little emotional awareness. What I appreciate about Morgan's poetry is that they are quick reads, but sit with me long after I read them. This new book is stunning, both visually and in the depth of her poetry. I saw the other review about it being somewhat of a coffee table book, and I'm not sure I agree. If you read it quickly, like a regular book and don't sit with the poems, than maybe? However, if you read and sit with the poems, I think you'll find a lot of depth. The pages are great quality and full color. Some of the poems are typed and others are hand written. I can't say enough good things about this book!
I am such a fan of Morgan Harper Nicolas!! I’ve been following her on Instagram for years. I ordered this book right away when it was put on amazon. She’s seems to write words for every situation you could be in. This book encourages me and reminds me that I am not alone! It helps to guide me out of moments where I feel down. The illustrations are amazing as well. All in all, buy a copy for yourself and one for all of your friends!
It’s everything that Morgan has wrote through Instagram and more! I’m so grateful for this words. Poems and prose seem to sink so deep into my heart and I love it! What power in feel courage and rest at the same time. That’s how I feel as I read her words and my soul saying yes yes thank you!
Every poem in this book is calming to your spirit. It reminds you to slow down and see the beauty in yourself and the world. Morgan Harper Nichols provides transcendent thoughts in each of her poems. This book is visually beautiful and the words will put a blanket of love over your soul.
This book is medicine for the soul. Morgan Harper Nichols has a profound way of understanding the human heart and writing words to bring comfort, healing, and peace. Once I read this book, I immediately ordered five more copies. I have several friends who are facing chronic illness, grief, and seasons of suffering right now, and I know this book will be a source of help and validation for them. I always want to have Morgan’s book available to hand out to a friend in need. Morgan’s words bring hope to the broken-hearted and validation to the human heart. “All Along You Were Blooming” is the best book I have on my bookshelf, and I am so thankful for Morgan’s writing.
I love the hopeful, positive message of this writer along with the beautiful paintings that enhance each thought or poem. I bought 2 copies to give to my grand-daughters but will buy more for gift giving and of course, one for myself.