I began my poetic journey at the tender age of eight. Initially, when I shared my poems with my father, he was sceptical, suspecting plagiarism. However, once he believed in my talent, he became a source of encouragement for me to continue writing. My inspiration often springs from moments that deeply move me or bring laughter; I find myself instinctively crafting poems about these experiences. Poetry has become a therapeutic medium for me, allowing me to articulate my feelings and perceptions.
In this collection, I aim to capture and share the beauty of the world, whether it reflects joy or sorrow. These poems are my way of conveying my perspective on the world’s wonders, and as I navigate my twilight years, this sharing feels increasingly vital.
It is my sincere hope that these poems will spark excitement in you, the reader, compelling you to eagerly turn each page and immerse yourself in the world of my poetry.
Anisa John-Kocun’s inaugural work, Humility and Obedience, invites readers on a profound spiritual odyssey to discover the awe and majesty of the Most High God, the Creator. In her book, Anisa distils a wealth of spiritual wisdom, sharing transformative insights and personal narratives that resonate deeply, stirring the soul towards greater divine understanding.
This book transcends the boundaries of conventional religious texts, offering an introspective reflection on the essence of faith, the potency of prayer, and the transformative impact of God’s love. Anisa’s sincere and poignant musings aim to reach into the very core of the reader, prompting a journey of personal and spiritual discovery.
With engaging narratives and thoughtful musings, Anisa examines crucial aspects of spirituality, such as discerning one’s purpose, overcoming life’s hurdles, and embracing the divine will of the Creator, the Most High God. Her comforting prose provides solace amid doubt, direction amidst uncertainty, and optimism in the face of trials.
Humility and Obedience serves as more than a book; it is an immersive spiritual dialogue. Anisa’s genuine faith and clarity of voice offer encouragement, affirming each individual’s vast potential as a beloved creation of the Most High God.
This book is a heartfelt call to those yearning for spiritual depth, dedicated believers, or the spiritually curious, drawing them into a heartwarming embrace of faith and awakening. Journey alongside Anisa John-Kocun as she leads you closer to the Most High God through the pages of Humility and Obedience, and let her guiding words be a beacon for your spiritual evolution and a deeper communion with the divine.
Poetry from the Heart unveils a poignant tapestry of themes and emotions. Drawing inspiration from the pulse of modern life to timeless reflections of wisdom, each verse resonates with the soul’s journey. Dive deep into the turbulent waters of war and death, then find solace in the comforting purrs of Mili, the cat.
These verses encapsulate not just the melancholic phases of life but also moments of sheer joy and optimism. Intimately connected to everyday experiences and broader themes alike, this collection promises a spectrum of feelings, ensuring every reader finds a piece of themselves within these pages.
Come, embark on an emotive journey, and let the words connect, comfort, and inspire.
Notes from the Heart by Margaret Ffrench covers the work Margaret composed during the final two years of her life, she died when she was 64, two years after being diagnosed with ovarian cancer.
Each poem is written with a passion which is intended to raise the emotions of the reader.
The work in each poem sets out the inexhaustible journey through the final two years of Margarets life setting out beautiful descriptions of hope, anxiety, and the cry for the chalice to pass but only when she was ready, and her work was done.
Some of her work rails against the preconception of some who assumed they knew best and tried to dictate how Margaret should live her life and when her intelligence is questioned, she responds with the sharpest of reposits. She makes it very clear that no one will condemn her before she decides when the battle has run its course.
Beauty abounds in the poems together with grace, humour, intelligence, and thankfulness, we are given within these poems a unique legacy of the how a beautiful human being comes to terms with her imminent passing and her determination to display her feelings and thoughts in the hope it helps others on their life journey.
Dive into the compelling world of Arrive Dead at the Same Place, a poignant poetry collection by Ken Eaton-Dykes. This anthology bridges the ordinary and the extraordinary, capturing life’s diverse tapestry with wit, wisdom, and a touch of cynicism.
Eaton-Dykes’ poetry traverses a vast emotional landscape, from reflective musings on war and its indelible impact on society to the humorous absurdities of daily existence. Written in an array of styles, his verses offer a deep exploration of the human condition in all its complexities, from the mundane to the profound.
This collection speaks to readers’ souls with its unique voice. It encompasses themes that range from the trials of aging and the quirks of family dynamics to sharp societal observations and intimate personal introspections.
Whether it’s a satirical commentary on modern life or a nostalgic reminiscence of days gone by, Arrive Dead at the Same Place is a journey through poetry that promises to engage, amuse, and provoke thought. Eaton-Dykes’ work resonates with a truthfulness and relatability that leaves a lasting impression.
After penning his previous collection The Lane and Other Poems, Wilson remains ensconced in his Hocking Place residence – known locally as ‘the Lane’ – while compiling this new selection. Though soon he will graduate from this phase of life, the Lane has proven a fecund wellspring of experiences and inspiration. Wilson is not yet ready to depart from this creative oasis. As he explains: ‘One guy we knew well once told me, ‘I do like to drink at the Blue Doors,’ as if our very doorstep was his favourite pub. The name stuck, and now it graces this book’s cover as well.’
The poetry anthology titled Unstructured presents an intimate reflection on life’s profound moments, a poignant expression of the author’s personal experiences and contemplations on the world. With a mix of thought-provoking pieces and witty verses that are sure to tickle your fancy, this anthology is a treasure trove of emotions and insights. Whether you’re looking to indulge in a few select poems or immerse yourself in its entirety, Unstructured is the perfect collection for savouring, and one that will leave you yearning for more.
Simple Exercises is a deeply personal collection of poems by Czech-born Australian poet Josef A Tomáš. Spanning over 40 years of the poet’s life, from his early days as a refugee in Australia to his later years, these emotive poems capture singular moments and reflect on universal themes of love, loss, belonging, death, and the divine.
Many of the poems originated on Tomáš’ daily train journeys, observing his fellow passengers and translating the rhythms of travel into poetic meditations. Other poems are grounded in vivid sensory detail: the texture of a cold day, the sound of a soprano filling a concert hall, the sight of autumn leaves falling. Underlying much of the collection is a profound connection to music and an acute sensitivity to fleeting yet powerful epiphanies in everyday life.
Simple Exercises charts the evolution of a poetic voice through quiet transformations, from a young man cut off from his native culture to an elder poet at one with the universe inside him. Tomáš distils wonder, grief, hope and insight into delicate poems that reward quiet contemplation.
The Beauty in Broken is a deeply personal and touching collection of poems that illuminate the uniquely beautiful journey of healing after the loss of love. This compilation offers a sparkling glimpse into the intricate pathway toward self-love and the complex nature of healing.
The poems within these pages capture the poignant moment of releasing past pain and the realization that you have the power to provide yourself with everything you might have once sought from someone else.
Through patience and time, you embark on a journey of evolution, learning to reflect on your past experiences with an abundance of love. This collection is not just a series of poems; it’s a guide to finding beauty and strength in the process of mending a broken heart.
“My sister cleans her bedroom In twenty seconds flat. She sweeps the dirt into a pile Then underneath the mat.” A selection of comic verse on such subjects as fraught relationships, untrustworthy professionals, quirky pets and even quirkier family members. Nothing too dark or serious here, just a set of cleverly written, instantly quotable epigrams, along with a handful of longer poems that combine humour with insight. Truly, the perfect book to leave around for guests to pick up and flip through – on the coffee table, of course!
This Is Me: A Poem invites you on a captivating journey through the intricacies of the human experience. Within its verses, a tapestry of emotions unfolds as it delves into timeless themes of love, deceit, and the raw realities of our existence. It fearlessly explores the dark corners of drug-induced haze and the haunting echoes of neglect, both as intertwined narratives and individual struggles. With poignant words, it paints a vivid portrait of change and the inevitability of death, all while steering clear of the burden of regret. Moreover, it offers a thought-provoking reflection on life itself, particularly in the context of our ever-evolving modern age.