When I started thinking about my poetry book I decided to write about things that I love and enjoy so much. I feel for poems come out right and enjoyable the poet has to be genuine and true about her feelings and what to write about and word must come from the heart. Also the vocabulary and expressions used must reflect a mastery of the language to choose the most suitable words that will be great match perfect for each situation, that is a skill and a gift that God had blessed me with an I am thankful for that. I have also chosen my subjects and situations based on the simple things in life that people enjoy and find it close to their hearts because I believe that when it comes to poetry the simpler the better. I have also written about a range of topics to make it exciting and give the reader the experience and enjoy different situations and reflections, after all variety is the spice of life. Some of the topics that I picked for my reflections and poems were included animals, nature, cultures and values, and faraway places.
I am a huge animal lover and you will feel that throughout this book, I spend a lot of my time looking at them, watching animals and wildlife shows, going to zoos and aquariums. The animal world that shares our planet, there is so much beauty and serenity in connection with nature and learn many lessons in struggle, hard work, and motherhood. However, not everything in the animal kingdom is rosy fairy tales of beautiful fur, colorful feathers, and fluffy cubs, there are also a lot of savagery, blood, and cruel fight for survival. I felt to covey that world as it is just like it takes place in nature in a very unique way that hasn’t been described before that that reader will find interesting and amusing. In “Thieves of the Sky,” “Dracula of the Jungle,” “I smell Blood,” “Gentle Giants,” and “Racing the Wind” I spoke of the beauty and of heartwarming sights and discipline of these animals, but at the same time I uncovered their schemes and manipulation in stalking their Prays and tearing them apart in cruel and bloody manner as a mean of survival and domination of the strong over the venerable.
In a related topic, but also a matter of principle I wanted to make my voice heard to add that to the many calls and protests against the brutality and savagery oh bullfighting in Spain and other places. The torture and sedition that is inflicted on that poor creature is beyond comprehension. I wanted to portray that in an imaginative story poem that would describe my feeling about a bull fight event and what was a better way to do that from the perspective of the bull itself. In my piece “Ole… Ole… Save Me” I thought to myself: What if the bull can talk, express his grief, and cry for help? What would it say about its plight, the matador, the surroundings, and people around it? How would it react to the constant stabbing, bleeding wounds, and intimidation? I did that in a very interesting way that will capture the imagination and curiosity of the readers, I consider that one of my good thoughts in this book.
I was very fortunate that at the age of fourteen I was able to travel to many faraway lands and explore so many places and cultures not as a passive tourist but to live them and actually experience them firsthand. I wanted to share with my readers those great events and talk about the people values, traditions, and their perspective of things and much more!
Thieves of the Sky
Publication date: 16/01/2019
My reflections and poems were included animals, nature, cultures and values....
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