Author: Angel Power
This book is a collection of poetry written throughout the journey of a youth caught up in the dark side that exists in our society. It is written from various times of her life and reflects each perspective. The addict, the stripper, the victim of domestic violence, these are just some of the views she writes from. During times when no one would listen to her spoken words or outcries, she wrote to cope, and this book was born. There are two parts to this book though. It is not all darkness. Somehow, miraculously, this young woman escaped the darkness and found the light. In the final section she reflects on lessons learned and coping mechanisms, as well as her hopes for a better society and a better world.
Author: Mahinour Tawfik
Publisher: Kcl Publishing
"Into the abyss of darkness, I had to choose between falling forever and clutching the thorns. Notwithstanding their blazes breaking through my bones to be lifted to where no woundless can ever go. Making my shield from the encountered obstacles, wounded tears and broken heart all through the journey. Since darkness reveals what the sun probably doesn't know. He who has seen the darkness shall create his own light." - Mahinour Tawfik Mahinour Tawfik's debut is a venture into poetry that is beautiful, dark, and heartfelt. There is a romance within the words that show a battle between the dark and light deep inside her soul. It is hard to not feel this multitude of emotions with her as she speaks of depression, hurt, romance, longing, karma, war, love, and life. You feel her pain but also see her journey into the light in many of these poems. Her poetry is epic, breathtaking, and emotional. This is an incredible first collection for Tawfik and proves that her poetry will be a gift to the world for years to come.
Author: Jorge Torrez
The poems depict mental verses by an individual who has been through the ravages of Depression in which uses old themes and combining them in a new contemporary style unique to his persona. As is with the rest of his poetry books, Jorge dedicates all his works to all those who want to enjoy them, but specifically are intended for those individuals afflicted with a disability.
Author: Steve Poore
This is my collection of Dark & Light Poetry.Writes you will find within these pages consist of Loves Lost, Death, Knights and Dragons, Myths and Legends, Some Happy, Many Sad, Thoughts of a life lived long ago, and of Destiny, both Past and Present, and of what lies Ahead.
A Collection of Poems
Author: Eman Abid
Publisher: Partridge Publishing Singapore
The work of Eman Abid is replete with the language of hopefulness, aspiration and wonder, and with an obvious love for the endless possibilities of life itself. Her work is, indeed, about the symphonies of life composed every day, by the high-born and the humble of this world. Each human composition is made of moments of deep contemplation, times of simple pleasure, or points where we find ourselves between a rock and hard place. These very moments are the stuff of life, and Eman’s work brings us into the midst of it and shows us the subtle, transformative power of philosophic observation. Dr. Sandra K. Alexander American University in Dubai Dubai, United Arab Emirates August 2013 To me, Eman Abid’s poetic images and morals show the marks of being formed in the crucible of the emerging city of Dubai, the textbook instance of rapid modernization and globalization, and she wonderfully engages the challenges to traditional regional mores and ways of life that the city presents. Many of these poems have implications well beyond Dubai for modern societies that have moved so far from their roots, but only Dubai, a city whose rise to ultra-modernism and economic wealth has happened so rapidly, could give birth to the rich juxtaposition of the deep traditionalism and chic couture of our Eman Abid’s poetry. Her poems are truly a monument to the region and one of the region’s richer gifts of culture to the world. Cory Lowell Grewell, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of English American University in Dubai The author firmly believes in establishing the light that lies in wait at the end of every dark tunnel. It is this light that breathes life into our hopes and aspirations, giving our lives meaning and direction. Symphonies of Life invites you to greet said light with courage and hope, both of which shine like a beacon within our very souls. Once you begin to believe, the darkness begins to leave... “May Symphonies of Life guide you to your light.”
Author: Sergio J.L.H. Sanders
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
With the belief that the pharmaceutical business has the human race enslaved to become dependent upon taking medications everyday to feel good and operate, author Sergio J.L.H Sanders has designed Life Meds, Breakfast & Orange Juice: A Heartfelt Collection of Poems and Words of Wisdom to help everyone realize that people dont have to drown themselves in medications that can have negative long term effects. Released through Xlibris, this book offers new mindsets to a life worth living. Life Meds , Breakfast & Orange Juice: a Heartfelt Collection of Poems and Words of Wisdom is a collection of poems and words of wisdomthe invisible, spirit-moving meds to get anyone started on their day. Throughout this book, readers will find Meds for Life that will help give their lives substance, provide them with motivation, inspire self-respect, and supply knowledge on how to look at life in a more positive light. The Breakfast and Orange Juice part comes in because normally people take their meds and eat breakfast to start their day off. This collection will give readers a chance to help renew their lives, invigorate it with new mindsets, and make it meaningful through the essential wisdom, poems and thoughts this book offers. Readers will find this book revitalizing, substantial, and life-changing. Life Meds , Breakfast & Orange Juice: a Heartfelt Collection of Poems and Words of Wisdom is enrolled in Xlibris Bookstore Returnability Program, which gives booksellers the convenient option of returning excess stocks through Ingram Distribution.
Latina/o Aesthetics of Night
Author: María DeGuzmán
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Category: Literary Collections
Often treated like night itself—both visible and invisible, feared and romanticized—Latina/os make up the largest minority group in the US. In her newest work, María DeGuzmán explores representations of night in art and literature from the Caribbean, Colombia, Central and South America, and the US, calling into question night's effect on the formation of identity for Latina/os in and outside of the US. She takes as her subject novels, short stories, poetry, essays, non-fiction, photo-fictions, photography, and film, and examines these texts through the lenses of nationhood, sexuality, human rights, exoticism, among others.
Author: Simone Couto
Darkness Visible is a collection of Simone Couto, Brazilian-American multimedia artist, of her 3-year engagement with volcano Eyjafjallajökull in Iceland. It contains images of the research journey, drawings, paintings, sculptures, poetry, and theoretical texts by Couto and others. "The project is about light, darkness, and what veers in between--the body as a rolling stone, about landscape and our physical and emotional relationship to it.1. Every journey through time and space gives us the opportunity to tune in to the surroundings and ourselves. So it was with the artist's discovery of Iceland, its landscape, its materials, and, ultimately, with the volcano Eyjafjallajökull. Departing from a personal place, the journey soon became the discovery of Anicca (or Anitya), one of the essential Buddhist doctrines that assert that all of conditioned existence, without exception, is transient, evanescent, and inconstant. All physical and mental events come into being and dissolve. Human life embodies this flux in the aging process, the cycle of repeated birth and death. Nothing lasts and everything decays, which is applicable to all beings and their environs, and landscape as well.2. All of our experiences are registered in both a physical and mental memory. When our body moves within a certain terrain, our brain registers the surroundings and our muscles memorize any encountered resistance or harmony. The physical and mental practices (Aikido and Zen) that the artist learned in order to do the work were ultimately combined forces through the path of reciprocity between body and space.The discovery of these concepts and the possibility of finding living evidence in nature, especially in the magical volcanic landscape of Eyjafjallajökull, led to a series of deep and complex works which emphasize the potential of change that lies in everything." (Written by Sarah Crown)
Author: May Sarton
Publisher: Open Road Media
May Sarton presents a collection of socially charged yet universal poems One of the many gems of this volume is “The Invocation to Kali,” which explores a dark and destructive femininity. Sarton writes of “Crude power that forges a balance / Between hate and love,” finding an amalgam of dark and light within a single act. This graceful and nuanced work forges powerful connections between timeless ideas and specific moments in history.
Author: A. E. Fonner
Author A. E. Fonner heard a call to go beyond what he was. Reborn and Other Versifications is the answer to that call. Arranged in an evolutionary fashion, these verses demonstrate both personal growth and the process of grieving. As a whole, they illustrate the series of emotions we all experience as we make sense of the world around us and of our life within that world. In “Darkness,” Fonner shares poetry that came to him at some of the lowest points in his life. “Twilight” includes poems written during the times when he could sense that the storms had passed and the clouds were lifting. Then the verses of “Light” offer explorations of joy. This collection of poetry presents a journey from darkness into light, depicting the progression of human emotions over the course of our lives.
Building the Bridge of Mediumship
Author: Maureen Joan Winnett
Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd
“With the butterfly’s wings I hope they fly Out of the darkness, into the light/sky.” Maureen Joan Winnett’s The Butterfly Children is a collection of poetry that recalls the author’s time as a medium. This interesting collection explores various situations experienced by Maureen throughout her career. She takes time to explain the background to each beautifully-crafted poem, leaving readers with a full understanding of Maureen’s life as a medium. The Butterfly Children formed an early part of a special stage in Maureen’s mediumship development and her poetry is used as a channel to express this. In particular, the book focuses on her spirit children and how they manifested themselves into Maureen’s life. Throughout the collection, readers will notice how Maureen connects her work to butterflies and rainbows as a way to share her stories. Maureen also hopes that her work will allow readers to find peace within themselves and experience another spiritual world. The Butterfly Children will appeal to other healers and those who enjoy body, mind and spirituality books. In addition to this, the poetry can be used to help readers come to terms with bereavement, particularly with the loss of children.
Author: Anton Knox Elder
Publisher: 5 Fold Media
To walk outside at night and see starlight, to breathe, to talk, to listen, and to love others fills us with joy, hope, and faith. It is then that we begin to see the invisible and start reaching out to those who suffer, expressing the love of Jesus that is within us. God has given each of us gifts that we should use to lead others to Christ. Our gifts can open hearts to receive love, joy, and peace, filling others with the light of Jesus, which will cause their lives to be transformed. Come with us and experience these poems, which will move you out of the darkness, and into His marvelous light. Against Starlight is a collection of poems that tell the story of the heart and life of Jesus. All around us are people who are sad, detached, hopeless, in pain, and broken—in a sense, invisible. They struggle with pain and hurt on the inside, while looking fine on the outside. They suffer alone, bound in darkness and consumed by hopelessness. But no one is invisible to Christ, who chose to be tortured and crucified for our pain and sorrow. Christ wants all to have the freedom to choose His love by accepting Jesus as Lord and Savior, and to be transformed into a world of love and forgiveness.
A Collection of Poetry
Author: Kelly Christina Kunde
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Whispers of Never is a collection of poetry that delves into the most profound senses of loss, pain and loneliness. Many of the poems reflect the pain that was a result of years of abuse, neglect, loss and betrayal. The writings are brutally honest and are not designed to make light of the many atrocities experienced by the author. In this book the reader is forced to look into the raw pain and devastation so clearly portrayed by the author s use of words. Many readers will find similar feelings and fears within themselves, though perhaps to a lesser degree. Every life has loss and adversity which will help each reader relate to the images and feelings created within this collection of works. Mixed throughout the book are poems written from a place of healing, acceptance and survival. Hope can be glimpsed and felt in the midst of the darkness. There are messages of beauty and recovery conveyed in more light-hearted pieces. This book does not follow a linear route from hurting to healing; from longing for death to fighting ferociously for survival. Rather it is presented in a chronological order by date of creation. You will clearly be able to see that healing and recovery is not made with steady, forward progress but follows the constant struggle with depression into an appreciation of beauty and life. Many individuals from backgrounds similar to that of the author experience some or all of the same overwhelming thoughts and feelings expressed throughout this book. Many, like the author, do not frequently speak freely about these feelings and thoughts for fear of driving others away or frightening them. As a society in general, we are told to get over it and move on; something much more easily said than done. Having already experienced ultimate judgments and labels, this author no longer fears telling it like it is. She urges you to take this part of her journey with her, to understand and acknowledge the devastating pain one person can inflict upon another, all while keeping in mind that there is hope and there are beautiful people who will reach out if only you dare take their hands. This body of work was created in a relatively short two year time span and truly reflects the rollercoaster of feelings and insights experienced in the face of deep depression and hopeful healing.
Author: Jean Kay
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
Morning Light is an insightful collection of poems containing uplifting messages on: Inner Power, Positive Changes, Goals, Healing and Love, which inspire readers to stay in touch with their souls.