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Monday, December 13, 2021

a good way of looking at life - World of Stars by Seyoum Nigussie


The poems are on varied topics and distinct from each other. Abstract and subjective ideas are woven into the poems to highlight the degree of transcendence.

Description:

World of Stars is a collection of poetry that portrays the beauties of nature and human experiences in the world. The poems enumerate various places, events, personas, notions and conditions that deserve poetic attention. A portion of the poems are made for tributes and gratitude to great personas who make this world as adorable as it is.

The poems are on varied topics and distinct from each other. Abstract and subjective ideas are woven into the poems to highlight the degree of transcendence. All the poems are metrical composition. By illustrating the good side of the world and nature within it, the poems aim to elevate people to a good way of looking at life as beautiful and meaningful.

GUEST POST
Poetic Attention We Deserve

The collection of poetry found in ‘World of Stars’ is focused on diverse topics that include universal content.

Imagining things that are good or bad can happen to anyone. So as such, the topics are assembled in World of Stars are both Poetic Attention We Deserve, and author’s choice of topic at the same time. Creative writing that involves superb imagination that takes place in the poet’s mind. As such, I choose content that can possibly happen anywhere in the universe to everyday life. Through reading poetry, the hope is that individuals may know how to visualize it.

I consider my thoughts and ideas before I write it down. If the thoughts and ideas keep multiplying, then I would consider how far the words will run on. To give poetic attention readers deserve is at the centre of my goals. I imagine my thoughts independent of any influence or circumstance and flash it all out to readers.  Relevance of contents to the world in general term is weighed up and graded in my mind. As individual humans, him/her self, my writing style imparts a message to individual readers and possibly the general public. I think the human conditions in average are similar.

Poetry is a passion of words play with creating new dimensions of things that could supply relief of something including loss of loved ones aimed for readers.  Poetry is universal in its portrayal of life and natural beauty surrounding everybody. The beauty of nature and the universe that is taken for granted by many sleep walking.  Attempting to take on all of stars above the clouds and transcending time and space comes to everybody’s mind at one time or another. That’s when you the people get ‘Poetic Attention You Deserve.’ 

About the author:
The world and life in general was promising to me until I was 17 years in my native country of Ethiopia. While a high school student in 1974, the world around me came crashing down when communist military Junta took state power and soon started a killing spree, at times committing mass murder. This was very traumatizing and the start of Stalinist ‘Red Terror’ on the ground. It was bad enough to hate being in life. From this, I quickly learnt life in the world is about taking on adventures.

With six of my school friends and one of our teachers, we formed an alliance to take action against the Junta. With 2 years of preparation we had managed to inform the public and get the local police headquarters on our side. Then, in April 1976 we staged a rebellion without violence in Nekempte, provincial capital of Welega. The revolt was short-lived, nothing lost with little gain. Amidst media control of the Junta, the news of rebellion was heard across the country. After that, my friends and I vowed to individually take on challenges for democracy as a life-long mission. We split apart and I went underground. When the security situation became harsh, I left the country for Sudan.

Despite traumatizing news and the realities around me with the ‘Periods of Gloom and Doom’, I took refuge in reading classical poetry which became my long time passion.

After a long journey through ups and downs, I suffered a car accident in Sudan, and left Africa all together - migrating to Canada in 1990. Through my journey in life, I looked around for a drug of relief from grief and nostalgia. Poetry reading had become my choice for entertainment and to delete bad memories and traumas. Soon after I realized that positive poetry is as good as drugs, music and paintings are, I decided to write one and here I begin with World of Stars.

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24 comments:

Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thanks for hosting!

Unknown said...

Thanks to mythical Books for sharing my book with readers in the world.

Rita Wray said...

Sounds like a good read.

Unknown said...

Thank you Rita! Thank you for your kind words! == Seyoum Nigussie

Sherry said...

This sounds like an interesting book

Unknown said...

Thank you so much, Sherry for your generous comment. You are my favorite in commenting since the first round of Blog Tour. ==Seyoum Nigussie

katieoscarlet said...

I like how this collection of poetry is meant to elevate the reader.

wghutton said...

thanks this sounds interesting

Amy Woolard said...

Sounds great!!

laurie nykaza said...

I would love to read it sounds like one I would enjoy

pippirose said...

Thanks for the great blurb and author bio. The book sounds very interesting. I love poetry. And the cover is perfect.

Stormy Vixen said...

I enjoyed the guest post and World of Stars sounds like a great read! Thanks for sharing it with me and have a happy & successful New Year!

Kim said...

I really love the book cover.

zelda said...

Looks like a great book

abfantom said...

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Debbi Wellenstein said...

The cover is wonderful. Thank you for the giveaway!

zelda said...

have a fun and safe night

zelda said...

I hope you had a great day

zelda said...

I hope you have a great night

zelda said...

I hope you had a smooth day

zelda said...

thank you for a chance to win :)

zelda said...

you are amazing!

laurie nykaza said...

This sounds like a great book to read and I also like the cover too.

Nancy P said...

Fantastic cover