This wonderful anthology of poems can only be described by saying that it is as much about earthly as about spiritual matters. It covers many aspects of human concern, all of them coming down to consider love in its many aspects:
It is thought provoking work that leads one to reflect on what makes our daily lives more bearable, or unbearable. Passion, sorrow, love, anguish, all aspects of human emotions are evoked by these deeply felt verses which go along a journey of discovery about the nature of love. If the advice to writers is “write about what you know”, this certainly is a book about the emotional journey taken by the writer during a life time. We find that the main discovery the writer makes, is that the ultimate love on which all beings can rely is Divine love.
This anthology of poems will take you through all emotions and make you think. You will share a peek into the author’s thoughts and mind about the love of the lover, the one who stopped loving, filial love, moral concerns regarding love, love of nature, self-love and divine love.
A collection to own and cherish.
Myriam Reyes Pena is a gifted writer, provocative and original.
I initially started reading this beautiful anthology while riding a NYC subway a week ago and by the time I reached the poem entitled “Sorrow” I had to put the book away. This is the kind of reading I do alone, in the privacy of my home. You will want to do the same. You will want to read each one carefully, slowly marinating in its words. These poems are extremely personal, hard hitting and impactful. As you move from poem to poem, you will see love; not just romantic love — through fresh eyes. I was going to list a favorite poem and as I flip through the pages I can’t make up my mind. Each poem is so different yet speaks of the same emotion. If you’ve ever loved, then this anthology is for you. Better yet, give it to someone you love.
About the Author
Myriam Angélica Reyes Peña was born on the 7th August, 1943 in Temuco, Chile. In January 1975, due to the military coup, she left for Argentina with her husband, leaving her four children under the care of their grandparents. Three months later she was reunited with her children in Buenos Aires and proceeded to the United Kingdom, where they were granted political asylum in April 1975. She started writing in 1976 when she and her family were living in Newton Aycliffe, County Durham, in the northeast of England. That first material, written from 1976 to 1981, was lost during a trip to Mozambique. From 1978 to 1982 while living in Dundee, Scotland, Myriam Angélica obtained the Certificate of Proficiency in English, Cambridge University, in 1977, the Certificate of Teacher of Adults from Tayside Regional Department of Education, Scotland in 1978 and the Scottish Business Studies Certificate, specialising in Tourism, in 1979. From 1983 to 1987 Myriam Angélica, her second husband and two of her children lived in México, one year in Veracruz and three years in Guaymas, Sonora. She now lives three kilometres away from Algarrobo, Chile, a coastal town in the V Región, very near Isla Negra and Cartagena, towns well known because of the famous poets who have lived in them: Pablo Neruda and Nicanor Parra, among others. In October 2009 she started the transcription of her work to the computer and to participate in various literary forums on the Internet. Her work has received recognition: her poem, Under the Scent of the Guayabo Tree, received the award to New Talent in August, 2009, at mundopoesia.com. The Colour of Hate; Wind; Coming Back, have been mentioned as outstanding texts at Rincón del Arte & la Literatura in September 2009. At the literary forum mandalas.ning, her poem Historical Fact was awarded a nomination as outstanding poem. Soon she was invited to contribute her poems to an anthology: Odisea de un Verso which was printed in the USA by cafepoetico.forumotion.net, on sale at Lulu, Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Her work has also been published in an anthology produced by Lyrs Editores by invitation from the Spanish writer Nuria de Espinosa, in Barcelona. It is on sale under the name: Alma de Poetas. More of her poems written in English and Spanish, including an anthology of poems are to be published by the Indie Authors Press.