Were you forced to endure poetry, told we had to rhyme, stick to rules and regulations? Do you recall having to gauge secret meanings behind the words the poet put on paper? I was but fortunately I learned to like it because I recognised the freedom it gave to put our own slant on what we read. I learned to love it because I recognised, I was not alone in how I felt.
Poetry is about exploring our feelings, about discovering the world and the thoughts of others, and most of all it is about connecting in one line, one verse, or one poem with the knowledge that you are not alone in your emotions and reactions.
Poetry can be long, short, shaped, rhyming, sad, serious, disciplined or expansive. Emotions in Existence comes to the reader in free verse, sonnet form and some very concise Japanese haiku, tanka and haibun. As klong as it comes from the heart and connects in some small way then poetry is a joy. Join me in my exploration.
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About the Author
Barbara Strickland grew up in Sydney in a multicultural environment. Having Italian parents encouraged a love of travelling. The wonderful cultures inspired, and she found herself using bits and pieces in her contemporary romance series - Unexpected Love. Proud of what Australia has to offer, Sydney and North Queensland will feature throughout the series as well as many countries around the world. Also featured will be some spicy hot loving in a mixture of age groups.
In her spare time, she is obsessed with Japanese poetry, ballroom dancing and learning languages.
Unexpected Obsession (Unexpected Love - Book 1)
Emotions in Eruption
Emotions in Evolution
Emotions in Existence
The Emotions Anthology
COMING Late 2021
Unexpected Passion (Unexpected Love - Book 2)
Unexpected Celebrations (Unexpected Love - Book 3)
Unexpected Love (Books 4, 5 and 6)
The Narrow Hallway
Lance needs a family (a book for young children.)