Having many international publications for our works is a luxury. I feel blessed for receiving many invitations to write poems from different corners of the world which enabled my literary works traveled carrying messages and missions. I may say The Rhythm of Energy, my eleventh book, is a document of numerous poems that I have written for various international anthologies, literary journals, platforms and magazines in many countries of the whole continents. They were composed with various topics and themes, from domestic violence to ancient legends in anthropological territory.
Fulfilling many invitations to write with various themes, claimed not only energy and time, but also sufficient knowledge since the themes offered were so multifaceted. Thus, it requires me to endlessly learn a lot many things as a preparation and readiness to write with any theme. Once happened within a week I had to write 9 to 15 poems with different topics. Answering this challenge, no choices but keeping myself well-informed and fully-energized, to always be disciplined in reading, searching informations, compiling many datas and managing my poetical spirit alive. It is not always easy because composing poetry has its own criteria and claims unique condition to process and finalize the works. Poem is a combination of art and science, but mostly art. So, what the poet needs most in processing and finalizing their poems is imagination and sense of aesthetics in language besides knowledge.
From approximately 150 English poems I have written during one and a half years, fifty five poems of them are presented in this book, in which sixty percent of those chosen ones, were not derived from my personal experiences, but coming from the themes in invitations offered. That’s the innermost layer of a challenge in the writing process, how we adapt ourselves to capture, comprehend, interpret and communicate the whole inputs we gathered to turn them into a poetic composition and convey the messages to the readers.
I greatly value this virtual and digital age for the easiness in pursuing datas and needed infos effectively which saving much energy and time. I just stayed in my bedroom accompanied by mobile and laptop before my book shelves, and flying here and there in “VVIP class” with a full plate of amenities. I feel so blessed and grateful for my packed schedule, finalizing 4 books, including The Rhythm of Energy, during the critical condition in my country regarding Covid-19 pandemic since last year (March 2020). Office time and all meetings has moved into home to stay safe and prevent the spread. Blessings in disguise, the restrictions help me to be more productive in my writing works.
It is essential for finalizing my books in this temporary critical season soon for maximizing the time as a stay-at-home person. I hope when later the world be fully recovered I can be focused and concentrated on a number of upcoming projects with some institutions and communities. But still, because of my creative zeal and passion is writing, compiling datas and infos for another book (s) will be always on top priority.