World of Stars
By Seyoum Nigussie
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.
Marvels of Nature
When a day is not sure with all writs
Travels across over to local traits
Marvels of nature roar as holy greets.
When rivers flow and mountains vigil
Wind blows by enlarge and trees are still
In all accounts, nature is noble and thrill.
If daylights are gone, stars will appear
Change of views is for new fruit to bear
Marvels of nature is a bliss on daily fare.
When seen from air, it’s all that green
Viewed from seas, it is so much clean
Wonders of nature is all free and given.
When differences are beauties so as to worth
As motions of display gear for sensual wreath
Most adorable place is dearly planet earth.
Abundant factors are always at play
And words are not enough all to display
Nature is marvelous as for cosmic relay.
AUTHOR Bio and Links:
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
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.
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
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.