Wednesday, 28 January 2009
words as an elixir
Since now i have my own blog, which i am entitled to write anything in, i hope to share with friends who do not know about a book that i published ages ago. it is called WORDS AS AN ELIXIR, a compilation of poetry that i had written since the early age of five or 4(i even forgot when i first started writing) until i was 13. The poems had been collected by my parents without my knowledge until i turned 13 and thus, this book was published.
So, today i would like to publicize this book which was published when i was 13 in SMK ptrajaya. The poems are that of a child, but as it goes, the thoughts of a child is that of innocence and i truly believe that what i wrote in those days were of what every innocent child has in their minds.
When this book was first published, half of what i make out of it is given to the children in Lebanon. Alhamdulillah, a few months ago, the first edition of this book was completely sold. So, i am trying to print the second edition and hope that i have the time to publish more books in the years to come.
Here are some excerpts from this book :
OF A BROKEN ARROW
life, what can be the meaning
hope, trust without feeling
light, star no longer shinning
of a broken arrow without bearing.
a lost soul out of direction
human being without affection
armageddon waiting to happen
of a broken arrow in heaven
thus broken life line forever gone
leaving ties and relations mourn
black and black all adorn
remembering the remembered, just born
lost now all hope of recovering
lost now all hope of meeting and seeing
the one trusted, that human being
God took that soul, gone to the road bring
life, gone now, dear one
hope, gone now, dear one,
light, through that trail run
of a broken arrow gone
NB: THIS POEM WAS DEDICATED TO MY LATE GRANDMOTHER A FEW DAYS AFTER SHE DIED. IT HAS BEEN READ IN FRONT OF SITI HASMAH (TUN MAHATHIRS WIFE), AND HAS ALSO WON AN ENTRY IN THE INTERNATIONAL POETS SOCIETY IN WASHINGTON D.C, USA.
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Words as An Elixir
Nadya Amin Shaharudin
This book is a collection of poems written by Nadya Amin when she was thirteen years old. According to her parents she is a gifted self-taught poetry writer. She was able to read at a very early age. She started writing poetry since the age of five. Through these poems, she is able to express her articulate feelings for her family, friends, nature and life. There are 57 poems altogether split into 4 chapters, namely:
Chapter 1 – The Beginning
Chapter 2 – A Simple Symphony From Nature
Chapter 3 – The Wise Words of Wisdom
Chapter 4 – As Life Goes On
Indeed, this is an excellent book for those who appreciate and enjoy reading poems and for students who wants to excel l in English literature.
The Forward of the book was written by the former Minister of Education Malaysia, Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Musa Bin Mohamad.
Price: US$15.00 (RM$35.00)
Delivery charges (surface parcel):
1) Within Malaysia
• Penin. M’sia : RM2.50
• W. M’sia: RM5.50
Transit time: Allow 10 - 14 working days
• Japan: US$10.00
• Canada: US$6.00
• Finland: US$11.00
The rate for other countries, please consult Pos Malaysia (http://www.pos.com.my)
Subject to fluctuating $ exchange rates
Transit time: Allow 10 – 25 working days