L’aurore de la sagesse
Quand j’aurai vécu
auprès de l’Infini
la lumière parfaite
Chère Terre Mère,
à l’aurore de la sagesse
dans les bras de ta tendresse
et un jour
j’écrirai des vers
à l’encre pensive
"Vatsala Radhakeesoon écrit avec tout son cœur, et nous transmet, par sa poésie, un peu de son aventure intérieure, comme elle nous l'explique très bien dans son texte d'introduction en énumérant sa recherche du bonheur, son émerveillement pour les beautés de la nature, et le fait qu'elle ait « exploré la spiritualité en lisant les textes sacrés de l'hindouisme tels que les Védas, l'Upanishad » en y trouvant son identité et un sens à sa vie."
As a boy, Malik watched an army of religious zealots swarm his home town, slaughtering his people and running his beloved grandfather through with a black sword.
Nine years later, Malik still believes there's peace...somewhere. At least that's what he tells himself as his body is ripped apart by whips at a conversion camp. That's what his best friend whispers as he frantically creates new force technology and jetpacks to rescue Malik.
Yet when war bursts through the skies and the sky troopers, assassins, and heroes fall, when the world comes crashing down, Malik Zzoha stands amidst the sands to lead a band of friends and revolutionaries to face his tyrannical, zealot father, determined to free the people he loves.
Golden Skies is book one of The New Order trilogy.
Dear readers and authors,
In spite of my previous announce, I didn’t succeed in limiting the number of poems or short-stories published in this issue. Lucky you, dear readers, because you will have more interesting pieces to read. One thing is sure: when I have a good piece before my eyes, I cannot reject it just because there are already too many. Unfortunately, some of the authors haven’t answered to the acceptance emails, so their pieces are missing.
My adventure with Weebly was a just a little smoother this time, although I shouldn’t rush in making such statements because I haven’t seen the categories yet.
As always, I’d like to offer a huge thank you to the authors who have contributed to this issue as well as to the authors featured in the past issues. If on May 15th 2018, the total hits on the review site reached 2,018,916 (for the period Jan 2016 – May 15 2018), between May 15th and June 15th, we had 95,218 hits, so we are well over 2 million hits!!!
Don’t forget, if you hover with your mouse over JUNE 2018, you will find the drop-down menu, showing poems, short-stories and nonfiction. If you want to read the work of a specific author, click on the author’s name, on the right hand of the page under categories. But I am confident that you would like to read them all. They are outstanding.
So, without further ado…. have fun! Take your time and read them all!
Editor in Chief Roxana Nastase
To bring joy to readers everywhere.