Good afternoon, lovelies.
It’s hard to believe Christmas is almost upon us. In two days, in fact. Crazy, isn’t it, how this year has gone by so fast!
We’d like to share with you a little goodie today. We hope you all enjoy it.
Steven Duplij’s poetry collection, Poetification Of The Soul, is due to hit shelves on the 30th of December, 2020. Today, we get to share with you the book’s lovely cover.
Steven has poured his heart and soul into this book. It’s his hope that you’ll all enjoy the words he has painstakingly penned.
Without further ado, here’s the cover for Poetification Of The Soul. Enjoy!
TITLE: Poetification Of The Soul
AUTHOR: Steven Duplij
RELEASE DATE: December 30, 2020
PUBLISHER: Lysestrah Press
GENRE: Poems, Poetry, Poetry Collection
Words, full of meaning, are the songs a soul will forever sing.
Love, life, friendship—you’ll find them all and more within the pages of this book. Immerse yourself in worlds of Steven Duplij’s making as he weaves vivid pictures with every word he writes.
Dive into this transformation of words, crafted to enlighten the mind, and embolden the senses. Venture deep inside and discover what lies at the heart of a man whose sole intention is to share the songs his soul has sung.
Do you dare to unlock the door? Step inside and toss away the key. For here is where you’ll find a unique poetification of a soul shaped with every stroke of a pen.
All I see is a daily grey grind,
There is no escape from it alive.
I grow into uselessness by way of trepidation.
A shriek into futility, there is no salvation.
Minutes pass by, and get scattered.
Years pass by, giving no salute.
Have they ever really mattered?
Time comes to us to be subdued.
Formulas of tenderness are in disguise somewhere,
Lest they be reduced to zero, an empty spot.
Lips are dry and bare.
There’s no one to tempt them, or make them hot.
Suppressed by darkness, understated feelings
Cannot be hidden by things that used to have some meaning.
Why should we fuss, regret, be in despair?
We’ll be appreciated at some point, later on,
No one calls me at night.
I am forgotten like carrion.
Who would care?
Where would I end up?
If not in a hospital room, bare and white.
Like a wounded beast, half dead,
That is trudging towards a trap,
I am trying to come back to life,
Rising out of the books I’ve read.
It’s not about the mortality of life.
That’s not the case.
It is about the uselessness of those boring rules,
Suggesting we continue a senseless race
Without any conscious thoughts.
Without any goals that make sense,
Only to reach a really “fun” end.
It’s not that I am waiting for somebody to call.
They have been loveless,
As if selected—all.
My heart is pricked by their greed and gall.
Sunsets of recurrent patterns.
And so let it be.
My life is vis-à-vis.
On the verge of shrieking,
I don’t want you as a she-wolf.
With a gaze toward the wood,
For all good nourishment and food,
Who chooses to become a harlot, careless and free,
Who is gnawing at souls, like those entrenched in debt might be.
I don’t want you as a she-dog,
Forcibly committed and loyal, but not to me.
To conventions, making faces, hostile force,
Which obviously means
That there are no limits to hypocrisy and double deals.
My dream for you is to become creative and real.
To be able to pulsate with feeling.
Believing in yourself and our common creed
That begs us to perform what both of us need.
To sing it, fully embrace it.
Not to indulge in pleasures, but to love each other in full grace.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Steven Duplij (Stepan Douplii) is a theoretical physicist, poet, and musician from Münster, Germany. Born in Chernyshevsk-Zabaikalsky, Russia, he studied and worked in Kharkov, Ukraine. Doctor of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, he is an editor-compiler of Concise Encyclopedia of Supersymmetry (2005, Springer), and has more than a hundred scientific publications.
His works are listed in the World Directory Of Mathematicians, Marques Who Is Who In America, Encyclopedia of Modern Ukraine, and Academic Genealogy of Theoretical Physicists and Mathematics Genealogy Project. His poems and prose in Russian, English, and other languages were published in numerous international and local literary magazines.
Steven is a member of the Editorial Board of the magazine, Russian Story (Moscow). He is also a member of the Russian Union of Writers. He has recorded CD/MC albums of songs composed by him and played with a guitar in German and US musical studios.
Author of several books of poetry and prose, this book is a collection of Steven Duplij’s recent poems in English.
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