Carved with sorrow, pain and regret this latest offering of poet Sami Gjoka is absolutely touching, amazing and heart wrenching collection of the finest written words;
Definitely amazing depiction of feelings; gentle poems about gentle passing where even death feels as normal as if stretching in your bed.
"Life Has Frozen In Albania" is a battle ground between the demons of the dark forces and the divine celestial energy, inside every human shell: "From where we leave departing / to claim the whole universe", (Empty Bags That Fill the Sky), an attempt to make this planet, plagued by greed, and hatred, where humans will pass by; "Not to sleep and not to rest / But to bleed, and scream, and cry / Cursed / But never, never blessed", a better place for the angels to be born, or: "For as long as this world / Is not bettered, has not changed / It must be a cruelty / Selfish, silly and sinister / To bring angels from the sky / To make earthly little sisters". (Angels Not Yet Borne).
With brilliant and powerful writings this collection of deep and subtle poems carves diverse emotions and convey different messages to create a poetry book masterpiece.
The verses within this compilation will provide peace for those who mourn their loses, acceptance for the truth of who we are - and understanding of our ultimate destiny.
Through amazing depiction of feelings, the tender poems about gentle passing in: "Life Has Frozen In Albania" will definitely make everything easier to understand.
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About the Author
Born in 1962 in Albania, Gjoka fled his native country and was arrested for border violation by the Yugoslavian army in 1990. He was sent to a Macedonian prison, in the city of Ohrid where he would suffer daily physical and mental tortures, with the pretext of finding from him if he was an Albanian spy or just a refugee, but in reality, says Gjoka, he was tortured purely for the fact that he was Albanian, and as a result of the medieval hatred that Balkan dwellers have for each other.
After the fall of communism in Albania, which was marked by an outbreak of the embassies in Tirana, Gjoka was soon released from the Macedonian jail and was sent to a refugee camp in Padinska Skela, in Belgrade. Interviewed by the U.S. Embassy there, he won the right to political asylum.
In 1996 Gjoka becomes a U.S. citizen.
In America, Gjoka would build a successful real estate company, but he never would lose his passion to write.
Poems in this book are more or less a reflection of the author's life experiences.
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