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Lost in a Quatrain: Poetry Anthology

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A diverse collection of original poems about this curiously crazy experience called life...
Kindle Edition, 64 pages
Published October 29th 2018
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Nada Sobhi
Apr 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Lost in a Quatrain by South African author and poet Adiela Akoo is a collection I'm glad to have come across. There are many poems I could relate to and many I'd love to quote, whole.

The 65-page collection begins with the short but inspiring poem "Within" which I felt spoke to me as a writer and poet. "Empty Chairs," whose beginning is the same as its ending, leaves the reader aching. It's a painful poem of memory and loss; it also strikes a chord with me.

Back to Lost in a Quatrain, there
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Aneesa Ebrahim
Feb 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
An impressive debut by Adiela Akoo.
Words cleverly woven together vividly conjuring up pictures, memories and a vast range of feelings. What a privilege it has been for me to step into each poem and savour its depth.
I look forward to your next book.
Lee Hall
Nov 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
An interesting, thoughtful and meaningful array of great poetry…

Lost in Quatrain is wonderful collection of poetry that covers a vast range of theme and subject matter from race, culture, political and faith with pretty much everything in between.

Through the many poems; all of which range in length and structure the reader is taken on a journey that resonates the sometimes poignant or meaningful recollections and thoughts of Adiela Akoo. Many of them are short but still carry a powerful message
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Helen Whistberry
May 28, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: poetry
I haven't read a lot of poetry but I really enjoyed this collection of heartfelt poems by Adiela Akoo. There is an underlying melancholy to many of them, but also, a sense of hope and purpose found. The author has obviously had pain in her life, yet is finding a release and even beauty by reflecting on her experiences through her writing. Many of the poems are written in a simple style but are no less effective for that. I truly appreciate any writing where the author is willing to share a piece ...more
Gordon Long
May 05, 2019 rated it liked it
This is an anthology of poems, many of them autobiographical in nature, detailing the poet’s inner life, her faith and her reaction to her environment. In total, it is a wonderful mosaic of a thoughtful and feeling life. Individually, the separate poems are of uneven quality.

Some of the most successful of these works are sound poems, redolent with alliteration. Some of the least successful are those in traditional form, where the structure and substance of the language is twisted to fit an
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Adiela Akoo
Nov 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Shelves: re-reading
"Lost in a Quatrain time stands still,
ancient memories resurface at will!
Lost in a Quatrain what to expect?... "

Lost in a Quatrain is my debut anthology featuring poems written over a period of 18 years. The poems are lyrical, contemporary, visual, romantic, spiritual, philosophical ... in a way, a chronicle of my life experiences, interactions and recollections whittled down to 48 poems.

Offering up this collection to you, is akin to me handing over into your arms my new born, in the sincere
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Adiela Akoo, a recipient of the prestigious Dux Award, is a South African poet/writer.

She has served in various positions including as Provincial Coordinator for an International holistic healing association. But her passion has always been towards her creative side. She attributes the inculcation of her love for the written word to her mother, who encouraged her at an early age.

Her poems and
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“Someone mentioned your name today,
took me down memory lane,
to a time very much younger,
a time more pure, more sane.”
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“I love listening to the sound of your heart beating,
the comforting memory of a cuddling womb.”
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