Poetry Emotion

by Sibylla Chan



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 2/2/2011

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5x8
Page Count : 172
ISBN : 9781456771492

About the Book

Poetry Emotion is a compilation of poems spanning the last 35 years. During the last 10 years, I have begun to use poetry as a tool to help express my feelings, bring a sense of perspective and to enable me to move on with my life. Hence, my poems are frank and an illustration of aspects of the human condition that are close to the hearts of most people — love, lust and life.

I have also enjoyed writing from the perspective of others. Their fantasies and conversations have formed the starting point for some of my work as have some of the events that have altered our world. Each poem tells a story and by virtue of their subject matter, some are sexually explicit.

Poetry Emotion consists of six chapters. Each covers one of the main groups of emotions: fear, anger, love, lust, sadness and joy. Reactions to my poems have been positive. They have been described as ‘touching and lasting’, ‘of incredible purity and power’, ‘passionate and thoughtful’ and ‘beautifully sensual’.

Sibylla Chan

For Adults Only

About the Author

Sibylla Chan read Comparative Education and Biology at the University of London (MEd) 1981 and Contemporary German Studies at Thames Valley University (PG Dip) 1998. Born in 1946 in the Netherlands, she has been resident in England since the mid-60s and has spent most of her life teaching in one form or other — be it biology, chemistry, modern languages, or yoga.

She now lives in Plymouth where she runs the House of Yoga, teaching Hatha Yoga and facilitating bespoke yoga retreats. In addition, she has always had a profound interest in writing, using language as a tool of communication to begin with and, latterly, as a means of self-expression.

Her work is honest and reaches out to people on all levels. The poetry is bold and she is not afraid to tackle the taboo in her own unique style.

Visit Sibylla’s websites at www.houseofyoga.co.uk and www.sibyllachan.com.