Book: Sand in the Desert - Poems of Raketh Namar as translated by Ardaval Namar and Gavin Frey by Margaret Fielandcategories: Book, Science Fiction Poetry, Prayers, Rhymed Poetry, Free Verse, Inspirational Poetry
Margaret Fielandabout this book: "Sand in the Desert" is the collection of poems I wrote in the persona of Rakath Namar, poet , and namesake of the main character in my novel, "Relocated." I wrote thirty-one poems, poems which are meant to be part of a sacred text for my alien society. They contain what we would view as prayers and other sacred writings. Almost all the poems are less than one page in length, and many are rhymed. The main character in my novel, Keth, studies these poems over the course of the novel, and eight of the poems appear in the text of the book.
Although I do not usually write prayers or inspirational poetry, I found myself writing these poems without difficulty, easily falling into the voice of my imaginary poet. I wrote these using prompts from Robert Lee Brewer's Poetic Asides blog in November of 2010. He runs a chapbook challenge during the month of November, and posts a prompt every day. I used these prompts as inspiration for the poems that appear in "Sand in the Desert."
I hope to write more of Raketh Namar's poems in the future.
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