This is a distilled collection of love poems that I wrote to a specific woman from my past. Raw emotion – even after I have delicately (for my own sake) removed the most personal ones.
Why choose to publish them? Well, nobody is mentioned by name – and a little more love cannot possibly do any harm to this world that needs it so desperately, right?
Besides, some of the poems in this collection are among my favourites. Say, for example “While You Outshine the Sun”, “As If By…”, “Nykteri 2.”, “A Vision of Her”, “Two Glass Shards” and “golden delicious”.
The naming of the individual chapters were inspired by Milton’s “Paradise Lost” and “Paradise Regained” – works that left a deep and lasting impression on me. And though I tend not to do so consciously, I am also aware that certain Christian symbols have snuck their way into several of the poems in this collection.
Who were the poems written to? It doesn’t matter. Love is love. And even the memory of love is worth holding on to.