A Poet Ponders on Personal, National, and Global Issues as Challenges and Lessons!

by Miranda P. Yeoh



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 20/9/2022

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 118
ISBN : 9781543770605
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 118
ISBN : 9781543770612

About the Book

Why do poems automatically arise in your head or mine? Are they the products of conscious thought or ideas lurking in our subconscious? Or due to our habit of seeking answers? Or a response to the information we received? I have been jotting down poems on various occasions in my life. And so, I decided on the title: “Poems Pave Our Lives.” And my Subtitle explains what you will get from reading this book. I realize that by expressing my thoughts in poetry, I made sense of life. I could appreciate the challenges in life as opportunities and lessons! I believe that since we’re all on the same journey in life, the same applies to us. I feel it’s a blessing to express the emotions that you may share in this book of poems. I hope you enjoy the dialogue poems, the narrative poems, the ones a concerned citizen and a science educator would write as I reflect on the personal, national, and global issues and relate to them. With my background in research writing, I gratefully acknowledge the authors who contributed to my thoughts. And I hope learners of English may find the poems helpful and inspiring!

About the Author

Miranda P. Yeoh is a Penang-born Peranakan whose ancestors have lived in Malacca and Penang, the “Pearl of the Orient,” for six centuries. Writing prose and poetry has been her go-to method of expressing her emotions since her teen years. She pursued a Master’s degree and a Ph.D. while teaching in school. A college promotion allowed her opportunities to research. Her research aims at improving the quality of Teaching and Learning. After retirement, she served in the Research and Development Division at SEAMEO RECSAM for a year; she published 26 more papers related to science education, learning, entrepreneurship, global citizenship, and ethical research. Her research papers are available on Google Scholar, ResearchGate, and Academia Edu. She loves writing research papers, poetry, fiction, and nonfiction; she is thankful to God for meaningful days of writing on daily challenges realizing that Poems facilitated her in living a purposeful life!