Pages: 37 pages
Category: Poetry/Women Authors
Description: Mauritius is a small island off the African coast. These haiku describe the island community in accessible language. We have also included beautiful and gripping photography of the island. Mauritius is known for its now extinct dodo bird, beautiful sea, exciting community atmosphere, wonderful cuisine, diverse languages, and generous friendships. You will enjoy learning of this beautiful island and the lives of its citizens. Fabulous summer reading!
Pages: 35 pages
Category: Poetry/ Women Authors
Description: This illustrated book of haiku and short poems is the sequel to Radhakeesoon’s Tropical Temporariness. Mauritius is an island and thus it is surrounded by the sea. Radhakeesoon portrays the sea as the island’s eternal guardian/watchman. Therefore, the blue mystic sea seems to have a pair of huge hypnotic eyes that remain wide open on a 24-hour basis daily. This poetic association led to the title, Eyes of the Sea. Eyes of the Sea comprises of 60 haiku written in the traditional style of 3 lines , 5-7-5 syllables. Most of the haiku in this book are about the natural beauty of Mauritius characterized by its tropical climate. Radhakeesoon has also included some haiku about her visit to Orlando, Florida in March 2001 when she was in her 20’s. Orlando in springtime with its blue sky and palm trees has some similarities to Mauritius and this made her feel much at home.
Author Bio: Vatsala Radhakeesoon is a multi-lingual Mauritian author/poet and the representative of Immagine and Poesia group for Mauritius. She started writing poems at the age of 14.
She is currently the author of 8 poetry books entitled When Solitude Speaks (2013) ,
Depth of the River(2017), Hope (2018) , L’aurore de la Sagesse (2018) (French book) ,
Smile Little Butterfly (children poetry) (2018) , Guitar of Love (2018) ,Unconditional Thread (2019)and Tropical Temporariness (2019).
She works as a freelance literary translator, reviewer and interviewer. Her spare time is spent by listening to music and taking care of her lovely cats.
You may watch the video trailer here.