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Lava of My Soul: A Collection of Poems and Essays.  Iolanda Scripca.

Paperback: 68 pages
Publisher: PublishAmerica (March 1, 2010)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 144895343X
ISBN-13: 978-1448953431
Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.2 inches
Shipping Weight: 4 ounces

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About the Author

Iolanda Scripca lived in Eastern Europe for the first 24 years of her life, in a loving family. Her mom was a teacher, a high school principal, and a cultural promoter. Her dad was a published novelist, poet and TV producer. An unforgettable moment was her collaboration with her Dad in the translation and adaptation of a children's book by the Bulgarian author Leda Mileva. She is a graduate of Foreign Languages and Literatures from the University of Bucharest/Romania. Nowadays she enjoys Southern California and possesses a CA Teaching Credential. Ms. Scripca publishes in several Romanian-American Newspapers both in Romanian and English.


Lava of My Soul is a collection of Iolanda Scripca's poetry and essays inspired by her life, seen through the eyes of her Soul. Life is a volcano - impressive in color, damaging in magma, nostalgic, curious, sad and happy…

All humans have “wings”… Let's put them on…


 One Last Dance


Weeping willows on dead Swans’ Lake
Ballerina shoes too small, hanging on rusted nails
I keep on waking up from giggled dancing lessons
Mother still alive in the waiting room––proud…

Shaking fingers crossed, holding my fans’ bouquets
My hair not gray, teasing life on pirouettes
It started snowing glitter of way long childhood gone
I scream a violent silence through a double paned sliding dream

It’s time––the time when clocks face me without hands
I shyly grab some “What if’s” and remember to tie my shoe laces
“Stand straight, chin up”––a stage light on a solo swan
A last and gracious slide on an untangled musical key…




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