The weight of the rain
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"The weight of the rain/ fell pitilessly / on his woollen coat / and the winter became unbearable / upon his shoulders" evokes the poem, which titles this collection of lyrical and philosophical poetic distillates. The themes are diverse; impositions and oppositions, they negotiate life and death, love and Eros, devotion and betrayal, joy and sorrow, hope and despair, foresight and negligence, light and darkness. The poet's melodic free verse, the encapsulation of her reflections, and the economy of words earn this book a special place in Contemporary Poetry. To date Roula Ioannidou Stavrou has received six international awards for her literary work from different cultural bodies.