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New: Dreamscape, the poetry edition

New: Dreamscape, the poetry edition

Hello everyone,

In November of 2017 I released my art & poetry book, Dreamscape, which is filled with 26 works of original fantasy art and a variety of poems.

Today I can happily announce the accompanying release of the poetry edition; Dreamscape, a poetic journey through life’s encounters. This poetic edition focuses solely on the inspirational words and includes the same rich variety of poems, ranging from haiku to free-form pieces. Additionally, it features an extension of twenty not previously before published poems; A small bonus for an even longer… escape.

 

“Lightweight strangers fly through my wild, curious mind — Imagery breathes life.”

You are invited on a poetic journey of chasing goals, wishes and daydreams, late nighttime ponderings, and staying strong in those moments of falling down and getting up again, holding on to the valid courage to keep believing in yourself.

 

This poetic version comes published in both hard- and softcover, measuring approximately 13 x 20 cm (5 x 8 inch), with 156 black & white pages.
Secondly, it is also available as an epub eBook version for your pads and e-readers, so you can take it with you wherever you may wish to go.

Curious for more? Click here for an extensive preview to see some of the other pages inside; and any other details about this book (pricing etc.) can be found on the new Books page (:

Notable Update

Simultaneously, I can also share that the visual edition, Dreamscape, an illustrated journey in art and poetry, is now available in both hard- and softcover! It is still sold through Netherlands-based Boekenbestellen, and as of now also through America-based Blurb, which delivers internationally and with the same vibrant quality. For all further purchase links, I once more forward you to the new Books page, where you can find all the additional info (:

Curious for more? Click here for an extensive preview to view some of the fantasy artwork, executed in an all-blue colour scheme with imagery that blends the thin line between fiction and reality…

 

And in Other News

Last but not least, I’d like to take a small moment to highlight what has been been, for me, a rather eventful lit-related weekend, with my haiku “Velvet Heights” receiving the honour of a Daily Deviation on May 11th on deviantART, and my piece “Look, She Blossoms” (on my personal deviantART account, Lady-Yume, and soon to added to the Micro Poetry series), being awarded with the first place prize in a recently entered contest, called Spring Melodies!

As can be expected, I still feel quite overwhelmed and humbled, but also incredibly happy to learn that people — yes, I mean you! — enjoy my works like this, and makes it a treat to continue on sharing my words <3

 

Thanks, as always, for taking the time to read and visit my site. Have anything to share or ask; drop me a line, I’d love to hear from you.

Love, Kiyo

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New: About Love Series

New: About Love Series

Hello everyone,

I’m exited to announce that starting in the month of February a new poetry series will be added to my weekly uploads called: About Love Series.

With words from both sides of the heart, this series collects the sweet beginnings and sad goodbyes, moments of romance, and days of heartache; the multitude of feelings that come over us when we fall… in love. Alike to my other two visual poetry collections (the Micro Poetry and Haiku Series), the About Love pieces once again come with their own design; one that focuses on the words and come accompanied by a subdued, soft colour-scheme.

Curious for a first taste of what will be uploaded in the weeks to come? Visit the About Love page by clicking below (:

About Love Series

Thanks, as always, for taking the time to read and visit my site ❤

Love, Kiyo

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New: Poetic Prose

New: Poetic Prose

Hello everyone,

Today I’ve added a new page to the website: Poetic Prose. Here I’ll share – surprise, surprise 🙂 – pieces of prose in the shapes of micro fiction and short stories, which are inspired by the many facets of life, and often touched with a hint of fantasy.

To get a taste of what I’d be sharing, I invite you to read both:

Eight Days of Love
Shipwrecked

I’ve always enjoyed writing short prose, trying to convey (alike to my Micro Poetry and Haiku series) an emotive tale in a small amount of words. Recently, my discovery of the contest #Sweekstars over at Sweek, prompted me to rediscover my love for this medium and I’ve presently entered two of my pieces into the competition. If you are a Sweek member, and liked reading my work, I’d be thrilled if you’d head over there and give them a like and follow! (:

Thanks, as always, for taking the time to read and visiting my site ❤

Love, Kiyo

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Dreamscape – Out Now!

Dreamscape – Out Now!

Hello everyone,

Today I happily – and, I admit, a little proudly – announce that my new book, Dreamscape, an illustrated journey in art and poetry, has been published and is available for purchase!

Combining my abilities as both a poet and digital artist, it’s a project I’ve been working on for months untill completion, and from now on I extend my warmest invitation to you, reader, writer, art-lover, fellow artist, (or even dear alien), to escape into another world.

“Dreams, they are wishes swimming into your mind in the middle of the night.”

Filled with 26 works of original art, Dreamscape is executed in an all-blue colour scheme, the imagery blending the thin line between fiction and reality; combining the ordinary with the magical, opening a door into a world where, even just for a moment, the impossible seems to have been made possible…

The art of Dreamscape is accompanied by a rich variety of poetry, ranging from haiku to free-form pieces, inspired by days of chasing goals, wishes and daydreams, late nighttime ponderings, and staying strong in those moments of falling down and getting up again, holding on to the valid courage to keep believing in yourself.


Curious to see more? I invite you to visit the bookpage where you’ll find an extensive preview of both the imagery, and the included poetry.

Dreamscape is available for purchase now for € 26,95. The book comes published in hardback, measuring approximately 18 x 18 cm (7 x 7 inch), with 64 rich, full-colour pages featuring original art & poetry by me, Kiyo.

I sincerely hope you’ll enjoy it. Leave me a line with your thoughts; I’d love to read them – thank you <3

Love, Kiyo

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Introducing the Haiku Series

Introducing the Haiku Series

Hello everyone,

I’m exited to announce that starting in the month of June a new poetry series will be added to my weekly uploads called: the Haiku Series.

Influenced by my love for the minimalistic art of Japanese poetry, this series will hold (mostly) free-form haiku; the pieces inspired by seasonal kigo and my own observations. Same-wise inspired by tradition, the pieces will be uploaded with a visual design, alike to my micro-poetry series, yet contrastingly executed in toned down greys for the desired simplicity.

Haiku; An unrhymed verse form of Japanese origin having three lines containing, when possible, five, seven, and five syllables respectively. Traditional Japanese haiku are about the seasonal changes of nature, the changes in the life of plants and animals, heaven and earth, but also the changes in the daily life of humans within the society, like festivals and food.

Kigo; A collection of seasonal words that have inspired haiku writing for centuries; divided traditionally into Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter and the New Year, where each season comes in four sections: early, middle, late and all the three of them.

For an example of traditional kigo, have a look at the 500 Essential Japanese Season Words.

Looking forward to start sharing these with you all, so keep an eye on my blog and social media for the first official uploads!
And last, but not least, thanks to all of you for your likes, loves and comments – you’re wonderful.

~Kiyo ❤

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