This book consists of 20 poems, along with short stories and several fragments drawn from the author’s 20 years of recollections (1990-2010). The events and people in the poems and in the attached short stories are sometimes based on real life and are sometimes imaginary characters inspired by her general observations of human life. This book is originally written in Turkish and then translated into English and Chinese. The author of these poems is in actual fact a Professor of History; but this book is neither prepared as an academic publication nor a textbook. The book is prepared in three languages (Turkish, Chinese and English). Aside from the 20 poems, which the author composed in an amateur spirit during her free time, this book also partly reveals her memories of Turkey, England, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Estonia and Taiwan, as well as containing verses drawn from her general life experiences. The subjects of the poems mainly touch on diverse matters as life, separation, death, friendship, love, family, and childhood memories.
Dr. Ozden, born in Amasya, is a Professor of History and works in Turkey; she holds a PhD in History from London University. She also held teaching positions at the Universities of Tuzla and Zenica in Bosnia & Herzegovina, at the University of Tallinn in Estonia and at the Chengchi University in Taiwan. She is fluent in English, and has a working knowledge of Bosnian and Russian.