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About Monique de Koning
Still rising from the ashes of a rather unusual life and inspired to take an entirely different route along the way, Monique de Koning has no credentials or a list of certain acknowledgments, yet. There is something that describes this self-taught Dutch resident well though: she is very determined and a passionate fan of all things creative. Whether it's writing, designing, art, video's, ideas or whatever it is – often a combination of multiple – it comes from and with a ton of passion. Doing what she loves and wherever her heart, intuition & inspiration guide her. Like creating and publishing her debut book Emerald Heart, incorporating a couple of creative areas she enjoyed just as much as the writing itself.
*** revised edition 2021 ***
“I have read a lot of poems in my time, especially since a young age but never have I ever been so provoked by the ones in Emerald Heart, as I felt they really did capture love.” - Aimee Ann, Red Headed Book Lover
Through an unexpected, curious connection, the author finds herself launched on a freeway of unparalleled love and self-discovery. Bewildering and intense, writing eventually allows her to express some of what can't be put into words. Which is about so much more than the unspoken love between two humans. Like a diary in verse, the variety of short and longer, mainly metered, rhythmic poems offer a glance into a woman's already loving heart, suddenly cracked wide open...
“today I'm longing for you
for your passionate, warm embrace
soft caresses, your gaze
gently touching my face
your experiences reflected in mine
like mirrors, we share the same
how do I explain to you
what goes beyond the human mind
and what through you, I became”
sample of 'Soul Song'
"magical, unique, strong
beyond the earthly realm, space and time
beautiful, loving, sweet
a connection precious and kind
serendipity, synchronicities and countless signs
challenging to describe
hearts magnetically pulled together
the love we share impossible to deny"
'A Perfect Summary'
unlike myself, my heart raw
time no match for this longing, so profound
too painful to accept this is it
another year or even day without
my heart, unable to comprehend
its belief persists”
sample of 'Conviction'
*** Simply following a clear, intuitive impulse to share her poems with the world, this came with substantial uncomfortableness due to their private nature; one of the reasons for certain choices with the initial publication. As 'we live and learn', this book is now thoroughly revised in all aspects from those and other mistakes, improving her creation. ***