THUNDEROUS BEAUTY: Spiritual and Nature Poems

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Maria Johnsen, Mar 25, 2023 - Juvenile Fiction - 178 pages

Writing poems is an incredible way to express oneself and convey emotions in a unique and creative manner. As someone who loves nature and writing poems, I know firsthand the beauty and power that words.

My passion for writing stems back to the wide range of publications I studied in my childhood days, I possess an enthusiasm of every genres from fiction to nonfiction books and assume that the Russian, American, Norwegian, Danish, Swedish, French and German novels and poems have made it easier for me develop my very own visualization in terms of creating story plots. I read through terrific literary masterpieces authored by Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Anton Chekhov, Leo Tolstoy, Karin Boye, Émile Zola, August Strindberg, Alexander Dumas, Mark Twain and Charles Dickens. I have as well read through a few oriental books from authors in 5th millennium. My childhood’s goals were stashed with heroes of their tales.

I became motivated by one among Alexander Dumas’s collections (Joseph Balsamo) and composed my very first fiction when I was ten years old. When I was 13 years old I composed my very first screenplay and offered to one of the most popular filmmakers who was an associate of my dad. The tale was about poverty. I was impacted by one of Dostoyevsky’s books. I desired to be just like him. I was enthusiastic about his literary stunning success.

The film producer told my dad that he would like to have a dialogue with me. It turned out a cold rainy day on a Wednesday morning. My father picked me up at school and took me to his place of work. After compliments and asking me certain cliché queries which grownups normally do, he asked me to read a segment of my synopsis. After that he said: “If you would like to illustrate about the rain you must stand under it, experience it and then write about it. It is advisable to write about issues that are important to you. Compose a tale about yourself, friends and family and your ambitions.” he said.

Put them in practice that was the very word he said to me and it was really a great piece of advice. Even after he died two years later, I didn’t forget the excellent pieces of advice he gave to me. For me, writing poems is a form of therapy, a way to process my feelings and experiences in a cathartic and therapeutic way. Whether I'm feeling sad, happy, or somewhere in between, I find that writing poetry helps me make sense of my emotions and find a sense of clarity and peace.

One of the things I love most about writing poetry is the freedom it offers. Unlike other forms of writing that may be more structured or constrained, poetry allows for an almost limitless range of expression. Whether I'm experimenting with different forms, exploring different themes or subjects, or simply playing with language and sound, there is always room to explore and experiment when writing poetry.

Another aspect of poetry that I find particularly inspiring is its ability to connect people. Poetry can be a powerful way to share our experiences and perspectives with others, to find common ground and understanding, and to build bridges between individuals and communities. I always feel a sense of connection and community when engaging with poetry.

Of course, like any creative pursuit, writing poetry can also be challenging at times. There are days when the words don't come easily or when I struggle to find the right form or structure for a particular poem. But even on those days, I find that the act of writing and the process of working through those challenges is its own reward.

Ultimately, my love of writing poems comes down to the sheer joy and fulfillment it brings me. Whether I'm scribbling lines in a notebook or typing away on my computer, there is a sense of magic and wonder that comes with the act of creation. And for that reason, I know that I will continue to write poems for as long as I am able, always striving to capture and convey the beauty and complexity of the world around me in words. In this book, I present you my poems about nature, the elements, human emotions, my feelings and thoughts, struggles, disappointments in form of metaphor and message of hope and having faith that all will be alright. 




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About the author (2023)

Maria Johnsen is an author, poet, film and television writer, director and producer. She is also a multilingual digital marketing expert. She has published 43 fiction and nonfiction books including her books of poetry such as: This Land of Streams, Bavarian Lover which are on sale in bookstores and online. Some of her non-fiction books are academic and educational materials on post graduate level at universities in North America and Europe such as: “The Business of Filmmaking: Building a Business and Networking Strategies in the Movie Industry”, “The Future of Artificial Intelligence in Digital Marketing: The next big technological break”, “Blockchain in Digital Marketing: A New Paradigm of Trust”, “Multilingual Digital Marketing: Managing for Excellence in Online Marketing”,” Sales in The Age Of Intelligent Web”. Maria has also written books in German, French and Dutch Languages. Maria runs Golden Way Media Films, a production and development company in London, UK.

Maria Johnsen is also director and founder of Golden Way Media, an award winning multilingual digital marketing company in Norway. In 2016, she was ranked #6 digital marketing influencer in the world by Onalytica Company who runs Influencer Relationship Management (IRM) solution in the UK and U.S.A. She was also ranked among top 100 global artificial intelligence A.I. and Fintech influencer by the same company.

Maria Johnsen holds a degree in political economy, Beauty Arts from Sorbonne University in Paris, BA in Information technology, BA in informatics, Master of Science degree in Computer Engineering from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology.

Johnsen graduated from Royal Holloway University of London, where she received an M.A., in Film Production, with an emphasis in Writing, Directing and Producing Film and TV.

In 2019 Maria received The International Star Award for quality leadership, innovation and excellence. The convention was held in Geneva, Switzerland.

Maria wrote, directed and produced successful films which are streaming on Amazon Prime in North America, UK, Germany and Japan. Maria ‘s short films are streaming on the following platforms in Australia, Canada, Mexico ,New Zealand, United States, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala and Panama via Tubi , It is streaming in Brazil nationwide.

Platforms to watch this film are: Roku, Fire TV, Android, iOS, Comcast, Samsung, Vizio, Web, Android TV, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Apple TV, Cox, Tivo, Telstra, Hisense, Rogers, Echoshow, Enseo.

Maria Johnsen’s films are streaming in 168 countries.

Maria has written 11 commercially viable screenplays in the following genres: Science Fiction, Drama, Horror, Crime, Fantasy, Action Thriller and Biopic which are in –pre-production.

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