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Sonja Nic Rafferty
Germany

E-mail Address: rafferty@claranet.de
Please include the word 'POETRY' in the subject line of any email you send.


Why write poetry, Poet?

I write poetry because I enjoy writing and for expressing the freedom of thought because there has been a lot of pressure in my life. I was an adopted child.

How did you get started writing poetry?

I enjoyed poetry at school and liked compositions. As a student I didn't write poems but essays, most of it got lost. More than a writer I was a painter. I have been writing poems and short stories since 1989. In 1998 I translated many of my texts into English. Nowadays most of my poems and short stories are bilingual.

Who were your influences?

My greatest influences were Johann Wolfgang von Goethe and Hermann Hesse. Having Scottish and Irish ancestors, more and more of my poetry is focused on Scotland and Ireland. I read works of Robert Burns and Sir Walter Scott and much more besides. I am also influenced by nature. The sea and Scottish landscape are my favourite topics.

Publications.

I have had poems and short stories published by some German companies.

Examples of poetry.

  1. A Chill December Morning
     
  2. An Ancient Tree
     
  3. Ancient Magic
     
  4. At the End of the Rainbow
     
  5. Ballad of a Family Search
     
  6. Bridge To The Roots
     
  7. Burns Night
     
  8. Child of the Darkness
     
  9. Crescent Month August
     
  10. Dance with the Summer Wind
     
  11. December is....
     
  12. Departure of September Sun
     
  13. Dream Walker
     
  14. Dunoon in my Memory
     
  15. Early September Dreams
     
  16. Eternal Search
     
  17. Expectations in March
     
  18. Flashlights of my Life
     
  19. Floating Autumn Mist
     
  20. Folk Music
     
  21. Forget your Scotland Dream!
     
  22. Hope in a Storm
     
  23. I Am a Seeker
     
  24. I Asked the Wind
     
  25. In A Faraway Land Of The Thistle
     
  26. January Wind
     
  27. Life Begins Every Day
     
  28. Lighthouse of Life
     
  29. Longing for the Back of Beyond
     
  30. Luck with all Senses
     
  31. Magical Isle of Skye
     
  32. Magic Formula
     
  33. Memories of Broughty Ferry
  1. Misty Rain
     
  2. My Impossible Lighthouse
     
  3. My Scottish Dream
     
  4. Only The Snowflakes Dance
     
  5. On the Way
     
  6. Out of a Longing
     
  7. Rose of Tristesse
     
  8. Scotland, Here I Come!
     
  9. Silently
     
  10. Solitude Dimension
     
  11. Soul Heritage
     
  12. Star Thistles
     
  13. Teach me SLANG II
     
  14. The Amber Seeker
     
  15. The Fullness of Vanilla Pods
     
  16. The Magic Lighthouse
     
  17. The Missing Modicum of Luck
     
  18. The Power Of Scottish Flames
     
  19. The Roads to Scotland
     
  20. The Roses of Dundee
     
  21. The Transitoriness of Snow
     
  22. Thistles And Heather In The Evening Wind
     
  23. Thistles In The Clouds
     
  24. Two Thistles
     
  25. Turn of the Year
     
  26. Under the Sign of the Thistle
     
  27. Wavelengths Apart
     
  28. Where are You?
     
  29. Where The Seasons Meet
     
  30. Where The Thistles Grow
     
  31. Winter Song
     
  32. Winter Sun

Who are the Scots?

Scotland has provided 11 Prime Ministers to the UK Government, the Marquis of Bute, the Earl of Aberdeen, Lord Rosebery, Arthur Balfour, Sir Henry Campbell Bannerman, Ramsay MacDonald, Sir Alec Douglas-Home, William Ewart Gladstone (Scots parents), Andrew Bonar Law (Scots parents), Harold MacMillan (Scots descent), Tony Blair (Scots descent).





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