John Elia Best Poetry is a compilation of poems, selected for their intelligibility, clarity, style, and excellence. John Elia is a poet who has lived and worked in the Los Angeles area most of his life. He has written for many publications including; he has been a contributor to numerous children’s books, an editor for several established magazines and newspapers, and has served as a copy editor and translator for several other publications. In his poetry, he includes elements that reflect his Southern California roots, but also touches upon themes from all parts of the world.
The book consists of over 500 poems, selected for their clarity, eloquence, style, and appropriateness. The majority of poems focus on themes related to the author’s upbringing in Los Angeles, California as well as his travels around the world, although there are some poems that take on a global perspective. John Elia Best Poetry is a compilation of poetry poems that focus on the author’s life in Los Angeles.
I was introduced to John Elia through a friend who is a fan of his work, who also happens to be a poetry writer. When I read some of his work, I was very impressed with the quality of his writing. His use of similes combined with beautiful imagery helped to make each poem meaningful. I am a sad poet, so it was interesting to me to see how he incorporated happiness into his sad poetry. For someone who was born and raised in the South Central, having spent much of my life in and around the inner cities of Los Angeles, I found that some of the lines in his sad poetry, especially the ones about young boys riding on rollerblades, were very familiar to me.
After becoming more familiar with his work, I began to search for the book “John Elia’s Complete Poems” by John Elia. It came available through an internet bookstore, and it was even available in my local library. The poems in this book really took hold of me, and I enjoyed reading through each poem several times. I did not recognize most of the words when I first began reading, but as I began to relax and let the words flow, I began to identify with them. Once I identified with them, the words began to flow with an energy that was captivating to me and made me want to read the book more than once.
Reading John Elia’s poetry in the context of the “The Islamic Best Books of Medicine and Healing” series by Dr. Kamal Al-Khatib (the same doctor who authored the” Islamic Best Books of Medicine and Healing” series of books), seemed to make sense to me. The term “kaqih” and “kaqihah” are used to refer to the process of purifying, curing and safeguarding. According to Dr. Al-Khatib the term “kaqihah” is commonly used to refer to the study of the verses of the Quran. Therefore, this author felt that “John Elia’s Complete Poems” was a poetic reference to the Quran.
This author also has a “Book of Secrets of Islamic Healing and Qubbat” that is in partnership with “The Hidden Secret of Muslim Tantra.” These books are designed to teach readers the ancient art of Tantra from an Islamic perspective. “The Book of Secrets of Islamic Healing and Qubbat” is also available on an iPhone and iPod Touch. A free download from the App Store makes these books available to everyone in the comfort of their own home.
The translation of John Elia’s poetry into English has been done by a team of experts, consisting of students of the Department of Education, Department of Language Translation, and International Islamic High School Teaching Organization. The app can be downloaded for free and will consist of books about the study of Arabic as well as the Arabic language. The book containing John Elia’s poetry has been dubbed “The Best Poems of John Elia” by iTunes reviewers. The book has received numerous reviews from readers who are impressed with the translation and the layout of the application. In the review the reviewer states that, “the interface of this app is clean and easy to use. The translation is clear and concise and there is a lot of originality in the selection of poems.”
Other works by John Elia have also been translated into Arabic and distributed through the Arabic translation services. A number of books have also been made available in this format through the iPhone and iPod Touch applications. All of the books can be purchased on iTunes and the App Store for a very reasonable price. A one-time purchase of these books will grant you access to all future books. This will allow you to continue to expand your library of works translated by John Elia.