Poetry book ‘Falling in love all over again’ released in Kohima
KOHIMA — A poetry book titled “Falling in love all over again,” written by Rev. Azahto Kiba and published by Penthrill Publication House, was released by Dr. Eastern Kire, Naga poet and author, on Friday at The Inroad Cafe in Kohima.
Rev. Azahto Kiba, who is currently serving as the senior pastor at New Life Church, Kohima, stated that the poems were written out of his life experiences. He said that the poems are the reflection of his life journey and how he viewed the world around.
“The poems are how I view life regarding marriage, death, physical struggle and all things that we face our journey of life,” he said.
The poems, he said, were written during the different seasons of life that he went through. Some of the poems were written when he started his spiritual journey, while others were written after he encountered Jesus Christ and during his struggle with brain tumor.
A person who does not shed tears in all the adversities of life, he stated that his inability to cry was a blessing for him to express his emotions through writing.
Speaking at the programme, Dr. Eastern Kire shared that ‘we don’t write poetry to make money, but to feeds our soul.’ She expressed hope that the poetry book will feed the souls of the readers.
In her publisher note, Vishü Rita Krocha said that it was delight to indulge in author’s manuscript that gave her a new perspective of life and literature.
“It’s been a great experience publishing “Falling in love all over again” by Pastor Azahto Kiba,” she said and appealed to the gathering to be an ambassador of Naga literature.
Congratulating him for the book, she expressed hope that it would be a beginning of many more to come and looked forward for a long association on his journey. She also mentioned that Penthrill achieved a milestone as it celebrated 10th anniversary on November 27, 2023.
Highlight of the programme included an opening prayer by Rev. Koheni Arucho, pastor at Faith Harvest Church, Kohima, while Vitsiavi Nyuthe was the chairperson and the author said the closing prayer.