My Book “Dreams On My Pillow”

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Dreams On My Pillow by Irina Dimitric

A collection of poetry connecting two centuries and the Northern and Southern Hemispheres!


Book Summary

This collection offers snippets and musings over my journey through life, from childhood in my  wartime homeland to migrating to Australia, connecting the previous century with the 21st century. The poems deal with my dreams and disappointments, joy and pain, the value of forgiveness and gratitude, my love of nature and especially laughter without which, it seems to me, life would be unbearable. Writing poetry and photography help me to make sense of the world and to go on loving life. I love both free verse and form poetry; I learnt the latter learnt from my mentor Susan Budig at Mindful Poetry, who also baptised my creation of a new form of tercet – a tercetonine.

This book is very much a tribute to my Facebook and Gather friends, who inspired me to write poetry on a regular basis, providing challenges and mentoring. And Narrator Australia gave me the confidence to continue writing poetry by accepting my poem ‘A Fibonacci Poem For Australia Day’ for publication. The title of the book is the title of a poem which was written as a response to a challenge ‘write a poem about winter’. But in the hot Sydney summer I could only dream of winter, remembering my childhood white winters in the Northern Hemisphere.

When crashed at the end of April last year, I started blogging on WordPress. Many of my Gather friends regrouped on Facebook and some joined WordPress. So I’ve dedicated my book not only to my family, but also to both my friends in the flesh and my cyber friends. I’ve met many talented bloggers on WordPress and I’m so happy to be able to interact with you, dear bloggers from all over the world, and to continue to learn through your interesting posts.

Xlibris designers have done a great job! When the sample copy arrived, I was pleasantly surprised and thrilled to bits to be holding in my hands the first book of my poetry, accompanied by a photo here and there – a book in full colour on glossy paper! ’Yippee!’ I exclaimed. ‘It’s beautiful’, my husband said. ‘I’m very proud of you.’ My late mother would have been proud too.

Dreams On My Pillow” is available in softcover and e-book format.  And if you decide to buy it, I hope you’ll enjoy it. Many of the poems can be read to your kids or grandkids.

E-Book link:

Softcover link:

The book is also available on Amazon at

and Barnes & Noble.

Cheers 🙂 Irina

Copyright © 2014 Irina DimitricPublished by Xlibris in full colour showcasing Irina’s photographs.


18 Responses to My Book “Dreams On My Pillow”

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  2. Hi, I’m so, so glad to connect with you! Your book looks beautiful, I would love to buy a copy! How was your experience with Xlibris? I am publishing through them as well, it has been and still is quite a journey! Any advice that you can pass my way would be much appreciated please. I live in Castle Hill, but work in the Rocks, it is great! Take care, Vonita 🙂

  3. DG MARYOGA says:

    Magnificent work Irina Dear!You have included in your verses all the goodness of life itself!
    Joyous or sad moments are part of our lives,of ourselves!Hope your book gets the success it deserves! Doda 🙂 xxx

  4. milliethom says:

    Hello, Irina. Your book looks and sounds lovely and I’d love to read more of your poems. I see it’s available on Amazon, so I’ll hop over and have a look. Have a pleasant abd productive day. 🙂

  5. DG MARYOGA says:

    Hi again dear friend Irina!I have just bought your book through my Amazon account.I am proud to have met you.I was touched by your dedication to your husband Sasha,your children,your grandsons and especialy to your parents in heaven …. Thanks for being YOU 🙂

    • irinadim says:

      Oh thank you so much for buying my book, dear Doda. Much appreciated. 🙂 You’ll see photos of my parents in the book, and me as a child… How quickly time flies!

      • DG MARYOGA says:

        You are welcome dear Irina!You will always have my admiration and my respect!Yes,I’ve allready seen some photos of you with your mum,I didn’t have the time to go on through it thoroughly,but I’ll do during my Christmas holidays and I am looking forward to that :)Yes,time flies by mercilessly … Much Kudos Irina!Your work is really remarkable!

      • irinadim says:

        Take your time dear Doda. There’s no hurry. I am humbled and honoured by your kind comments and I do hope you’ll enjoy my book. Hugs xxx

      • DG MARYOGA says:

        I am certain sure I wil 🙂 Hugs xxx

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