FIRST BLOOD - One Hundred Poems by Alex Lima. These poems are products of my inner rhythms and silences. Writing this first book was very rewarding but also a sensitive and delicate experience. They are a trial at intelligent play with my ordinary everyday life. The verses came out almost by themselves while all i did was to make myself receptive and have a soft approach. The hard part of writing poems is to express a meaning that in so particularly intimate to myself, the writer. However, in the end, all a poem can do is drive a perceptive reader to start a process of discovery of his own meanings.