Water for the Rose
Poetry is an offer for an evening walk down through the solitary streets of the soul . . .
Our world is a sea of poetry, yet with everyday demands for our attention and our survival, we are almost forced solely into the expedient. With little room left for a faculty that requires us to slow down for it to function, imagination, reflection, and wonder have to hitchhike to find their way to our deeper places. Like the old phonographs that played vinyl records, poems are running at 33rpm whereas the business of the everyday is running on 45 or 78rpm. 45 or 78rpm gets through the records a lot quicker but the beauty and clarity of the music are missed. The poems contained here are for when you have a moment to take that evening walk. The invitation is to find an experience of delight in an image or the association of images that we normally don't put together. My hope is that there are many pieces here that offer you a perspective that speaks to you in some way and maybe to a place in yourself that hasn't been spoken to for a while.
Format: 6 x 9 Black & White Paperback, 83 pages
Publisher: Outskirts Press (Jul 19, 2021)
Genre: POETRY / American / General