By Michael D. O'Kelly
“Fire?ies at sunrise. . .
Winged essences, charred our bodies nonetheless on ?re.”
This evocative poetry-essay assortment matters a decision for a renewed embracement of the reader’s personal expressive “self.” We’ve each one a character to listen to --- a voice to resonate via silences of evening and the noises of daily. existence is a secret challenging to crack. We bang it like a door and strum it like a lyre till it opens a few new “portal” by which the voice can authentically sound-out the “truths” of being human. That’s the taking place of this book.
Altarpieces have continuously been creative creations to conceive life’s “sacred” house. This ebook follows that culture, if relatively untraditionally. those items converse to “hear” existence on one’s personal phrases; from one’s personal altar and cathedral. This “gathering” created a poet-self identification --- known as ‘Apo’kstrophes’. The essays sign up for with the poems to conceive poetry and the religious quest with a renewed existential-eco-romantic point of view; sounding that quest with either toes grounded on “worldly different” Planet Earth.
The problem to know lifestyles on the center is a wrenching-wrestling fit with the “Other,” that ever-present size of “poetry” on life’s direction. --- becoming a member of philosophical play with the authenticity of word-pieces as “true orients,” O’Kelly’s ebook, with many poets supporting alongside the way in which, has taken up that problem with unflinching creativity. need a religious experience? Fly! Take the ride!
“Oh, the trip! Fins spurred in shivers of hide.
Life’s dearness reined within the roll of the tide.”
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Altarpieces: Structures of Poetry and Spiritual Thinking by Michael D. O'Kelly