By Michael D. O'Kelly
“Fire?ies at sunrise. . .
Winged essences, charred our bodies nonetheless on ?re.”
This evocative poetry-essay assortment concerns a choice for a renewed embracement of the reader’s personal expressive “self.” We’ve every one a character to listen to --- a voice to resonate via silences of evening and the noises of daily. lifestyles is a secret demanding to crack. We bang it like a door and strum it like a lyre till it opens a few new “portal” wherein the voice can authentically sound-out the “truths” of being human. That’s the taking place of this book.
Altarpieces have continuously been inventive creations to conceive life’s “sacred” house. This ebook follows that culture, if fairly untraditionally. those items converse to “hear” lifestyles 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 subscribe to with the poems to conceive poetry and the religious quest with a renewed existential-eco-romantic standpoint; sounding that quest with either toes grounded on “worldly different” Planet Earth.
The problem to understand existence on the center is a wrenching-wrestling fit with the “Other,” that ever-present measurement of “poetry” on life’s course. --- becoming a member of philosophical play with the authenticity of word-pieces as “true orients,” O’Kelly’s e-book, with many poets supporting alongside the best way, has taken up that problem with unflinching creativity. need a non secular experience? Fly! Take the ride!
“Oh, the experience! 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