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 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 until eventually 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 continually been creative creations to conceive life’s “sacred” area. This ebook follows that culture, if fairly untraditionally. those items communicate to “hear” existence on one’s personal phrases; from one’s personal altar and cathedral. This “gathering” created a poet-self id --- referred to as ‘Apo’kstrophes’. The essays sign up for with the poems to conceive poetry and the non secular quest with a renewed existential-eco-romantic viewpoint; 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 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 publication, with many poets aiding alongside the way in which, has taken up that problem with unflinching creativity. need a non secular event? 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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