By Michael D. O'Kelly
“Fire?ies at sunrise. . .
Winged essences, charred our bodies nonetheless on ?re.”
This evocative poetry-essay assortment matters 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 continually been inventive creations to conceive life’s “sacred” house. This publication follows that culture, if relatively untraditionally. those items communicate 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 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 ft grounded on “worldly different” Planet Earth.
The problem to know existence on the middle 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 publication, with many poets assisting alongside the way in which, has taken up that problem with unflinching creativity. desire a religious event? Fly! Take the ride!
“Oh, the journey! 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