Dennis Maulsby's Near Death / Near Life PDF

By Dennis Maulsby

close to dying / close to existence moves a significant and gentle stability among the appreciation for life's poignant moments, and the human event of battle, either as a build and a memory.

Poetry: 114 Pages, Paperback

Dennis Maulsby is a retired financial institution president dwelling in Ames, Iowa together with his spouse, Ruth, a retired felony secretary, and his puppy, Wally, a retired CIA operative. His poetry and brief tales have seemed in Lyrical Iowa, The Des Moines sign in, The North American evaluate, Spillway, Haiku magazine, The Hawai'i Pacific overview, The Briarcliff evaluate, and different journals.

Maulsby is a local of Iowa and a graduate of Marshalltown highschool and Grinnell university, Grinnell, Iowa. A U.S. military Vietnam veteran, he served with the twenty fifth infantry department whereas in nation. he's a earlier president of the Iowa Poetry Association.

"To learn Dennis Maulsby's strong, uncompromising poems is to inhabit the brilliant, surreal dream of a soldier--to see the realm as he, a Vietnam veteran, did, a long time in the past. The poems are in regards to the horror of warfare, and loss, and the line again to civilian lifestyles, defined in hauntingly appealing and distinct photos that you simply can't disregard. As they endure witness to the truth of conflict and its lasting results, they're a triumph of honesty and the facility of artwork. learn them."

Karen E. Bender, writer of Refund

"In his most modern choice of poetry, close to Death/Near existence, Dennis Maulsby captures a devastating universe of visceral juxtapositions with acuity and style. His sensual pictures trade among the uncooked and hugely polished, flow from being softly lyrical to staccato-rapid firing, mixture particular jazz riffs with discordant turbulence. The language is compelling, curiously clean, concise and layered.

Maulsby's poetry is severe and rapid, and will go away the reader breathless as thoughts of war-time nightmares tackle smooth overtones, yet he intersperses well-crafted haiku, musical interludes, historic fragments and love poems all through his e-book to supply moments of respite from the symphonic killing fields he depicts. advanced, clever, relocating, attention-grabbing, horrifying—Maulsby's booklet is a unprecedented glimpse into the artistic spirit suffering to reconcile the brutal realities of dying with the compassionate great thing about life."

Marilyn Baszczynski, President of the Iowa Poetry Association

"Maulsby's 3rd selection of poetry starts in violence and leads to an aria, sporting the reader alongside in an intimate and soft trip via many years of affection, lifestyles, warfare and peace. alongside the way in which, we contact on every thing now we have come to anticipate from Maulsby--haiku, Vietnam, deep imagery, capital-R Romanticism, etc--but we additionally see a ramification either within the scope of the content material and within the exuberant and musical prosody. Settle in, fasten your seatbelt, and plan to spend your time with this book!"

Jim Coppoc, Senior Lecturer, Iowa kingdom University
Author of long island Beatitude; Reliquary; and Blood, intercourse & Prayer

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Download PDF by James Thomas Fletcher: In a Burst of Recycled Electrons

By James Thomas Fletcher

From the writer of Poems from Terra and Cairn. extra poetry plus brief tales and performs. Readers approve:

• Your experience of poetry thoroughly replaced MY experience of poetry.

• Poetry isn't really anything i'm interested in, yet one acknowledges instantly that [Fletcher's] poetry, or feel of writing, is past the traditional.

• all of the traits of genius.

Explore those brief samples for a glimpse into In a Burst of Recycled Electrons:

I left the typo within the final message
for your excitement, the connotations
for your rumination.
I easily sat down with fragments
of your notes and the missive flowed.
Perhaps you and i've no typos.
Thxy'rx nxvxr likx this.
Ours consistently make sense.

Yours, the quixotic, pixilated,
former mixologist, Jxm

You bounce some distance into the blue
Sailing in vibrant gentle,
over the heads of man.
Suddenly an individual tosses a light rosebud
Into the spear of the wind,
a missile that are supposed to by no means succeed in you
And all the way down to the floor you drop.

it's the time while air
breaks like glass and stars crack out
of the sky: winter

The lighting fixtures are out in Skylab this night.
The lighting, the desktops, all of them.
The screens, the servers, the switches,
The hubs, are all dormant and useless.
The lovers are off. The projectors powerless.
Every plug pulled. Even the espresso pot.
The fridges mute,
Their doorways dangle open, useless.
Control panels and their former twinkling lighting
Invisible now within the black evening.
Heating devices chilly as a tomb.
Practice for the longer term i suppose.

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L'Amour est Noir by Keena M. Martin,Yvens Darilus,Keena Martin PDF

By Keena M. Martin,Yvens Darilus,Keena Martin

Breathe, take a step again, now discover your brain. Do you keep in mind being in love? Your brain was once on a trip and your center was once on an unique island. the sensation you had within the pit of your belly was once uncontrollable. think about the probabilities once you wander away in love as your brain publications you thru those memorable endearing poems. Chocolate urban, peanut butter Hershey cup, i like you a lot. for those who learn the poems, you'll think as though you are one with the celebrities whereas black love pervades the air.

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Download e-book for kindle: So, You Said You Wanted To Get To Know Me! by Brett Reif

By Brett Reif

on the root of it, i feel each human is full of an angel and a beast. either side have their advantages, yet an excessive amount of of both isn't for the easiest. The angel facet permits us to determine the sweetness in lifestyles; the sweetness in others. The beast aids us in survival, simply because allow us to admit it, lifestyles is merciless. If we’re too angelic, then we get stepped on whereas we recognize the vegetation. If we include the beast an excessive amount of, then destruction is left within the wake of our paths. right here i locate myself, the common guy, battling the endless conflict that is living in we all. although we may perhaps by no means be ready to communicate brazenly approximately it, we will be able to write it. this can be what i've got performed. rather than simply tucking it away, i've got made up our minds to place it available in the market for all of you. right here you'll find the wonderful thing about existence via my eyes. The soreness and discomfort could be obvious. to like is to dwell and there's a justifiable share of that too. after all, every person has their quirky aspect, so I incorporated that, although it can be unusual to you. It makes ideal experience to me. I couldn’t miss the questions about existence i've got both. We have been born into this international with one burning query consistently on our brain. Why? possibly my brain does this greater than others, possibly no longer, however it is usually engaged on a few notion. It’s attainable that a few of my strategies have crossed your brain too, yet we’ll need to see. If now not, then it may well offer you whatever to consider. So, here's how i glance on the global, these round me, and most significantly my internal being. right here i'm, at my inner most and such a lot profound depths.

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Ask the Moon - download pdf or read online

By Dannie Abse

The definitive anthology spanning from 1948-2014, entire with new poems, from multi-award successful Dannie Abse, one in every of Britain's so much well-respected poets.

This is the gathering of a lifetime's paintings from certainly one of Britiain's best-loved poets. Dannie Abse has released an array of labor together with fiction, autobiography and performs yet he's most sensible recognized, and severely acclaimed, as a poet.

Dannie Abse collects jointly the following the definitive jewels of his cannon. This quantity includes either a wonderful selection of his previous paintings and a beneficiant number of new poems.

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What Heaven Heard by Ben Zajdel PDF

By Ben Zajdel

This choice of poetry from Ben Zajdel covers quite a few topics. Love, baseball, conflict, and tragedy are only a number of the themes present in those pages.

These poems invite the reader to mirror on a few of life's most important occasions whereas additionally pausing to understand the normal ones. learn the way an previous girl protecting a flower may end up in tears of conviction. realize if real love is absolutely definitely worth the wreckage it leaves in its wake.

Imbued with middle and the imagery of East Texas, those poems seize what it capacity to reside and love in an period of change.

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Johann Wolfgang von Goethe,Graham Good's Goethe's Poems PDF

By Johann Wolfgang von Goethe,Graham Good

Why learn Goethe’s poetry this day? Ours is an age which prizes either person self-development and cultural variety. Goethe (1749-1832) used to be the 1st significant poet to teach how those values might be mixed. Goethe, who coined the time period “world literature,” explored a wide selection of material, from love and creativity, to nature and faith. For Goethe lifestyles is a approach without ultimate solutions: “All that means is just asking.” this option of Goethe’s poetry goals to symbolize its formal and thematic sort in readable verse translations.

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