short poems about life…
According to Jiddu Krishnamurti, “Relationship is the mirror in which you discover yourself.”
From the simple to the sublime, this collection of 33 poems sheds a spotlight on our relationship to others (and ourselves) as reflected in the (often) mundane experiences of everyday life. Each lived moment can be an epiphany, each word or gesture a gateway into a deeper and fuller understanding of our existence in all its complexity.
In a way these poems echo the sentiment of philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein who once wrote, “I am my world.”
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Paperback: 72 pages
Published: September 15, 2017
Library of Congress Control Number: 2017914297
Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.2 x 9 inches
A few advanced reviews
“Hi Michael. Slowly savoring your poetry. Beautiful stuff! My favorites so far & tugged at my heart are ‘A Vacancy’ & ‘Lost Southwest of Cagliari.’ Great stuff!”
~ Kathleen Murphy
“Michael, I am so touched… Truly I found your work beautiful.”
~ Natalie J
“I’ve already read thru your book three times, cover to cover. The words just flow off the page and beautifully express what, for many of us, lies deep within.”
~ Delores S
“Awesome collection of poems my friend. I find it really helpful (and powerful) to read them out loud.”
~ Mark Shepard
“I like your work. It has no answers, only questions that ring true. So f#&*ing accurate!”
~ Roger Larose
about the author
Michael is a veteran of the USAF, serving from 1985 to 1990 and stationed for four years at Soesterberg AB in the Netherlands. From 1995 to 1998 he lived and worked with the Montfort Missionaries, a Catholic religious community, serving in a number of capacities both in St. Louis, MO and Queens, NY.
In 1998 Michael graduated from St John’s University in Jamaica, NY (2nd in the class) with a BA in Theology, and he received a Master’s Degree in Philosophy from Fordham University in 2002.
His first book of poetry Ghosts, Flames & Ashes was published in 2016, and he is currently working on a collection of essays titled An Awakening Heart along with working on his first novel, A Road Less Traveled.
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