Poems About Life… and Death
This is my first collection of 33 poems, a reflection on life and death which dares to look into those uncomfortable, painful and empty spaces of love and loss.
As such, it is an honest and naked “conversation” about our shared human experiences of grief and loneliness that can often feel like death in the midst of day to day living…
“Words to be savored, that’s what these are, like that first glass of what will be your favorite wine. As you slowly sip each poem through partly parted lips, you’ll want to roll these delicious word pictures around inside you, just for sheer pleasure, letting the meanings soak into your mind, all in their own good time. These words are a favorite wine you’ll want more often than ‘time to time.'”
~ Jana Stanfield, multi-platinum songwriter
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Paperback: 72 pages
Published: November 1, 2016
Library of Congress Control Number: 2016917639
Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.2 x 9 inches
A few advanced reviews
“These are part of your book of poems??? You MUST publish these! Your cadence and use of imagery is catch your breath moments! You are very talented, my friend!”
~ Linda Lynch-Johnson
“I have to say again that I like your meter, it almost seems wrong but it is perfect, it is I believe a tool in your hands to create reflection, if I may say you remind me of John McLaughlin when he said the most important note is the one not played, the content is always fantastic, a small morsel in time but speaks volumes…”
~ Roger Larose
“This is a powerful collection of poems that are truly worth reading. I find they sound really good read out loud. The perfect companion for a reflective cup of coffee in the morning to put life into perspective.”
~ Mark Shepard
“Got my copy of Ghosts, Flames & Ashes today! I love it and didn’t want it to end. So poignantly points out that flesh and blood will pass away and the silly antics of today that we deem so important are yet so irrelevant. Superb!”
~ 5 star Amazon.com customer review
“this little book of yours is difficult to read, it brings everything to the surface.”
~ Anonymous review (by request)
It’s never easy to “sum up” a life, any life, in a few short and sharp sentences. So here goes… I left home at seventeen years old one week after graduation by joining the US Air Force. I was fortunately stationed for four years at Soesterberg AB in the Netherlands (1986 to 1990). From 1995 to 1998 I lived and worked with the Montfort Missionaries, a Catholic religious community, serving in a number of ministries both in St. Louis, MO and Queens, NY.
In 1998 I graduated from St John’s University in Jamaica, NY (2nd in the class) with a BA in Theology, and I received a Master’s Degree in Philosophy from Fordham University in 2002.
My first three books of poetry are available on amazon.com, and I’m in the process of completing a collection of essays titled An Awakening Heart. I also have sketched out a rough draft for my first novel, A Road Less Traveled: Memoirs of a Watcher.
I live in Connecticut with my amazing wife Rumpa and our two children, Adam and Amy.