some (deep?) poems about life and love…
The theme for this third collection of short poems is a meditation on life and love inspired by the following quote from Jiddu Krishnamurti…
“Can there be love when the mind is occupied with itself all the time?”
These 33 poems invite you to ask questions rather than providing concrete answers which are fueled and fed by our ongoing relationship to ourselves, to other people we encounter and finally with our world.
Hopefully something will resonate with you as you read these poems and if not, then here is my heartfelt apology.
To get your copy today kindly click the button below…
Paperback: 68 pages
Published: May 5, 2018
Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.2 x 9 inches
a few advance reviews…
“I loved the book, Michael!! They just keep getting better! I know there will always be a few that will really pull at my heartstrings. Looking forward to more…”
~ Kim D.
“Hi Michael, Just a note to let you know how much I like your poem “just like November”. You really drew me in with the first two stanzas, so rich with sensory- laden words. The third stanza is pivotal, when the silence begins to grow colder. Then in the next three stanzas you play with opposites: hearth and heaven; need for space and a place to call home; love or just a bit of play. Then that last line really clinches it: before dried leaves began to fall. The contour of the poem resembles the month of November, the way it can begin warm and cozy and end with a litter of dead leaves our feet. The relationship traces the same curve, with the same ending. So well done! Kudos!”
“Michael, I just read the poems, and I am just totally in love with them. The perfect paradox is just what life is. It touched me at another level and the ending note haunted me as well.”
“I don’t know why but I keep going back to the ashes poem. What pops into my mind as I read it out loud over and over again is that you totally nailed it this poem.”
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.