short poems about life…
According to Jiddu Krishnamurti, “Relationship is the mirror in which you discover yourself.”
From the simple to the sublime, my second 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
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.