A melancholic collection of poems that speaks about sadness and pain, and the poet's determination to rise above them and transform them to positive emotions. Writing that turns poems into razors under a reader's skin. The pieces within are intimate, vulnerable, brave, and paint an emotional mental picture for the reader in a sobering way.
A collection that takes readers through a journey of the bitterest moments in life and finds sweetness among those moments. Poetry and prose that deals with a different pain and heals a different heartache.
The Kaleidoscope Syndrome: An Anthology, is a collection of poetry, short stories, and other literary works by Dave Matthes, author of "The Slut Always Rides Shotgun", "The Passive Aggressors", "In This House, We Lived, and We Died", and "Sleepeth Not, the Bastard".
Poetic themes Matthes touches upon include prepubescent grit, suicide, existential acceptance, and abstract variances of spiritual reality in which the whole of society feeds upon, drawing inspiration from Jim Morrsion, Bukowski, and life in general.
Included are the opening chapters to one of many scrapped attempts at writing a novel, originally titled "The Kaleidoscope Syndrome", for which this anthology is named after. The last section of this anthology includes the first chapter to the upcoming novel, "The Best Summer of Our Lives", which will be completed and released sometime after Matthes' current novel-in-progress.
Matthes erupts forth with his third volume of poetry, continuing his tradition from previous works "The Kaleidoscope Syndrome" and "Wanderlust and the Whiskey Bottle Parallel", expanding upon his view of the degrading and dehumanizing aspects of the world, the finer if not the more poignant nooks and crannies of life, women, both the beautiful and the truly internally hideous, and all things both living and otherwise existing now and hereafter.
This collection also includes the short stories "Don't Rub 'Em Out In Vain, Son,", "Seamless Melancholy on the Bayou", "Side by Side Again, One Day", and more.
Matthes' fifth volume of poetry and stories, narrated in his story-driven, poetic fashion, paints a new, unexpected frontier of his life: living with the love of his life and their cat Hank in a one-room apartment smack dab in the middle of a morally questionable part of town, a place brimming and swarming with all manners of societal trash, neighborly awkwardness, and reminders of how not to live one's life.
In these pages, Matthes writes about what it's like to confront and ultimately accept the idea of a radically changing life after years of promiscuity have dominated each and every one of his steps, every meal, every drink, every spray of cologne, every whore's bath, and every page he's ever written, as well as the importance of AND the rewards that come with cutting out those in life who were once thought to be pertinent. "An Anvil of Night, A Hammer for Dawn", in a way serves as an epilogue of sorts to the themes and "story" that began with Matthes' first autobiographical novel: 2011's "The Slut Always Rides Shotgun", and doubles as a literary beacon of hope for the soul's survival in a world that is constantly warping its nature into more vice-like terrors each day.
In this second volume of poetry and other musings, Matthes explores the valleys and peaks of the opposite sex; the precipices and the great abyss that is childhood and the inevitable if not involuntary surrender of innocence... and the hunger to preserve it. Death. Passing on. The unfathomable depths of sleep and other forms of respite. Dreamscaping and nightmare-unleashing. Matthes unleashes the beasts within us upon the blank, unused, and forgotten pages of our stories, and tears them to shreds.
Much like his previous work of poetry, "The Kaleidoscope Syndrome", Matthes conveys his themes through short thought-phrases and long literary pauses, paying beloved homage to the style of Bukowski and Jim Morrison.
"Wanderlust and the Whiskey Bottle Parallel" is more than mere poetry, it is a collection of thoughts and remembrances, nostalgia and introspection, cataloged for the preserving of that glow within us all, that one way or another... is designed to fade and eventually be completely and unforgivably stomped out.
Also includes the stories "As We Forgive Those Who Trespass Against Us", "Death Tokes a Holiday", and others.
A melancholic collection of poems that speaks about sadness and pain, and the poet's determination to rise above them and transform them to positive emotions.
A powerful yet tender reading; the poems within offer succor for pain brought from the range of human emotions.
A Little Redneck Theology in Verse is a companion volume to A Little Redneck Theology and Other Stuff from a Southern Baptist Ordained Evangelical Female Minister, written by Kimberly M. Hartfield. It is a book of Christian based inspirational verse written during a three year time frame, a record of Kimberly's spiritual journey, spoken of in the latter title. Many of the poems in this volume are based on Scripture and many have cultural and political inspiration and messages. A Little Redneck Theology in Verse is not a book of ordinary poetry, but poetry that will convict, challenge, and inspire you to greater spiritual growth.
Imagine the moon, stars, and sun as they journey through the sky. Color them in soothing, hand-painted visuals. Then drape them with the language of poetry.
This colorful eBook is designed as a piece of poetic art that can be enjoyed silently, or read aloud to your children. The magic of language has no boundaries. Share the magic.
Includes 5 haiku poems framed within 14 illustrated panels. Board book style.
In Massive Thoughts: Collection of Poems, Mar Na Carter speaks of a variety of human emotions, from love and joy to revenge and pain. She writes about the impact of personal insecurities, wrongful desires, dark-deep seeded thoughts and unrequited love. Much of this cathartic poetry springs from Carter's experiences with abuse and betrayal. The remaining poetry touches on joyful aspects of Carter's life. Massive Thoughts touches on a wide range of human feelings and wholeheartedly captivates a diverse audience.
Genre: Poetry Length: 69 Pages (395 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Jun 23rd, 2019
An illustrated collection of poetry capturing the allure of nature in Canada, from the mighty moose's dewlap to the bee-on-a-stick wheat frond. CaNature Eh! details Cowtan's extraordinary relationship with nature through beautiful verse peppered with vivid illustrations and gorgeous photography. CaNature Eh! Invites the reader to participate through dabbing colour to the pages and by writing their own poetry. This book will thrill nature lovers, Canadian patriots, and admirers, poets, teachers, students--children and adults alike!
Imagine if poetry was more intrinsic and less ambiguous so that instead of spending your time trying to define the meaning being conveyed, you could simply feel the words peel off the page and seep into your soul.
The Reflection Within the Mirror transcends age, gender, race, and any other social construct that divides us. It lifts the blinders we put on each morning, that blurs our vision preventing us to see each other as, more than what label society assigns to us, but rather who we really are underneath the layers of emotional protection we wear.
We are all human, that fact is the most important. This book uses a soft prose, to confront the harsh truths of reality
This collection of poems is tangibly raw describing the voices of Black women whose souls were beautiful, yet broken in spirit. Their songs--filled with pain--have been passed down through the generations into the hearts, bodies, and minds of their daughters.