Altarpieces: Structures of Poetry and Spiritual Thinking by Michael D. O'Kelly

By Michael D. O'Kelly


“Fire?ies at sunrise. . .

Winged essences, charred our bodies nonetheless on ?re.”

This evocative poetry-essay assortment concerns a choice for a renewed embracement of the reader’s personal expressive “self.” We’ve every one a character to listen to --- a voice to resonate via silences of evening and the noises of daily. lifestyles is a secret challenging to crack. We bang it like a door and strum it like a lyre till it opens a few new “portal” wherein the voice can authentically sound-out the “truths” of being human. That’s the occurring of this book.

Altarpieces have regularly been inventive creations to conceive life’s “sacred” area. This booklet follows that culture, if quite untraditionally. those items communicate to “hear” existence on one’s personal phrases; from one’s personal altar and cathedral. This “gathering” created a poet-self identification --- referred to as ‘Apo’kstrophes’. The essays subscribe to with the poems to conceive poetry and the religious quest with a renewed existential-eco-romantic viewpoint; sounding that quest with either ft grounded on “worldly different” Planet Earth.

The problem to understand lifestyles on the middle is a wrenching-wrestling fit with the “Other,” that ever-present size of “poetry” on life’s course. --- becoming a member of philosophical play with the authenticity of word-pieces as “true orients,” O’Kelly’s e-book, with many poets aiding alongside the best way, has taken up that problem with unflinching creativity. need a religious event? Fly! Take the ride!

“Oh, the trip! Fins spurred in shivers of hide.

Life’s dearness reined within the roll of the tide.”


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