At the center of this poetry collection is the oldest of all rivalries—that between the light and the dark, both literal and metaphorical. But poet J Patrick is not a bystander in this timeless struggle. These poems have chosen a side and they are blazing ambassadors of the light with praise songs for the sun, odes to moonglow, and aubades for divine brightness creeping over the horizon. These poems find philosophy in their wordplay and music in their metaphysical pilgrimage. They are “an angle of brightness . . . not straight but woven,” finding echoes of Heaven in this earthly illumination. The poet transforms starshine into a luminosity of spirit. Psalms of Light is a volume that inspires the reader to peel back the surface of darkness and hopelessness, to see the life, love, and light underneath.
Targeted Age Group:: 25 to 95
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
My latest book is actually my very first book of poems. It is called Psalms of Light Vol I, Pollyanna. I drew new inspiration from life after divorce and that resulted in an outflow of poetry from my heart. The theme of this book of poems is the battle between good and evil and the journey from dark to light. I didn't plan on writing a book and I didn't consciously every just say to myself, "I'm going to start writing poetry now". But it's never felt so right and so opposed to my daily life. I give credit to my creative mother who recently became diagnosed with Alzheimers. She's taken to calling me "Pollyanna" in that I always see the positive in all around me. My book is a result of all I've been through and the new man I've become. I wanted to combine two of my passions, photography and poetry.
How Did You Come up With Your Characters?
My poems were developed and inspired by the time of formation for me after a divorce. I looked inward as I began to be reborn into a new life, coming out of the darkest time of my life. The themes come from my relationship with important people in my life, with God, with love and with myself.
Sound of Heaven
I feel the sound of heaven
Come to life within my soul
The powers given from without
Set my life aglow
No matter what becomes
No matter what does not
What dark tinge filters my sneer and seals mine eyes
One who choseth light for my lot
The glint of hope captures my sight
When all naught screams to crush me here
Loud with piercing blows
The wolf within presides
Sharp howls praise the moon
Defending me from night
Links to Purchase Print Books
Buy Psalms of Light Vol I, Pollyanna Print Edition at Amazon
Links to Purchase eBooks – Click links for book samples and reviews
Buy Psalms of Light Vol I, Pollyanna On Amazon
Have you read this book? Tell us what you thought! All information was provided by the author and not edited by us. This is so you get to know the author better.