Description : The Pebble Poems is a fantasy trip through drought, like the one we find ourselves embedded in today; this trip makes things concrete, simple and conspicuous, it takes us from the edges of consolation and timid frailty into the boundaries of the decision-making process. Mind you, all this is not as cemented as we would like for, as the poems themselves 'tell us', most of these things are too easily said and done. This is a push for, and not against, love. Granted, setting the world on fire in this day and age is a crazy notion, a crazy business, but somebody's got to do it; and this should fall to each and everyone of us. These poems are personal nuggets, if you will, pebbles of the mind, settled pieces (or not) to travel by; the 'pebble' in the title of the book hails back to those cobblestone roads of ages past. Let us say that what was said was unsaid; Let us seek its trail through a dusty road in the Allegheny wood, And learn from its vibrant edginess; Tantalizing is the view, muffled in greatness, In momentary stratospheric turmoil bound and held..., Excerpt from the poem "Where is the elemental say of the thing in the thing said'..".
Description : Collecting the best of Mairi Maclnnes's previous work -- including her breakthrough poem "I Object, Said the Object" -- along with new poems, The Pebble reflects years of quandary and conflict at home and abroad as the poet imposes on them the order of poetry. This volume concludes with her essay "Why Poetry", on the clash between obligations and rights through which imagination must make its way. A native of England and of Highland Scots descent, who spent nearly thirty years in the United States, Maclnnes looks afresh at what a changing perspective brings. Hers is a poetry of estrangement, loss, madness, reprieve, stalemate, and reconciliation. The bonds between person and place, parent and child, traveler and homeland, are called into question. Maclnnes draws our gaze to the crack in the foundation, the friction within an ordinary exchange, the shifting of ground beneath a familiar landscape, the long step between a museum of art and the slums outside.
Description : Each poem is like a pebble. A pebble too was made with the elements of nature, each one having its own story, just like how a poem is created out of inspirations from nature or love, or the destruction of both. Poems are written on different subjects - being, love, loss, nature, mysticism, and wanderlust. The poet writes lucidly and vividly. A life longing for beauty and enchantment can be seen in these poems. Written on a journey of self-discovery through poetry, it takes you out of the material world in search of a life beyond the mundane to magic. Pebbles on the Beach, is a collection of poems straight from the heart.
Description : "Kociejowski draws on all these aspects of his life in these engaging, idiosyncratic personal essays ... [that] proffer the reader equal measures of autobiography, insight and quirky charm." —Michael Dirda, The Washington Post In the game of bocce, no matter how intensely you study the world's surface, there is always a chance an unseen pebble will knock your ball in an unexpected direction. In these essays, poet, antiquarian bookseller, and celebrated travel writer Marius Kociejowski chronicles serendipitous encounters with authors, manuscripts, and eccentrics, in which “the curious workings of fate” and “art's unbidden swerve” intervene to shift the course of fortune. Carried by keen wit, aphoristic prose, and a rich sense of characterization, and featuring chance meetings and comic misadventures with such figures as Bruce Chatwin, Zbigniew Herbert, and Javier Marías, The Pebble Chance is a sumptuous offering of belles lettres exploring the incandescent moments when skill and providence collide.
Description : The Pebble I am a pebble dropped into the water Spreading my ripples to all those around Each little wave bringing hope to the needy Easing their worries bringing smiles not a frown Spreading and rippling to far distant boundaries Drawing in help with its tidal display And they too will drop pebbles creating more ripples Lending a hand to the needy as they go day to day The lesson from this is to help one another And don't be afraid to spread yourself around And be like the pebble causing all of those ripples As those that are dormant are the ones on the ground I hope my poems were like the pebble and caused ripples of peace and joy in your life as you turned each page. Many Thanks to those who have bought my book Tony Gorman
Description : This new volume of poems and prose portrays both known and unidentified Baha'is and is full of the high spirit and idealism of of the Baha'i revelation.