The form of things unknown, the poet's pen
Turns them to shapes, and gives to airy nothing
A local habitation and a name.
A Midsummer Night's Deam, Act 5
Denham Grierson’s new volume of poems gladly acknowledges that the poet’s craft and art is unlike any other genre of writing and composition. The thoughts and words come often unbidden, unresolved, into the poet’s consciousness, requiring openness, hesitancy and perhaps, above all, a degree of humility in offering what are ultimately reflections on situations and realities experienced personally and socially in our troubled world.
In ‘times of heaviness’, the poet seeks to bring light and air, to offer hope, to remind us of kindness, compassion and the other utterly human values that help us experience the goodness of life in all its expressions. He writes: ‘… each poem carries a gift to be received, and vistas to be discerned and contemplated. It is hoped they will do their work well’.
Of their nature, all poems are unfinished. Only in our reading do we notice those things unknown and unnoticed; the gifts offered for our consolation; the words that express awareness, longing, challenge and the possibility of fulfilment in our journey.
|Publication Date||30 June 2022|
Chronicles of Light and Air
- Authors Denham Grierson
- Product Code: 9781922589217
- Availability: In Stock
- Ex Tax: $22.68
Tags: Poetry; Faith Poetry