Original poems and photographs by the author.
Crimson Hawk Publishing
The poems collected here reflect some of my experiences in the related areas of spirituality and mortality – hence the title, whose own double meaning is revealed by the poem that also bears it. Their flavor varies with the changing times and tides and seasons of my life. If I were to compose another, similar book, ten years from now, who knows what it would contain? These are a taste of my life so far, and it is my pleasure to share them with you.
As you will see when you read this work, my own spiritual visions are inspired by no single, formal belief system, and no fixed point of faith. They are informed only by my sense of connectedness to the earth and by my trust in the potential of human beings to go beyond themselves and to touch those around them with kindness.
This book is dedicated especially to the memory of my mother and my grandmother.
Inspiration and Expiration
Drawing my last breath
I would be content
To spend it all on words