Perennial / Harper Collins
Date: February 3, 2004
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Nonfiction / Poetry
By John O’Donohue
Nature has always been the artist’s most influential muse.
John O’Donohue writes with the soul of nature herself embedded
in every word. The forms of birth, life, and death are shown through
rippling waves of words filled with the atmosphere of Irish life.
amazing about these poems is that they show all the different aspects
of nature by using the subtle consistencies that most people take
for granted. From the instinctual attraction of flying insects to
a bright light at night, to the simple dropping of an anchor, O’Donohue
paints pictures of an incredibly beautiful nirvana that anyone would
crave to be a part of, and what’s really great about it is
that, unbeknownst to most of the human population, we are.
is an art form that is one of the most beautiful and the hardest
to perfect. Poets like John O’Donohue, though, make it seem
as easy as writing your own name. I love the way he pulls the reader
into his world of mystic benevolence within the first few words.
I definitely recommend this book of poems for anyone whose imagination
craves all things fantastically real.