The Simple Curvature Of Words

by William Flewelling



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 05/09/2019

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 168
ISBN : 9781728326443

About the Book

My poems help me see what is in front of me. They typically find an image presented to me, a line of words appearing - a first line, in fact, and then begin to cause the lines to emerge until they are done. These have been stored - originally in hard copy form, more recently in electronic form. Out of those files, revisiting them in words read and images re-formed - either something akin to the original spawning image, or something created anew in my rereading - the selection is serially made to answer the insights revisited, regained and place them within the context of this manuscript. It is a pleasure to revisit those words, re-see the context and now to share the results of my delight with you.

About the Author

I am a retired minister from the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) living in the hills of the Northern Panhandle of West Virginia. During the course of my ministry, noting that some of my work came with a special sort of cadence, I began writing poetry on purpose; that was in the early 1980s. The process and product of writing poetry has been useful and satisfying to me over the years. In April 2004, I began a few years of fruitful attendance on the online poetry workshop I learned a great deal about poetry in that attendance - its reading as well as the writing. I have frequently shared poems with the particular "muses" who occasioned the poems. I now live in retirement with my wife of fifty-one years, two dogs and several cats.