An Oasis in a Cluttered World

by Bob Casey



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 9/28/2006

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 180
ISBN : 9781425966690
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 180
ISBN : 9781425966683

About the Book

We live in a world that tears us apart, demanding our attention and time.  There are moments when we want to scream and escape and let the burdens fall from our shoulders.  An Oasis in a Cluttered World is a book that allows you chapter by chapter to immerse yourself in a quiet refuge as you forget the chaos.  It beckons you to let go, relax, and savor life’s many riches.  There is also woven into the written pages a universal spiritual strand regarding life’s journey and the understanding that evolves. 

The book is organized so that it can be read non-sequentially, start in the middle, or back if you desire.  The book contains my poems written for those who enjoy thought provoking muses as well as lyrics that are understandable and unpretentious.  Even if poetry is not your favorite genre, there are vignettes, short essays, and recommendations to captivate your interest.  However, do not be surprised if your preconceived ideas regarding poetry are positively altered, as you read about the last leaf on a tree before the onset of winter or exotic Maui’s magnificent Mt. Haleakala or reminiscence on a life-changing decision.

       As you read, we will be having a private conversation–a social interaction–my words and your thoughts and reactions.  Where they take you will be your personal adventure.  Occasionally, others will join us when you read the poems and vignettes written by guest authors.  At the end of the book, you will have the option to offer your thoughts and even win some cash.

In summary, An Oasis in a Cluttered World speaks to a mystical, quiet place where water for the soul is plentiful and the extreme heat of the desert and the blast furnace of sand no longer scorch and beat upon you.

About the Author

<>    Bob Casey is a poet, writer, educator, speaker, and presenter.  More importantly, he is a seeker.  He sees life as an adventurous journey with innumerable lessons to be learned along the way.  From everyday experiences to the special life-changing ones, all impact who we are as well as the person we will become.  His poetry and writing often focus on these life events.
    He spent much of his professional life in
Ohio as an educator, consultant, and now a professional writer.  He has sailed, cycled, hiked, and traveled extensively throughout the world.  A favorite memory is the year spent in New Zealand on a teaching Fulbright.  Later, his first book, The Wanderer: A Poetical Journey, published in 2002 focused on his around the world trip and the insights gained.  His second book, Wisdom from the Journey, published in 2004 was a compilation of poems, vignettes, and recommendations from the Poetical Journal, an Internet newsletter that is published monthly for thousands of subscribers residing in all fifty states and sixty-nine countries.  Bob has also had numerous poems and articles published in anthologies and magazines. <>    “Poet Bob,” as his car license plate declares, is president of the Ohio Poetry Association.  This position allows him to interact with some of the nation’s top poets.  He is also one of the founding members of the Apple Valley Poets, a small group of outstanding poets residing in north central Ohio.
    His many other interests include yoga, tai chi, cycling, photography, wine collecting, and reading.  He currently resides in
Fredericktown, Ohio. 
    For more information about Bob, visit his website,