In Silhouette

by William Flewelling



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 3/12/2013

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 132
ISBN : 9781481724999
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 132
ISBN : 9781481724982

About the Book

The poems In W. C. Flewelling's fifth collection, IN SILHOUETTE, present the acute observation of people and nature whose meanings lie beneath the quiet surface of domestic life, meanings only a poet's sure hand can uncover. John Mann, Poet and friend I enjoyed the collection, though I might be tempted to call it "The Dog man, The Poet and The Preacher"! "Assignation of Delight" is one of my absolute favorites. I'm glad it's here. (Also love "The Old Goat's Name" -- with its endearing revelation of "Bill"! -- and "Unfolding of the Night" - what a gorgeous spare poem that is!) I enjoy the animal and nature poems as ever. In the aggregate, they capture your sense and sound appealingly. The poems that touch grief, illness & dying are especially effective. As are your poems about children. Interestingly, I find the final poems -- say from the mid-90s to the end -- some of the clearest, sharpest and most gratifying of the bunch. Each one pops. It's almost as if the book increases momentum as it nears its end. Guy Kettelhack, poet and friend

About the Author

I have written poetry for about thirty years, drawing my material from every day observations of ordinary people and events, those near at hand and those that attract my imagination. As a retired minister, living now on a ridge in northern West Virginia, I enjoy my leisure to remember and to engage the simple things that reveal to me a ripe meaning. I live here with my wife of over 44 years, our two dogs and four cats and all the extras brought on by Marcellus Shale gas drilling.