Sky, Empty of Birds

by Se2ond



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 8/13/2019

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 266
ISBN : 9781728320229
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 266
ISBN : 9781728320311
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 266
ISBN : 9781728320212

About the Book

Sky, Empty of Birds is an atmospheric collection of poems set between earth and sky, nature and mind, and self and other. Succinct, prayerlike stanzas evocative of Zen Buddhist kōans invite us to wander a real yet unreal dreamscape of meadows, flowers, trees, rivers, mountains, and beyond to the cosmos of earth, moon, sun, and stars. Observe a shepherd and his childlike companion—the zero—live out their awareness in the passing moments of nature, with eyes open and closed, gazing both into the world and into our selves.

About the Author

SE2OND is a poet, observer, and inventor of abstract board games. Choosing to remain anonymous, SE2OND hides behind the mask to remind himself there are always two—inextricably linked—aspects: self and other, writing what he feels instead of what he “thinks” he feels. He enjoys the heat of the midday sun, felt warmly (not the sun, itself), the wind and moon, playing his games and watching others play them.