Journey of a Romantic

A Collection of Poems

by Dick Carlsen



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 11/2/2022

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 110
ISBN : 9781665573580
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 110
ISBN : 9781665573573

About the Book

Inspired by well-known 1960’s San Francisco poet and lyricist, Rod McKuen, this collection of poems written by Dick Carlsen attempts to capture the essence of McKuen’s famous work. The collection employs a broad brush on the wide spectrum of love, loneliness, and romance. The poetry speaks to love’s attendant mystique, loneliness, separation, hurt, heartache, anguish, disappointment, longing, and other emotions, including its illusiveness. It embodies a romantic’s personal confiict between a relationship and independence. Poetry is not everyone’s favorite reading, but this collection may be an exception, for it offers a snapshot of human emotions and spirit of the moment. Many readers may very well relate to the writings describing the experiential “journey” of the romantic, and it may resonate and induce nostalgia. Above all, this collection of love poems is for all the romantics, men and women, past and present.

About the Author

Dick Carlsen was born in and grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area. He attended Chico State College, graduating in 1968, and completed graduate studies at Indiana University. He is retired after a 44-year Navy civilian career, during which he traveled extensively to Navy activities worldwide. He lives in Virginia Beach, Virginia, with his wife Cathy and their rescue dog, Woody. They enjoy occasional trips to other beach areas and Lake Gaston in North Carolina. His published novels include, Happy Valley College, The Head of the Snake, Monkey Bottom (a Navy-centric story), The Lost Boys of Happy Valley College, and Revenge in Monkey Bottom. His retirement hobby and passion is writing, and he volunteers most mornings of the week walking dogs in the care of a local animal rescue shelter.