Books

Spectrum II, A Poetry R-evolution (2nd book of poetry)

“Taking off my Shoes”

Poetry and Art by Rachel Wright

80 poesm, original artwork

October, 2014, AuthorHouse

$14.99 softbound, $3.99 Kindle/eBook

Available at Author-House, Amazon.com, and Barnes and Noble.com

About the Book

Poems come to me from many dimensions—personal, family, a friend, my community, or a world happening near or far from southern Indiana.   Words grip me emotionally—as an empathy that I feel with someone else or out of my own soul.  I may ponder the topic for a few minutes, or a few days, but I must write.  It’s like a “tune I must play” but in poetic verse.  I grab pen and paper or rush to the computer.

My poetry falls in three areas.   Some are “protests” of societal problems throughout the world that I cannot be comfortable with: poverty, war, unruly political institutions, lack of resources for education and health, pollution of the earth’s resources and a vast media /consumerism enterprise that sucks up our freedoms (to name a few).  Secondly, I look at myself.   Through topics of nature, introspection, love, and family I see changes I must make before I can help others.   Thirdly, I see trends in the youth—how they band together in “online communities”, attack travesties of justice around the globe, form “lifestyle” businesses, study alternative medicine and politics, want sustainability and the right use of energy. They look not just at the “green” of the dollar but how the earth can become more balanced.   I feel poetry leads us to what we “share” and “have in common.”

 

Spectrum, A Poetry Memoir (1st book of poetry)  

Poetry and Art by Rachel Wright

52 poems, original artwork,

Spring, 2012, AuthorHouse

 $13.99 softbound, $3.99 Kindle/eBook

 Available at:  Amazon.com, AuthorHouse, Barnes and Noble.com

About the Book

Poetry is “closest to the heart.”  Through its symbols, word pictures, intuition, feelings and emotions it is a hint of history, the momentary present and a visionary tool of the future.   A poem or a painting is analogous to an iceberg—10% visible, 90% hidden meaning.   “The reader provides the narrative.”

These poems, with the exception of five or six, were written after 2000.  They show my explorations into the arts, love, people I met along the way, my protestations, introspections, and new perspectives I gained after times of change and personal challenges.  The poems enabled me to find new strength, to harness my thoughts of years past, to live peaceably in the present and to recognize that a future of dreams and hopes can become reality.

 



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