TWILIGHT & OTHER POEMS


by James L. Clark


This is a fourth book of poetry, a genre not observed since the first volume, published ten years ago, until 2012, this being the third since then. The intervening years were devoted to prose of one kind or another…novels, short stories, satire, philosophy and, of course, Internet-driven blogs. Another poetic endeavor during that time was the writing of church hymns, both texts and music, and a book of commentaries concerning them. Though not by design, all the books in verse have had the element of time as a sort of anchor, perhaps because of the writer’s long-in-the-tooth age. All sorts of subjects are treated though this volume may be more politically prolific than the others; however, all have expressed concerns about governance, particularly in the United States.
In the writer’s view, the nation, besides suffering under poor governance currently, is also suffering a moral emergency, with the government aiding and abetting – if not causing – a moral decline. While sin is defined by God, morals are determined by the individual, so there’s wild disagreement with that statement but to each his own, and each is entitled to his own soapbox…or pulpit. Religion (including religious practices…or malpractices) is also an important subject handled in this offering, not surprising since the writer’s faith is of utmost importance. Also included are short vignette-like pictures in verse that tell a story. The writer hopes to at least provoke thought, never mind if he seems a bit off-the-wall and out-of-touch.

TWILIGHT & OTHER POEMS

ISBN: 978-1-304-30476-6 (paperback)

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