These poems are a chronicle of two years of my life, which at that time had just been turned upside down. I lost my perfectly planned future, my friends and my family. All these changes were initiated by my rebel son. I am very proud of him now, but there were times I felt crushed because of his stubbornness ("My Lord"). His decision to begin his own life made me analyze mine ("Cardinal virtues", "Dolce vita") and made me contemplate my feelings ("Happiness"). I started to question the wisdom of the path I had chosen to follow ("Cave of ignorance", "My friends", "What's wrong"). I felt worn out ("For the most dangerous thing is to wait", "If you don't know", "50 pennies and they're yours"). And then something unexpected happened; Love crossed my way ("His commandment", "And now it is love", "For I"). Love had not been allowed to come into my life ("Iridescent love") but she did not care. I cursed ("Damn!"), prayed ("Prayer") and argued with her ("William and Isabelle", "Thistle of Scotland"). I went to Australia knowing perfectly well that there would be no help there ("The Yellow Brick Road to Emerald City"). Australia tried to hold me with its wit ("Disneyland", "Our Lord decided to be a merchant") and its wild beauty ("Susan River", "Bloom upside down", "Eye stone"). But all the time that I dwelled in this Garden of Eden Love stayed with me ("Shelly beach", "K'gari") and did not want to die ("To want so much", "Pyrrhic Victory"). I had to come back, to face it ("Spotting her"), to meet my memories ("Come back to your sweet love!"), to make examination of my conscience ("I abandoned you my Lord") and find, if not what I left behind, then at least peace of mind.
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50 PENNIES abandoned ashes Australia beauty begin BLOOM UPSIDE bluest sky body born bright brighter CARDINAL VIRTUES CAVE OF IGNORANCE choose commandment curse Damn Danell dangerous thing dare deeply died Difﬁcult Paradises Disneyland DOLCE VITA dreams Emerald City everything EYE STONE fake Father felt flame flesh Forget friends Garden Garden of Eden green happened Happiness haze heart heaven Holy hope IRIDESCENT LOVE ISABELLE K’GARI Land of OZ late leaves long ago LORD DECIDED lost Manannan Maria memories MERCHANT Music needle ourselves passion path peace perfectly play poems Polish prayed PRAYER pricked proud PYRRHIC VICTORY realize Road to Emerald Scot secret seduced Sense shells cast SHELLY BEACH skin sky on earth smile soul Southern Cross Spotting stream strip Susan River SWEET LOVE Tartan Love taught THISTLE OF SCOTLAND thoughts Veil wait walk want to love West What’s wrong wild wisdom wish YELLOW BRICK ROAD