Un-Orthodox Boy

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iUniverse, Jul 11, 2011 - Poetry - 100 pages
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A simple, heartfelt wandering of life and its happenings, "Un-Orthodox Boy" is a collection of poems about faith and the steady, sustaining love of God. As a text, "Un-Orthodox Boy" seeks, in its own way, to probe at the subtle boundaries of poetry; James' poems attempt to put on display a measured offering of human feelingthe bright visions, the deep despairs, and the spaces of the heart in-between them. Throughout "Un-Orthodox Boy", James' verse exhibits moments of both levity and gravity in its desire to embroider the soul in the vibrant colours of God's goodness. It attempts to craft cathedrals of awe in the heart and reveal the breadth of individual sensibility. In short, James' work, in its execution, implores its readers to consider what it means to be human and to recollect the presence of the divine in the world.
 

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Contents

And God Loves All His Ducks
1
HaMayim min HaShamyim
5
Halcyon
8
Meddling with Water
10
Ptarmigan
12
Deplore
13
Sitta canadensis
14
Offering
15
Psalmofnosleep
50
Eucharist
51
Within the Attic
52
Lines Written in Response to a Childrens Book
55
Glámur an Icelandic Song I Listened to
56
My Memory in History
57
Whateverness Realisms
58
NonWine Drinker
60

Dance of the Elements
16
Unwanted Splash
17
Wine
21
Cavorting
22
Caramel Flavoured Dark Roast
23
Balance
25
Cloth
27
Wednesday at 1 oclock
28
Song of the Magpie
29
Love So Great
31
Academics
32
Driving the Dirt Road
37
Spin Straw into Gold
39
Tarnish
41
A Bird Then Gone
44
Captivated
46
Arrow
47
Adam Song
49
Come Green
63
The Question Still Stands
64
At the Opera
65
My Prayer
66
Childhood Fiddlefaddle
71
UnOrthodox Boy
72
Publication
73
Follow Me
74
Inquietude
75
Perception
77
Within the Second Floor Vault
79
Deep Mistake
80
Would God Fly a Kite?
81
More Than a Poem
83
Acknowledgments
85
About the Author
86
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A young poet with an appreciation for beauty in nature and literature, Michael James has discovered poetry to be an enriching tool of faith. He finds rhapsodic delight for all things to do with words, and writes to illustrate God's creativity in a relatable manner. A speaker, storyteller, musician and actor, Michael James holds a degree in Neuroscience from the of University of Lethbridge, enjoys drinking tea, a riveting game of chess, and occasionally pondering why he is not an English major. "Un-Orthodox Boy" is Michael James' first poetry book.

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