Journeys Within a Journey
It is a book of poetry about nature, places visited, love, family and home, adversity, a life-long battle with muscular dystrophy, and observations of life and society–and other topics inspired by life experiences and learning of a so-far 63 year life span.
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about the book
It is a book of poetry about nature, places visited, love, family and home, adversity, a life-long battle with muscular dystrophy, and observations of life and society–and other topics inspired by life experiences and learning of a so-far 63 year life span. Through my life I had always wanted to write a book, but not knowing about what.
Then one morning about 9 years ago I woke up realizing I had already been working on a book throughout my life with my poems composed since early college days, and could combine those with newer material to achieve the final product. The target audience is anyone, whether they like poetry or not–anyone who has experienced life. What sets Endless Horizons apart are the relatable descriptions that go under the surface of things, while giving beyond-ordinary meaning to the simple things of life.
Endless Horizons presents a poet’s optimistic look at what surrounds him as he passes through life. He takes pleasure in persons, places and things, big and small, that touch his soul, and reminds us that we also are surrounded by the beauties and bounties of life – but too often let them pass by with faint notice. I related thoughtfully to his described feelings regarding the signs of late August as changing winds and drifting leaves mark “precious seconds on autumn’s clock ticking away”. His poem’s teach us what we miss in life if we casually observe, and not internalize the beautiful moments that surround us. This is not a book to rush through in reading, but one that calls for introspection at each step of the way.
Brent Asay’s book, Endless Horizons, Journey’s within a Journey, is a beautiful collection of thoughtful and moving pieces of poetry. I always enjoy how artists put together words and sentences. I feel his work is a collaboration of his life experiences. Poetry should make you reflect and think and this book will not disappoint.
I highly recommend this book for anyone who enjoys stories in verse, life musings and reflections, poetry. Lovely to pick up in your quiet moments and open to any page.
Very descriptive and moving passages. Relatable.
And the wind I feel differently, to an inner pang, As drifting, season-aged leaves playfully brush past me, Precious seconds on autumn's clock ticking away.
Then, so restless, they quickly fled from there As though their beeping radar sensors discovered Cooler and roomier shade lazing three trees away.
Strawberry row after gardened row Thrived whole at the water's arrival Climaxing their Eden-yearn to grow As gold rays kissed soaked copper soil.
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Journeys Within a Journey
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