The Purple and Blue Collection of Poems: Volumes I and II (1982-1998)

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The Purple and Blue Collection of Poems is an amazing ride through the growth of a mind with startling views on religion, sex, death, life and etc. Volumes I and II (1982-1998) The Purple and Blue Collection of Poems is not the arcane and confusing babble that the American public has become accustomed to hearing about—and they hear about it because no one can honestly read the stuff. This poetry is not fluff, flowers, and, old Grecian powers, either. It is poetry that is not complicated on the surface, but very ...
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Overview

The Purple and Blue Collection of Poems is an amazing ride through the growth of a mind with startling views on religion, sex, death, life and etc. Volumes I and II (1982-1998) The Purple and Blue Collection of Poems is not the arcane and confusing babble that the American public has become accustomed to hearing about—and they hear about it because no one can honestly read the stuff. This poetry is not fluff, flowers, and, old Grecian powers, either. It is poetry that is not complicated on the surface, but very deep in its implications and representations of American society as seen through the eyes of someone who has been a careful observer. The Purple and Blue Collection of Poems is about a real person in a real place who doesn't always seem to know what's going on, but is willing to try and make sense of life.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780595165339
  • Publisher: iUniverse, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/28/2001
  • Edition description: 2 Volumes-in-One Edition
  • Pages: 372
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.83 (d)

Table of Contents

Volume I (Roughly 1982-1998) 1
Numbered Pieces of A Small Mind 3
Thirteen Ways of Looking at the Written Word 6
Poetry 9
To All Poets 11
I Want You to Know 12
For The Three Women I Love And How I Feel About You 13
To The Three Women I Love 18
The Faces Of William Joy Bragi 23
Tell Them About Me 28
Academia 31
Affirmation 32
I'm American 34
A Moment of Anger 35
Happy Anniversary 40
Apocalypse 41
Awaking From A Dream 42
A Healthy Breakfast 44
Bedtime Story 45
More Bits and Pieces That Need To Be Saved 47
Blanket 49
A Bottle Of Wisdom 50
Bully 52
I Burst 53
Eat Me 54
Colorheart Black 56
My Child Heartbreak 58
Christmas Poems 60
A Daddy's Song 68
Dear God 69
Dear God 72
Dear God 75
Suicide 77
A Pensive Moment 78
Forgive Me and Make Up 79
Way Of Life 80
Inclination 81
Dreary Day 82
In The End 83
Epitaph Of An Unborn President 85
Fallen Angel 86
Fall Rain 88
Growing Up 89
Foreign 93
Foreign 94
Falling Star 95
Futility 96
What We Will Leave 99
God's Little Helper 101
Another Overview 102
Grandfather's Knee 103
Soared the Hawk 105
Dear Heart 107
Rollin' Down the Hill 109
Homogenesis 112
Green Light, Go 113
Prorear To Illyrical Calypso 114
Industrial Strength Revolution 117
Inspired 120
I Saw 122
Jigsaw 123
A Kiss 139
Knee-deep In the Sand 140
Lifesong 141
Lonely You 142
Looking In and Out 143
The Lord of Whitehern 144
Loneliness (There Does My Love Lie) 145
Love is War 152
Love is Hell 153
Love is You 154
Man in the Forest at Dawn 155
Mann Unkind 156
Meltdown 158
Mot Life 159
My Boys As Babies 160
Two New 161
Ode 162
Intimations of Immorality 162
This Page, This Person 164
The Pebble 166
Picture Perfect 167
Just Insomnia 169
The Hungry Poet 171
Two Princesses Die 173
Prejudice 175
Punctuation 176
Oh, My Love Is Like A Red Fire Truck 177
A Hymn To John Donne The Vague 178
This Moment's Rest 180
Retarded Mumble 181
Royal Fall 182
Running Smoothly 183
A Bit of Sadness 184
A Little Understanding, Too Much 185
A Little Understanding, Too Much 186
The Future For A Suicide 187
Spider on My Back Porch 188
Star-crossed Lovers 189
State of Mine, State of Mind 191
Tree Stump 200
Sunrise 201
To Survive Today 202
The Tear 203
Tell Them About Me, Part 3 204
Tell Them About Me Part II 208
Miles Down The Road 208
Thinking of My Love 212
Poetics 214
Time Has Come 216
Tiny Pieces of Me 217
To All Poets 218
Last Touch? 219
The Tourist 220
Toybox Love 221
I Wander 225
Warmonger 227
Warmonger 228
Adjustment to Home 229
A Weed Among Wheat 231
The Whore 233
Wordless 235
Three Small Thoughts 236
Song Of You 237
Volume II (Written entirely during the summer of 1998) 239
Dear God 241
The Perfume 243
The Reward 245
To The Women I Love (Red-heads) 246
Amber Smiles 248
Anger 250
Death's Sweet Stillness 253
The Buzz 254
Letter to Win 257
Mind Confetti 259
To Crissie 260
To Crissie 262
Dear God 263
Dear God 267
Dear God 269
Dear God 272
Dear God 277
The Joy in Excess 278
The Feel of the Art 279
My Friend's Funeral After His Suicide 281
Hanna 288
Playing With Words and Poetry 290
Happy Birthday, Judy 291
Junk 292
Kiss Me 294
Tell All 296
His Poem 307
Miss Lilly White's Interview 309
The Lover's Sleep 317
A Natural Poem 319
A Natural Poem II 321
A Natural Poem 324
Another Protest Poem 327
The Red-neck Versus the Movie Monsters 331
The Solitary One 334
Suicide Note 341
The Purple Thistle 344
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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 25, 2001

    New Poet Brings Breeze of Poetic Freshness

    This collection of poems has its weaknesses. Some of the poems were written during the poet's youth and the emotional lack of poetic control is evident, but these moments of weakness do not hamper the originality or the sense of fun. Though many poems contain serious discussion on such subjects as Christianity and loss of religion, a sense of energy and vitality is never lost. First-time and inexperienced readers of poetry will find that these poems are easily relatable and experienced poetry readers will find a surprising depth of understanding even in the simplest poems. This book is recommended for all people who enjoy life and even for those who aren't enjoying life because the poet's unique and inspiring vision of life is uplifting to everyone.

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