67 Poems - Message of Love

67 Poems - Message of Love

by Den the Pen

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For decades, readers from around the world of all ages, cultures, and religions have been touched in thought, heart, and soul by poet Den the Pen. According to Den, "This is poetry for everyone of every faith and for those of no faith at all."

This book of 'new and used' poems has been handpicked by the poet and represents his sixth poetic journey addressing Love in all of its forms: Affection, Romance, Family, Friends and at the top of the hierarchy, the Divine; what Den calls, a Love Supreme.
This is not sugary-sweet verse, but poetry that reveals spiritual insights about Love and the human spirit told in down-to-earth terms. It easily dips into and out of common-talk 'street' poetry and high-minded heavenly verse.

The Independent Bookreader once said of Den's poetry, "He writes hauntingly and viscerally about love." There are no homogenized platitudes here, but 'real' meanings and tales about love lost, love won, and hearts that soar to God.

A Christian, a romantic, a student of the 17th Century Metaphysical poets like Donne, Marvel, George Herbert, and Henry Vaughn, Den's early influences of C.S. Lewis, e.e. Cummings, and John Steinbeck surface throughout his poems as he puts 'everything on the table' and meets love face-to-face with lyrical precision and abundant passion.

This collection affirms the power of love in every life and is a treasury filled with comedy, tragedy, and thrilling revelations that will charm, jar, and ignite the readers' imagination.

Roger Asselineau, the great Walt Whitman scholar and Den's poetic mentor once said of Den's poetry... "These poems belong to the transcendentalist constant that is essential to American literature." And so they do ...

For 20 years Den has hosted the 180 page denthepen.com web site. This new 'Message of Love' collection contains 67 poems in its 95 total pages and also features a page of epigrams, some notes from the soul, a short tribute to Anne Askew, a profound poet of the 16th century and there is a conversation with God at the end.

Den also has web sites for his music: www.universemusic.us, his journalism; www.rocktalklasvegas.com and a links page connecting all his sites and social media; www.mysticforestmedia.com

Product Details

BN ID: 2940149433391
Publisher: Estlin, Staples & Ernst
Publication date: 04/19/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 545 KB

About the Author

Born in Las Vegas, Nevada in the early 1950s, Dennis Askew made his way onto the public stage in the early 1970s with his ‘progressive-rock’ band ‘the Stars.’ Dennis was the lead composer, lyricist, and guitar player and synthesist. That band morphed into ‘the Universe’ and that group released two albums world wide to great reviews.

In the 1980s, Dennis went into the media writing a weekly music column called ‘Rock Talk’ for the Las Vegas Sun newspaper and supplemented his column with feature stories and interviews for five years.

Rock Talk also earned a place in rock and roll radio with Dennis broadcasting for two years and he also hit the local television market with several broadcast specials.

Dennis then wrote a critically acclaimed novel called ‘A Handful of Dreams.’ He followed up with a stage play called ‘The Paint Box’ and then picking up his lyrical beginnings, wrote his first book of poetry called ‘The Big World of Love’ in 1990.

Dennis followed up with two more books centered on the ‘Big World’ theme and completed the series at three books. Dennis then went online in 1996 @ denthepen.com with a 10 page web site and began writing poetry under the name Den the Pen. Den began watercolor painting around his poems and words and exhibited this work called ‘Message of Love’ for nearly four years at a Borders Books store.

Den then wrote a screenplay to ‘Dreams’. He published an anthology of his poetry and prose in 2003 called ‘Love, the Greatest Thing' and followed up in 2007 with a second edition of that anthology. Den has currently released a collection of poetry called "67 Poems - message of love." His web site is currently composed of 186 pages and the site receives thousands of new visitors from around the world every month. denthepen.com

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book of poetry is a labor of love.  It seems as though there is no poem untouched in this collection by the author's deep and soulful passion for life and experience of loss.  Honest and artfully crafted,  DenthePen's work seems to be a reflection not only of his own life, but the lives of every reader.  Definitely worth the $6.77.  I'd pay more.