A Long way from Home

A Long way from Home

by Brian Hanson Appleton

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Overview

This is volume III of blank verse poetry written from 2016 to 2017 entitles "A Long Way from Home". The title represents many layers...a long way from home as in seperation from heaven and God, seperation from the metaphysical, from our own soul and spiritual nature, also seperation from where I grew up which was Italy so I have been in exhile since 1972, there are poems about alienation and loneliness in the modern hi tech world, poems about the beauty of nature, about the human condition, about love and the difficulty of finding lasting love, about death and the death of friends, about emotions, about politics, about travel, about Iran. About the past and medievil times, about horses, about friends and childhood memories and farway places. About a life in exhile, about expatriotism, about war, about revolution, about relocation and immigration....Volume I is called "A Thousand Years at the Bottom of a Well" and volume II is called "Another Thousand Years."

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780692977200
Publisher: Brian H Appleton
Publication date: 12/01/2017
Series: Poetry of Brian H. Appleton , #3
Pages: 302
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.63(d)

About the Author

Brian H. Appleton was born in Japan and lived in Greece, Italy and Iran as a child and young man. He is an army brat. He holds a BA degree in Anthropology and an MA in Ancient History. He has written two nonfiction books about Iran: "Tales from the Zirzameen" about his experiences in Iran starting at age 16 in 1966 and "Shamshone, Sun of Assyria" a family biography about the Assyrian minority in Iran. He has also written and illustrated a children's book of the early Greek myths as well as three volumes of poetry and his first fiction novel is to be released soon. The author has also written extensively as a free lance journalist for Iranian.com, Persian Heritage Magazine, Zan Magazine, Irandokht Magazine, Persian Mirror, Payvand.com, Payam Javan Magazine, Hackwriters, and MyLifeInItaly.com. To learn more about the author please visit his website at www.zirzameen.com and/or www.facebook/persophile.com

Table of Contents

Unseen Light.....................page 11 Garbage............................page 12

Ode to Elliot......................page 14

Dawn................................page 15 Restore.............................page 16

Missing the Old Country....page20 Different Sins....................page 22

Tylenol.............................page 24 Lip Service........................page 25

Endurance......................page 28 Winter Dreams..................page 29

Des Anges......................page 30 Humility.............................page 31

Sleeping Giant................page 32 River.................................page 33

Angels.............................page 34 Amygdala..........................page 35

Another Cloud of Unknowing p.36 Artimision...........................page 38

All hallows Eve................page 39 Easter Island......................page 41

Courage..........................page 42 Father Sun.........................page 44

Wake..............................page 46 Flat World.........................page 48

Paris...............................page 49 La Maremma.....................page 50

A Story...........................page 51 This one is for you, Chris...page 53

Victoria's Secret Lost.....page 55 Natrix, Natrix in the Night...page 57

Horsemen......................page 58 Thanotopsis.......................page 60

The Day after New Years Eve p 62 Tonight..............................page 65

The Land of the Big PX...page 66 Wastelands......................page 67

For Terzani.....................page 68 Periwinckles.....................page 69

Jude Re Obscured ........page 70 Lost...................................page 71

Native Shore..................page 72 Same Old Dance..............page 73

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