Ab Antiquo, meaning "from the ancient", Ab Aeterno meaning "from the eternal"... together they form a powerful Latin phrase that signifies beginnings and ends, past and future, old and new. Through both structured verse and narrative prose, Petit speaks with the voice of past lives and forgotten selves, approaching the world of contemporary poetry from a view between dream and memory. Calling upon a variety of themes ranging from dark fantasy to domestic nostalgia, Ab Antiquo, Ab Aeterno plays the part of a seasoned bard and weaves images of love, fear, sadness and contemplation. Offering unique perspectives and a bit of rogue wisdom, this poetry collection dares to find new ways to incite, instill and inspire... combining the worlds of light and dark, joy and angst, old and new.
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I am by no means an experienced reader in this genre. I'm not sure I can even define the difference between poetry and prose. I was, however, somehow drawn to read this book and quite intrigued by the title. I wasn't sure what to expect exactly, but I found this author's work to be highly intelligent, insightful and his writing very sophisticated. It made one stop and think. If an author's words can paint a picture in the reader's mind, he is successful. Mr. Petit has accomplished this with Ab Antiquo, Ab Aeterno. Albiet somewhat on the dark side, some may call it depressing, I found this book to be of great comfort as I recently experienced a personal loss. It's not easy for me to express into words as I am not a writer. This book made me feel the same way that listening to "Blues" music does - at peace and just better. My favorite line from the book (Laburnine Lullaby), "Sleep remembers, and sleep forgets."