The author’s second book of poetry as Othniel Poole, Chapel of Green Stone: Verse for Walking and Talking, was written between 2015 and 2018.
Like his previous poetry collection Ezekiel & Meytu: Fanciful Songs and Songs of the Book, there are poems about animals. “Unicycle University” is a poem about a college for unicorns. “The Checkered Ant” describes a colony of ants on an airplane.
There are also poems about historical figures such as poets William Blake and Hermas. But the majority of this book is verse about walking and talking, exploring the modern landscape in a variety of styles. These are poems for the wanderer, the dreamer, the watchman, and the sentry.
About the Author: Othniel Poole lives near Melbourne, Australia. He loves visiting Australia’s national parks, writing, music, and bushwalking. This is his seventh book. “Local places in Australia inspired me for some poems, my brothers inspired me, and the book is dedicated to them. My faith in God inspired me. Poetical heroes like William Blake and Hermas inspired me.”