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The late and great British journalist and writer G.K. Chesterton once said "We are perishing for want of wonder, not for want of wonders." Reading and enjoying poetry is an act of wonder. It is also an act of rebellion against a fast-paced, modern, isolated lifestyle that encompasses so many today. We are all caught up with an unending desire for the "new," that we lose sight of what is old and timeless, and ultimately what was is enriching to our souls. Poetry may never increase profit margins, enhance your online brand, or grow your Twitter followers, but it may simultaneously access and release the deepest part of you that is all too often suppressed, if you allow it. Reading poetry makes us aware of the places worn thin between heaven and earth. It gives us a sense of transcendence and humanity, beauty and tragedy, joy and sorrow. Fatherhood, Despotism, and Mystical Mutterings is a book that will hopefully increase your "want of wonder" through the power and beauty of poetry.