a life’s journey… distilled and curated

by Rick Bell



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 8/07/2024

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 168
ISBN : 9798369425091
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 168
ISBN : 9798369425084

About the Book

The author has always enjoyed creative writing, to include short stories and poetry. His background, based on living all over the United States growing up, nine years in the Army with three years served in Europe, and world-wide travels in business, has afforded him the perspective of a multitude of diverse cultures and demographic influences. This book is a compilation that spans all those experiences. The title reflects the range of themes and contextual scope contained in the body of work accrued over a period of 50 years. These experiences span time from adolescence to retirement, through love, marriage, divorce, personal loss, and death. These poems comprise a variety of subjects and themes which cover most of the emotional aspects of life experienced by all human beings. The author believes there are strong common reference points which readers will relate to and enjoy. It reads easy and does not require any formality of poetry study or structure to be able to appreciate. Readers are invited to come along on this journey that reveals the experience of a full life well lived.

About the Author

Rick has published two previous books of poetry. Some of those earlier poems are included in this collection in a distilled, and hopefully refined, presentation. Then there are new poems which have been curated through structure and improved voice, and blended with the old. Both have unique resonance which supports their value and inclusion here.