About the Book
This book is a collection of some of the author’s more recent poems. Though touching on a variety of themes, these poems share insights and the situations—often quite ordinary—that gave rise to them. These poems are not just descriptions. They are also metaphors. They are invitations to creative experiences brought to life by what we, as readers, contribute—by adding our own imagery, reading them in a certain voice, deciding which word meanings are relevant, tying things together in a certain way. The poems in this collection show that by using our creativity we can gain insights from even the simplest experiences. And if we let ourselves enter into these poetic experiences openly and honestly and deeply, we will learn something about ourselves.
About the Author
Charles Schlee was involved in academic philosophy for nearly a decade, then worked in information technology for over twenty years, and worked more recently as a professional counselor. His educational background includes a Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Kansas, an MBA from Rockhurst University, and an MS in counseling psychology from Avila University. His life-long passions are language, writing, and philosophical psychology. Charles has written poetry off and on throughout his life.