Wyn is a past member of the economist world, serving as advisor to government, various firms and international trading companies. Important to note that bit of information before indulging in this little book of unpretentious poems and photographs because it serves as a beacon for those immersed in the working world, inundated with the chaos of getting by and struggling to find a reason for all the mess we've created. Wyn retired early from that stratum and became involved in promoting medical research, studied ate Parson's School of Design and turned his creativity into architectural ideas for living spaces. Now he writes and photographs...and lives. These poems are reminders of the simplicity that remains outside the range of our rigid perspective: they are a balm.
Coupled with beautiful black and white images of nature and people and animals and other things that make a difference his poems are gentle pauses that allow us to pause and breathe and hopefully join his space - at least for the time we give to this fine little book. Poems that follow are but tidbits of the quiet moments within:
On such a night as this it seem
the bowl of heaven overflows with stars
whose bounty spills to earth
strewing my path with points of light
and though I know the little flashes
are only fireflies my spirit says
I walk among the stars.
On such a night as this it seems
the stars are messengers of joy
the universe luminous and serene
and so for a moment I forget
that for each ray of light somewhere
there is a bolt of cruelty and pain
the Gods cast down to rouse us
from each pleasant dream.
On such a night as this, I remember
that we are all born of stars
that we all live by their light
and warmth as I my love
live by yours.
We are inundated by images
We are swamped by words
We are too many
There is plenty of time
Wyn addresses the seasons in lyrical poems, offers humor that is both merry and subtle enough to remind those of us who are swirling in the currents of life to laugh at ourselves, and while he is musing and tapping on our attention he also shares some photographs from his collectible portfolio that enhance the experience, the time we have been invited into his more quiet place. Grady Harp, October 12
I received a free copy of this item for review.