Daily Archives: March 16, 2013

MIP Release: Bog Light by Rodney Nelson

I have had the privilege of working with bright and experienced clients via Middle Island Press over the past few years. I love working with poets who are or have been professional editors such as Rodney Nelson whose Bog Light was just approved for printing.

From the Middle Island Press website:

The poems of Bog Light start with late summer, its heat and overgrowth, moving on through fall and into the severe religiosity of northern winter. On occasion Nelson takes the name of a holiday or saint’s day, for example, in “Saint Scholastica’s,” as title. “There is counterpoint here,” he says. “Title and poem are not at one, and I don’t try to make them seem so. It’s enough to leave human reality where it is—and nature’s—and only watch and listen. They join somewhere.”

Nelson - Bog Light Cover 1 JPEGA browse upon page 11 of Bog Light


trail not the tug of it
no known or imagined
beckoning at the crook

one time you would have hiked
alone or not on this
and any afternoon

high bright clouding and a
turkey vulture lazing
in one time or any

hardwood shade and deerflies’
the only jingo but
not enough to goad you

a too-heroic theme
of mind to be whistled
only within your own

maybe the pull again
an other waiting at
the lot or where beyond

Pick up a copy of Bog Light, a thoughtful collection for intellectual minds that need a poetic respite with their coffee.

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The Healing Power of Poetry

Just a little aside…

I just paused to read my copy of one of my current projects, Old Dan of Walking Green Mountain by Robert Smith, and it was just what this self-healer needed.

Smith - Walking Green Mountain Cover 1 JPEGI tend to drink a lot of coffee to work quickly (yet accurately!) when I have several projects going at once, and we know that coffee can raise one’s blood pressure, particularly if one is prone to such. This, having been a problem all day, is now gone after reading Old Dan of Walking Green Mountain, a tranquil respite of love and light.

The healing power of poetry!

Robert’s collection is now available for pre-order as we will begin printing within the next week or so.

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