When I finished reading the book” Winter, Lust and Wonder” I just had to call my mother.
I was deeply gripped with the urgency of just how short life is and just how many words I have left unspoken. That I am yet to say and may never even speak…
The book is a collection of poems that will make you laugh out loud, cry, think and most of all appreciate life. The poems are wonderfully written and very thought provoking.
I was especially touched by the poem “Blue”, a special tribute to his aging mother. James Mahoney shows so clearly just how fast time goes by and the reality that our loved ones will one day leave us behind in this world.
Worse, when we are not even ready. I had to call my mother just to hear her voice and hope that she too sticks out for a very long time to come.
Winter, Lust and Wonder is a tale of life as we experience it. The poems are courageous, honest and raging with vitality.
They speak to what every one who has ever lived knows… joy, pain, love, loss and fear… and they do it understandably. There is a major longing for the good, especially that which comes with the dawn of a new day.
Reading the poem, “I walk through thee”, I saw myself. There is a great underlying tone of conquering all your fears and the beautiful feeling of knowing that you are never alone.
I especially love how he describes love…
They say “All is Fair in Love and War…” But Love is often War… And War… Perhaps those that start Wars, simply need more Love… Or needed more than their Random Youth provided
I was inspired and moved by the poems in this book, and I recommend it to anyone wanting to understand themselves better, or to feel the deeper dimensions of themselves, and of humanity.
You are never alone! Such a comforting thought…