About the author:
Robert Nicholas is the author of three books of poetry, plus his memoirs as a Peace Corps Volunteer in the Philippines. He spends his winters in Florida and summers in upstate New York with Pete, his 35-year-old African Gray parrot.
Shaker Lane - Poems Beneath My Feet
One last look out my window pane
and looking back was Shaker Lane
The poems in this collection are woven into a unified story, an odyssey. It has a magical, inspirational feel to it - a range from joy to sorrow. It is an adult myth - a novel told in verse.
My boyhood home on Shaker Lane in western Massachusetts was a converted saw mill associated with the Shaker religious community. This one-lane unpaved road was surfaced in stone over a dirt base.
I treat the lane as a living entity, with senses, feelings, memories and a 'voice'- a friend - which it was for me as a boy. Does the lane actually converse with me? Am I only hearing other people speak, and believe it to be the lane? What power does the pebble I find there hold over me? What does the old woman in the green-shingled house know? What mystery awaits me when I finally reach the end of Shaker Lane?
Surrender yourself to the lure. Explore all the joy and magic that a young boy can discover along the way. Come with me and listen closely as we walk Shaker Lane, the friend beneath my feet.
And tho I watch them flicker
every damp summer's eve,
I always let the fireflies
- Publication Date:
- 148250846X / 9781482508468
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- Binding Type:
- US Trade Paper
- Trim Size:
- 6" x 9"
- Black and White
- Related Categories:
- Poetry / Inspirational & Religious