"an intimate journey of self-reflection...sensitive, sincere, and skillful" --Sherry Quan Lee, author of "Chinese Blackbird" About the Author Nick Purdon was born in 1976 in East London in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa. After a few moves around the country, his family settled in the Western Cape city of Cape Town in 1981 where he ...
"an intimate journey of self-reflection...sensitive, sincere, and skillful" --Sherry Quan Lee, author of "Chinese Blackbird" About the Author Nick Purdon was born in 1976 in East London in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa. After a few moves around the country, his family settled in the Western Cape city of Cape Town in 1981 where he has lived since. Nick began writing poetry seriously at the age of 27, though he had been writing on-and-off since his teenage years. About the Chapbook The Road-Shaped Heart is the poetic journey of a man winding his way through a landscape of darkness, anguish, addiction, loss and grief; carrying with him a lantern of hope, courage, idealism and love to illuminate a pathway to self-forgiveness, acceptance and spiritual growth. While often haunting and melancholy, the poems are also rich in vivid colour and imagery, with an ever-present sense of fire lilies relentlessly springing forth from a razed and scorched soul. Acclaim for The Road-Shaped Heart "The "Road-Shaped Heart" by Nick Purdon will squeeze the heart of each reader to elicit emotions held tight. Each reader will find his or her own life pain and loss within the words spread before them like a feast to be swallowed until the soul has been touched." Barbara Sinor, PhD, author "Tales of Addiction and Inspiration for Recovery" Learn more at www.NickPurdon.com From the World Voices Series at Modern History Press www.ModernHistoryPress.com
A very deep and concise verse of poetry portraying the author's innermost thoughts and feelings, each poem sensitively written from the heart by the author.
The poems carry their own story and is up to the reader, like any good poem, how to inter-prate the moral and message that is given. Every emotion is felt as you work your way through the book. To fully appreciate and understand where the writer is coming from, you need take a time out and read these when you are in a contemplative mood.
The descriptive poetry is accompanied by black and white illustrations by Felicity Purdon adding to the message within each poem in which the poet wants you to see.
Even though the book has 25 poems it will touch you emotionally and in busy times might even slow you down to contemplate what you have just read and make you that little bit calmer.
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