Verses Across the Year 2008

by Elizabeth Clayton



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 1/13/2010

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 250
ISBN : 9781426920264

About the Book

Musings is the recording of all verses written by Elizabeth Clayton in 2008. In addition, there are a number of earlier verses, creating the ambiance she wishes to effect. It is a wellspring of moving sentiment, recorded as it was experienced. She has added notes to help balance the sentiment so that reviewing these pieces will not leave the reader fatigued or press him into a complexion that would be an unsatisfied one. She has chosen to write her musings in free verse so that she is not encumbered by the conventional restrictions.

Her absolute joy in the feast of life brings the reader back from the pensiveness and the dark presence that is the basis for many of the verses.

Why has this grail been held from Me, in its fullness; for in my beggar soul, I weep, into The grail of part Awareness, less fulfillment, with an agony As words indescribable, that my geese My box, my vase, my bell—these Have no soul but appropriate Silence.

Elizabeth, February 7, 2008

About the Author

Elizabeth Clayton is a retired college professor with graduate degrees in English and Psychology. She has written mostly poetry since having an accident, and retiring in 1995. She teaches courses in English Composition and Literature at a small liberal arts university nearby. She lives in her country home near Jackson, Mississippi.