Contemplative Couplets

by Walt McConville



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 5/19/2006

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 7x10
Page Count : 100
ISBN : 9781412053815

About the Book

A Riot of Random Rhyming!

Here is a compendium of rhymed couplets that will truly captivate your inner rhythmic pattern. Each produces a special natural charm that will tempt you to think, "I really couldn't have said or written it any better myself!"

Walt McConville has sifted through his output of coupled end-rhymes and has chosen a number which instinctively lend themselves to a primitive beat. They are unapologetic in their forthright approach and leave readers wishing for more!

About the Author

After completing his education in Vancouver and Calgary, Walt was employed by International Petroleum Company for 11 years in Ecuador and Peru. On returning to Canada, he was 37 years in the travel field "telling people where to go," managing various agencies, and escorting worldwide tours and cruises until his retirement.

Past newsletter editor, archivist, and vice president of Victoria & Islands branch of the Canadian Authors Association, Walt currently tutors an authors' poetry group, while attempting to reconcile today's trendy "shock-type" literature with previous conventional styles. He has written seven books, a couple of plays, three musicals, and over 500 poems, technical articles and short stories published in Canada, Peru, the U.K., and U.S.A.

A lifelong love of poetry enlivens this sumptuous banquet of "Rhymes and Reasons" dating from 1927 to 2001, with nostalgic references to memorable Canadian and world events along the way. A hip trip!

Walt McConville has also written a collection of "Poems With Punch" in a book called Fiery Facets. It can be ordered from Primrose Press at 317-1236 Verdier Avenue, Brentwood Bay, BC, V8M 1P3, Canada, for $15.95 Can/$10.95 U.S. per copy, plus $4.00 postage and handling for the first and $2.00 for each additional book, autographed by the author.

Walt's novel Anxious In Talara is also available through Trafford Publishing.