Andervayne's Dream, Creative Writing, Poetry, Writing

Andervayne’s Dream

The Tales of the Star Dancer

Star Dancer 3

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Mankind Limited – Succumb

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Would all the earth succumb to the concrete blanket of mankind? Was that the best legacy they could leave? Was their vision that limited?

One day there would come a time when it would be more profitable to tear these trees down than to leave them. Then there would be no power on earth that would save them. Even concerned consumers couldn’t stand in the way of profits anymore.

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Read an excerpt here.

Available as

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Andervayne’s Dream

Andervayne’s Dream
by
Scott Andrew Bailey

Andervayne's Dream, Creative Writing, Fantasy Fiction, Poetry, Self Publishing

What do you seek?

If it is a tale of a farmhand, dreaming of the landowners daughter, becoming a knight and facing trials amongst fantastical creatures. This might be the place for you


If it is the tale of two magical lover’s, dancing on a cloud, maybe you have found the moment to pause and take note.


If it is the tale of a knight’s rebellion against oppression, wait a while.


If you want to explore the ins and outs of ambitious courtiers and their magic, one step too far, then wait awhile


Step into my realm of dreams awhile.

Andervayne’s Dream

and other poems

Creative Writing, Fantasy Fiction, Fiction, Mankind Limited News, Poetry, Science Fiction, Self Publishing, Short Stories, Writing

Dip Into Something New

Slip away for a few hours, into other worlds – away from all the troubles of this one.

Perhaps into the future – a near future – dark and disturbing and yet – so close. There follow the fates of four people worn down and broken – or angry with the system. Who break out of it and try to break it. Who question why they did and falter in their resolve only to be thrown back into the fray to discover the truth within themselves. A tale that questions rebellion and its motivations while railing at the oppression around us. Try it.

Mankind Limited

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Or if not the future – then other worlds – supernatural ones – that impinge onto ours from – where? Some other dimension? The afterlife? Our own minds?

Where ever they come from – try these Thirteen Tales of the Ghostly variety.

Thirteen Tales of Ghosts

Thirteen Tales of Ghosts Cover

Or forget them all and take a moment each day  – to read a little poetry and think. Three hundred and sixty-five poems in all shapes and sizes sprung from dreams and emotion. Published day after day for a year. There are haiku, sonnets, katauta, lanturnes and many other forms – including free form. The moods are as varied as the forms and often reflect my mood on the day. There is sadness and grief, joy and love.

A Spring of Dreams

A Spring of Dreams Cover

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Softly Softly

Softly fear creeps – more chilling than any scream.

Get further under the covers and turn another page – if you dare

Thirteen Tales of Ghosts

By Scott Bailey

A collection of short stories concerning ghosts. Some are traditional ghost stories in the tradition of M.R. James and Edgar Allan Poe. Other are not. Some scare, some are fun. Some play with the concept of a ghost. There are ghosts who are out for revenge and the living avenging the spirits that curse them.

Ideal for sitting around a campfire and late at night under the covers. Or maybe not if the stories themselves are any guide.

Check it out on Amazon.

paperback version is now available for those who prefer the feel of the paper while huddling by the fire – on your own – in the dark – with that noise behind you……

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What do you seek?

If it is a tale of a farmhand, dreaming of the landowners daughter, becoming a knight and facing trials amongst fantastical creatures. This might be the place for you


If it is the tale of two magical lover’s, dancing on a cloud, maybe you have found the moment to pause and take note.


If it is the tale of a knight’s rebellion against oppression, wait a while.


If you want to explore the ins and outs of ambitious courtiers and their magic, one step too far, then wait awhile


Step into my realm of dreams awhile.

Andervayne’s Dream

and other poems

Thirteen Tales of Ghosts
Creative Writing, Fiction, Review, Self Publishing, Short Stories, Thirteen Tales, Writing

A Cracking Five Star Review

For Thirteen Tales

See the original here or read below.

I was very eager to acquire and read Thirteen Tales, by Scott Bailey, as I’m familiar with his writing from his blog. I like everything about his book–the cover art is spectacular, suggestive of Poe’s “Raven”; and the stories read quickly as you hunger for the next one–but try to slow down, and savor each one! I’m glad to have added Scott’s book to my home library–and highly recommend it. It makes a great gift too!

Thirteen Tales of Ghosts

Check it the book for yourself here and see if you agree.

And many thanks to R Ryan – also known as Ennle Madresan over at Abandoned Amenities for the review and kind words.

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Creative Writing, Daily Prompt, Poetry, Writing

Twentieth Century Taliesin

By Scott Bailey © 1999

I am the factory wall, despised and so defaced
Covered with graffiti, defiled and disgraced.
I am the concrete tower that holds up the concrete road
Bleak and faceless white, bearing my toxic load.
I am the bin on the street, bursting full with waste
Where rats and vermin crawl, around me in distaste.
I am the battered traffic cone abandoned in the hedge
A used forgotten prize of lives lived on the edge.
I am the street side gutter where dirty water flows
A place of infestation, where all the darkness goes.
I am the discarded knife with bloodstains on the blade
The close but unseen menace lurking in the shade.
I am the lofty tower spewing clouds into the air
That speed across the oceans, killing without a care.
I am the broken shelf with screws rent from the wall
That supported all the books and caused them all to fall.
I am the sodden cardboard box flapping in the street
Broken, limp, forgotten, always under feet.

Once I was a poet, bright-browed with golden-haired
Playing harp and singing, songs into the air.
Once I was a druid learning from the trees
Drawing strength from bark and wisdom from the leaves.
Once I was a warrior with proud and shining sword
Singing with my war-band a deep heroic chord.
Once I was a chieftain with princes round my hearth
Against war and cold and famine, our mighty hearts did laugh.
Once I was a king whose soul was all the land
Who tended all his people with a strong and generous hand.

But I made other people suffer
Now suffer myself in turn.
But as you wreak your vengeance
What lesson do you learn?

What lessons do you all forget?

Benjamin West [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
In response to my daily prompt Chief

#DailyPrompt, #amwriting, #postaday

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Family, Music

Friday Feeling

So, our eldest, Alexander is learning electric guitar at school. I thought it might be a fad but he has stuck at it and is getting very good.

So I thought only responsible and right to shows him some of the greats 🙂

We had a pleasant evening the other day having some father/son time browsing YouTube for great guitar players. (This was harder than expected, wrong generation I suppose.)

We found some classics, showed him some Clapton, some George Harrison, many rocky riffs. Even a bit of Seasick Steve!

Then we stumbled on this – I had never seen this before and it is quite something! So, take some timeout and enjoy it yourselves. You’re welcome.

Family, Music

Friday Feeling

So, our eldest, Alexander is learning electric guitar at school. I thought it might be a fad but he has stuck at it and is getting very good.

So I thought only responsible and right to shows him some of the greats 🙂

We had a pleasant evening the other day having some father/son time browsing YouTube for great guitar players. (This was harder than expected, wrong generation I suppose.)

We found some classics, showed him some Clapton, some George Harrison, many rocky riffs. Even a bit of Seasick Steve!

Then we stumbled on this – I had never seen this before and it is quite something! So, take some timeout and enjoy it yourselves. You’re welcome.

Andervayne's Dream, Creative Writing, Fantasy Fiction, Poetry, Self Publishing

What do you seek?

If it is a tale of a farmhand, dreaming of the landowners daughter, becoming a knight and facing trials amongst fantastical creatures. This might be the place for you


If it is the tale of two magical lover’s, dancing on a cloud, maybe you have found the moment to pause and take note.


If it is the tale of a knight’s rebellion against oppression, wait a while.


If you want to explore the ins and outs of ambitious courtiers and their magic, one step too far, then wait awhile


Step into my realm of dreams awhile.

Andervayne’s Dream

and other poems

Creative Writing, Etheree, Poetry, Writing

Sway

By Scott Bailey © 2019

All
That I
Survey is
Under my sway
That is what they say
The evidence is slim
So I start to understand
How perfidious is the world
And the darkness begins to seep in
The entropy of hope, and dream slayer
So I must strive to remember the truth
My eyes are my window to the world
What dwells behind them in my world
My kingdom and my domain
So here I shall remain
That is what I say
Under my sway
In my eye
That is
All

In response to COLLEEN’S 2019 WEEKLY #TANKA TUESDAY #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 132 #SYNONYMSONLY

Influence & Perception

Check the link for the guidelines and rules

A double Etheree

#Etheree

Lonely Tree
Creative Writing, Daily Prompt, Poetry, Writing

The Lonely Tree

By Scott Bailey © 2016

Lonely Tree

The lonely tree
Stood atop the blasted hill
Stark
Barren branches snatching
Rays from a mist-shrouded sun

Every now and then
Upon an errant breeze
Flits a weary bird
Resting one more time
On its final flight
Then falls

All around the roots
Dead birds and ash
Giving meager succour
To the lonely tree

One day
From that blood-soaked soil
This tree’s seed will rise
Green will conquer grey
Once more

But too late
For this final witness
Of our fall

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Breaking into the top 10!

Many thanks to everyone who downloaded my latest poetry collection during the launch promotion. If you get the time for a review that would help greatly. The good news is that it manged to break into the top 10 in its genre both in the UK and US, reaching no. 7 and 8 respectively.

Let’s hope it continues to attract attention and climb now it’s off promotion.

If you still interested head over to Amazon and get your copy.

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Andervayne's Dream, Creative Writing, Poetry, Self Publishing, Writing

It’s here!

Now available! – my latest poetry collection for free (Kindle edition only)! It’s only free for a limited time so get it while you can. Available on Amazon across the world – UK, US and more. See more information here.

Andervayne’s Dream and other poems

And as an added bonus – all my other books (in Kindle edition) are also on sale for the same period of time. So you can get them all for very little indeed! Click on the titles for more information on each.

Andervayne's Dream, Creative Writing, Poetry, Self Publishing, Writing

It’s here!

Now available! – my latest poetry collection for free (Kindle edition only)! It’s only free for a limited time so get it while you can. Available on Amazon across the world – UK, US and more. See more information here.

Andervayne’s Dream and other poems

And as an added bonus – all my other books (in Kindle edition) are also on sale for the same period of time. So you can get them all for very little indeed! Click on the titles for more information on each.

Andervayne's Dream, Creative Writing, Poetry, Self Publishing, Writing

It’s here!

Now available! – my latest poetry collection for free (Kindle edition only)! It’s only free for a limited time so get it while you can. Available on Amazon across the world – UK, US and more. See more information here.

Andervayne’s Dream and other poems

And as an added bonus – all my other books (in Kindle edition) are also on sale for the same period of time. So you can get them all for very little indeed! Click on the titles for more information on each.

Andervayne's Dream, Creative Writing, Poetry, Self Publishing, Writing

It’s here!

Now available! – my latest poetry collection for free (Kindle edition only)! It’s only free for a limited time so get it while you can. Available on Amazon across the world – UK, US and more. See more information here.

Andervayne’s Dream and other poems

And as an added bonus – all my other books (in Kindle edition) are also on sale for the same period of time. So you can get them all for very little indeed! Click on the titles for more information on each.

Andervayne's Dream, Creative Writing, Poetry, Self Publishing, Writing

It’s here!

Now available! – my latest poetry collection for free (Kindle edition only)! It’s only free for a limited time so get it while you can. Available on Amazon across the world – UK, US and more. See more information here.

Andervayne’s Dream and other poems

And as an added bonus – all my other books (in Kindle edition) are also on sale for the same period of time. So you can get them all for very little indeed! Click on the titles for more information on each.

Andervayne's Dream, Creative Writing, Poetry, Self Publishing, Writing

It’s here!

Now available! – my latest poetry collection for free (Kindle edition only)! It’s only free for a limited time so get it while you can. Available on Amazon across the world – UK, US and more. See more information here.

Andervayne’s Dream and other poems

And as an added bonus – all my other books (in Kindle edition) are also on sale for the same period of time. So you can get them all for very little indeed! Click on the titles for more information on each.

Andervayne's Dream, Creative Writing, Poetry, Self Publishing, Writing

It’s here!

Now available! – my latest poetry collection for free (Kindle edition only)! It’s only free for a limited time so get it while you can. Available on Amazon across the world – UK, US and more. See more information here.

Andervayne’s Dream and other poems

And as an added bonus – all my other books (in Kindle edition) are also on sale for the same period of time. So you can get them all for very little indeed! Click on the titles for more information on each.

Andervayne's Dream, Creative Writing, Poetry, Self Publishing, Writing

It’s here!

Now available! – my latest poetry collection for free (Kindle edition only)! It’s only free for a limited time so get it while you can. Available on Amazon across the world – UK, US and more. See more information here.

Andervayne’s Dream and other poems

And as an added bonus – all my other books (in Kindle edition) are also on sale for the same period of time. So you can get them all for very little indeed! Click on the titles for more information on each.

Andervayne's Dream, Creative Writing, Poetry, Self Publishing, Writing

It’s here!

Now available! – my latest poetry collection for free (Kindle edition only)! It’s only free for a limited time so get it while you can. Available on Amazon across the world – UK, US and more. See more information here.

Andervayne’s Dream and other poems

And as an added bonus – all my other books (in Kindle edition) are also on sale for the same period of time. So you can get them all for very little indeed! Click on the titles for more information on each.

Andervayne's Dream, Creative Writing, Poetry, Self Publishing, Writing

One More Day!

That’s it – just one more day to go to get your hands on this – my latest poetry collection for free (Kindle edition only)! It’s only free for a limited time so get it while you can. Available on Amazon across the world – UK, US and more. See more information here.

Andervayne’s Dream and other poems

And as an added bonus – all my other books (in kindle edition) are also on sale for the same period of time. So you can get them all for very little indeed! Click on the titles for more information on each.

Andervayne's Dream, Creative Writing, Poetry, Self Publishing, Writing

One More Day!

That’s it – just one more day to go to get your hands on this – my latest poetry collection for free (Kindle edition only)! It’s only free for a limited time so get it while you can. Available on Amazon across the world – UK, US and more. See more information here.

Andervayne’s Dream and other poems

And as an added bonus – all my other books (in kindle edition) are also on sale for the same period of time. So you can get them all for very little indeed! Click on the titles for more information on each.

Andervayne's Dream, Creative Writing, Poetry, Self Publishing, Writing

One More Day!

That’s it – just one more day to go to get your hands on this – my latest poetry collection for free (Kindle edition only)! It’s only free for a limited time so get it while you can. Available on Amazon across the world – UK, US and more. See more information here.

Andervayne’s Dream and other poems

And as an added bonus – all my other books (in kindle edition) are also on sale for the same period of time. So you can get them all for very little indeed! Click on the titles for more information on each.

Andervayne's Dream, Creative Writing, Poetry, Self Publishing, Writing

Two days to go!

Just two more days to go to get your hands on this – my latest poetry collection for free (Kindle edition only)! It’s only free for a limited time so get it while you can. Available on Amazon across the world – UK, US and more. See more information here.

Andervayne’s Dream and other poems

And as an added bonus – all my other books (in kindle edition) are also on sale for the same period of time. So you can get them all for very little indeed! Click on the titles for more information on each.

Creative Writing, Poetry, Writing

Andervayne’s Dream – The Golden Man

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The Golden Man

This was originally supposed to be the libretto for an opera. I wrote the words but it turned out it was too word heavy. The project was never completed so I dusted it off, edited and turned it into an epic poem.

There is no real structure here beyond rhyming and making it ‘songlike” but there is an allegorical tale to be wheedled out.

This is a much older poem and much more lighthearted. It has a strange format which is simply the structure of each twinned verse. It does not go beyond that. It is a flight of fantasy, magic without bounds, just letting my imagination run wild for the fun of it.

Keep an eye for more updates to follow. Or watch my author pages here or on Amazon

Andervayne's Dream, Creative Writing, Poetry, Self Publishing, Writing

Two days to go!

Just two more days to go to get your hands on this – my latest poetry collection for free (Kindle edition only)! It’s only free for a limited time so get it while you can. Available on Amazon across the world – UK, US and more. See more information here.

Andervayne’s Dream and other poems

And as an added bonus – all my other books (in kindle edition) are also on sale for the same period of time. So you can get them all for very little indeed! Click on the titles for more information on each.

Andervayne's Dream, Creative Writing, Poetry, Self Publishing, Writing

Two days to go!

Just two more days to go to get your hands on this – my latest poetry collection for free (Kindle edition only)! It’s only free for a limited time so get it while you can. Available on Amazon across the world – UK, US and more. See more information here.

Andervayne’s Dream and other poems

And as an added bonus – all my other books (in kindle edition) are also on sale for the same period of time. So you can get them all for very little indeed! Click on the titles for more information on each.

Andervayne's Dream, Creative Writing, Poetry, Self Publishing, Writing

Three days to go!

Just one, two, three more days to go to get your hands on this – my latest poetry collection for free (Kindle edition only)! It’s only free for a limited time so get it while you can. Available on Amazon across the world – UK, US and more. See more information here.

Andervayne’s Dream and other poems

And as an added bonus – all my other books (in Kindle edition) are also on sale for the same period of time. So you can get them all for very little indeed! Click on the titles for more information on each.

Creative Writing, Poetry, Writing

Andervayne’s Dream – Consciousness Cubed

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Consciousness Cubed

Unlike the other poems in this collection, this is not a tale. Instead, it is a stream of consciousness. I let my thoughts flow wherever they wanted to go, however, it uses a very strict form, so I had to channel those thoughts within the gullies created by the structures.

Keep an eye for more updates to follow. Or watch my author pages here or on Amazon

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Three days to go!

Just one, two, three more days to go to get your hands on this – my latest poetry collection for free (Kindle edition only)! It’s only free for a limited time so get it while you can. Available on Amazon across the world – UK, US and more. See more information here.

Andervayne’s Dream and other poems

And as an added bonus – all my other books (in Kindle edition) are also on sale for the same period of time. So you can get them all for very little indeed! Click on the titles for more information on each.

Andervayne's Dream, Creative Writing, Poetry, Self Publishing, Writing

Three days to go!

Just one, two, three more days to go to get your hands on this – my latest poetry collection for free (Kindle edition only)! It’s only free for a limited time so get it while you can. Available on Amazon across the world – UK, US and more. See more information here.

Andervayne’s Dream and other poems

And as an added bonus – all my other books (in Kindle edition) are also on sale for the same period of time. So you can get them all for very little indeed! Click on the titles for more information on each.

Andervayne's Dream, Creative Writing, Poetry, Self Publishing, Writing

Four days to go!

Only four more days to go to get your hands on this – my latest poetry collection for free (Kindle edition only)! It’s only free for a limited time so get it while you can. Available on Amazon across the world – UK, US and more. See more information here.

Andervayne’s Dream and other poems

And as an added bonus – all my other books (in Kindle edition) are also on sale for the same period of time. So you can get them all for very little indeed! Click on the titles for more information on each.

Creative Writing, Poetry, Writing

Andervayne’s Dream – Will You Follow the Knight

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Will You Follow the Knight

Another allegory in the form the tale of a knight. This is the shortest of the poems but still long at over 1200 words. The story is similar to Andervayne’s dream but with a simpler message.

Keep an eye for more updates to follow. Or watch my author pages here or on Amazon

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Four days to go!

Only four more days to go to get your hands on this – my latest poetry collection for free (Kindle edition only)! It’s only free for a limited time so get it while you can. Available on Amazon across the world – UK, US and more. See more information here.

Andervayne’s Dream and other poems

And as an added bonus – all my other books (in Kindle edition) are also on sale for the same period of time. So you can get them all for very little indeed! Click on the titles for more information on each.

Andervayne's Dream, Creative Writing, Poetry, Self Publishing, Writing

Four days to go!

Only four more days to go to get your hands on this – my latest poetry collection for free (Kindle edition only)! It’s only free for a limited time so get it while you can. Available on Amazon across the world – UK, US and more. See more information here.

Andervayne’s Dream and other poems

And as an added bonus – all my other books (in Kindle edition) are also on sale for the same period of time. So you can get them all for very little indeed! Click on the titles for more information on each.

Andervayne's Dream, Creative Writing, Poetry, Self Publishing, Writing

Five days to go!

The countdown has begun! Only five more days to go to get your hands on this – my latest poetry collection for free (Kindle edition only)! It’s only free for a limited time so get it while you can. Available on Amazon across the world – UK, US and more. See more information here.

Andervayne’s Dream and other poems

And as an added bonus – all my other books (in Kindle edition) are also on sale for the same period of time. So you can get them all for very little indeed! Click on the titles for more information on each.

Creative Writing, Poetry, Writing

Andervayne’s Dream – The Tales of the Star Dancer

Andervayne’s Dream
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The Tales of the Star Dancer

This is a much older poem and much more lighthearted. It has a strange format which is simply the structure of each twinned verse. It does not go beyond that. It is a flight of fantasy, magic without bounds, just letting my imagination run wild for the fun of it.

Keep an eye for more updates to follow. Or watch my author pages here or on Amazon

Andervayne's Dream, Creative Writing, Poetry, Self Publishing, Writing

Five days to go!

The countdown has begun! Only five more days to go to get your hands on this – my latest poetry collection for free (Kindle edition only)! It’s only free for a limited time so get it while you can. Available on Amazon across the world – UK, US and more. See more information here.

Andervayne’s Dream and other poems

And as an added bonus – all my other books (in Kindle edition) are also on sale for the same period of time. So you can get them all for very little indeed! Click on the titles for more information on each.

Andervayne's Dream, Creative Writing, Poetry, Self Publishing, Writing

Five days to go!

The countdown has begun! Only five more days to go to get your hands on this – my latest poetry collection for free (Kindle edition only)! It’s only free for a limited time so get it while you can. Available on Amazon across the world – UK, US and more. See more information here.

Andervayne’s Dream and other poems

And as an added bonus – all my other books (in Kindle edition) are also on sale for the same period of time. So you can get them all for very little indeed! Click on the titles for more information on each.

Creative Writing, Poetry, Writing

Andervayne’s Dream – The Golden Man

Andervayne’s Dream
Coming Soon

More Details

The Golden Man

This was originally supposed to be the libretto for an opera. I wrote the words but it turned out it was too word heavy. The project was never completed so I dusted it off, edited and turned it into an epic poem.

There is no real structure here beyond rhyming and making it ‘songlike” but there is an allegorical tale to be wheedled out.

This is a much older poem and much more lighthearted. It has a strange format which is simply the structure of each twinned verse. It does not go beyond that. It is a flight of fantasy, magic without bounds, just letting my imagination run wild for the fun of it.

Keep an eye for more updates to follow. Or watch my author pages here or on Amazon

Andervayne's Dream, Creative Writing, Fantasy Fiction, Poetry, Self Publishing, Writing

Rejoining the Blogosphere

and asking a favour.

So I have been relatively quiet on social media and the blog lately, confining myself to reblogs and teasers. This has largely been down to real life concerns taking over, things that needed attention and drained me.

But the other reason is that, having very little time, I dedicated it all to working on my next project – which is now ready! You may have seen the coming soon posts – that went on a lot longer than intended :-/

So now – it really is coming soon! From the 11th June to 15th will be the official launch and the book – Andervayne’s Dream and other poems – will be be free. As an added bonus all my other books will be on sale . for the same period.

Proper posts will be coming in the next few days to count down to the 11th.

The favour?

Share the heck out of them 🙂 Help me get the word out.

And if you fancy a good read – download it, enjoy it, and write up some reviews 🙂

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Andervayne’s Dream – Some Details

And Other Poems

Andervayne’s Dream
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Andervayne’s Dream

In these times of quick gratification and short attention spans, I decided to try and buck the trend and present something not only with greater length but also depth.

The poems in this collection were written over a long period and for different purposes. They are varied but they are all long. And they all represent challenges. Each was a challenge to myself, to sustain a quality of writing for a long period and within tight constraints of form while still telling a story. They also represent and challenge to the reader. The throw off the pressure of everyday life,  the pressure to hurry, hurry, hurry to take the time to read something, absorb it over time.

Such effort needs reward, these poems should not be a one-time quick fix. If the reader is going to put that effort in then there should be a payoff, they should be able to continue to get something from it afterwards. Whether that be from contemplation of what they have digested or from revisiting, rereading and seeing things they missed the first time around. So the final challenge to me was to provide this depth of content – not just quantity.

In the next few days, there will follow a brief description of each of the five poems in this collection.

Keep an eye for more updates to follow. Or watch my author pages here or on Amazon