Tuesday, May 26, 2015
BOOK REVIEW: "Constructed of Magic and Other Poems on the Immortality of the Human Spirit" by Louis Alan Swartz
What Would Life be Like if You Knew You Were an Immortal Spiritual Being?
"It is my viewpoint that each man has his own unique magnificence regardless of race, religion, nation, tribe, station in life, customs and beliefs...," so writes poet, Louis Alan Swartz.
Constructed of Magic and Other Poems on the Immortality of the Human Spirit is a refreshing collection of poems that explore the beauty of who we are as spiritual beings. Our ability to love, dream, create futures, even die with dignity are all part of who we are and why we are here. These poems don't pretend to give final answers to any of the big questions about life, but they do help us to look and come to our own understanding.
I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
Okay, let's forget the realistic components that might go against some of the religious beliefs (or lack thereof) of my readers. As you read above, you can see what Mr. Swartz is trying to do here and in many cases I am sure he succeeded.
But, like me, let's say you already know death isn't the end. Or, like others, you think the idea of life after death is hocum. That's fine and you don't need to alter your worldview whatsoever to read this book. It is filled with beauty. The poetry is simple and easy to understand, covering many topics relating to the human soul.
I read it in an hour, sometimes reading a poem a few times over because they were just that good. I have to keep this short here, because I believe everyone needs to come to their own conclusions when it comes to poetry, but I will say that it has been a very long time since I read something so sincere.
Mr. Swartz has a true gift!
4/5--beautiful and thought-provoking.
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