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A RING OF LEAVES AND OTHER POEMS

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by: James S. Stewart
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Publication Date: July 11, 2013
Book Size: 6" x 9"
Pages: 105
Binding: Perfect Bound
ISBN: 9781620306536
$13.50

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Book Synopsis
A RING OF LEAVES is 4 sets of poems: GAIA'S THEMES, an Earth love set, APOLLO'S CONSTERNATION, a view of mankind's historical errors, as seen from space, TAILRACE TALES, memories of growing up in rural Mono Basin, just east of Yosemite, and last the RING OF LEAVES, miscellany that fell from this Old Tree in the autumn of his 93 year residence on this blue and white planet,. It is hoped that the scientific emphasis aids in spreading knowledge of how closely we are tied to old mother Earth and how loosely but absolutely we are disciplined by Her. An APPENDIX, an open letter to my Great Grandchildren on the historic importance of the ideas and goals set down in the Preamble to the Constitution of the United States closes the book. Brief END NOTES are included to provide context.
Customer Comments
James S. Stewart
Posted: September 10, 2013
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This comment was made by Ms. Sara McGanty, a retired teacher, in a handwritten note to the author after reading a proof copy of the book.
"Jim -- This is a truly beautiful book. I intended to read it leisurely. Once I started I couldn't put it down!
I would suggest this is a book for college texts. Teenagers are seldom serious enough to appreciate really good poetry. Adults who like poetry will enjoy it as well. Don't re-write ANYTHING. It is well arranged and flows beautifully. Continue to write poetry. I should say 'create' not write. You have real talent, Jim. Thanks for sharing. I am honored to receive mention in your "Acknowledgements." Good luck. Sara"
Anonymous
Posted: September 10, 2013
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My favorite was "Son of Bonobo" because it reminded me of my high school biology class.
Anonymous
Posted: September 28, 2013
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Many, many thanks for sending the book. Suzy and I have begun to read it aloud, as poems should be read. It is a truly extraordinary consilience of science, philosophy and aesthetics - a great pleasure to experience.
About The Author
Mr. Stewart was raised in Mono Basin, living in the near isolation of the hydro-electric generating plants which nestled under the sharp eastern escarpment of the Sierra Nevada, abutting the boundary of Yosemite National Park. A childhood and early youth enhanced by having a physically active ex-teacher mother, a well-read Scottish father addicted to trout fishing and the rights of laboring men, and three siblings in the geology textbook known as the Mono Basin produced a philosophic mind doomed to see all human activity not founded on scientifically reinforced fact sets as fodder for the trash collector. Recent brain research has not dimmed this mantra.