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AB Antiquo, AB Aeterno Paperback – November 18, 2010
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- Midwest Book Review
"Albeit somewhat on the dark side, this book made me feel the same way that listening to 'Blues' music does -- at peace and just better."
- Claudia Jackson, NovelHelp
From the Author
- excerpt from Dream Logue Two, pg. 51
Top Customer Reviews
Do I truly care, or am I afraid of guilt? Do I truly love, or am I afraid of being alone? These shameful thoughts and vices ,do they speak the truth of me...or are they mere appendages cultivated by the proceedings of malignance? Furtive spirits whisper to each other as I pass in daily paces, but I cannot hear what they are saying... only the crossroads of death will reveal the verdict they have chosen, and then I will know whether to bear stigma or to kneel under the alighting sword of redemption. Do the heavens brag of me, or do they pity my blindness? Am I a martyr for peace, or a martyr for devils? I have carried defiance in my chalice for many miles, though I drink with hesitation in discord for its bitter taste. What, in truth, does this say of my nature?
His words are deeply-rooted and resonating from the pages in which they're written. Whether by hand or with his own eyes, Petit captures symbolic moments of love, dedication, personal triumph, individual failure and simple existence. Knowing these are all lessons we ponder and learn as we move along in our journeys, Petit's book proclaims to readers, `Only when you view life as a whole can you learn to love the day.'
By his own admission, Petit likes to combine the worlds of the mortal heart and mortal mind in an effort to achieve an imagination otherwise unexplored. His collection of poetry and prose is a true testament to this endeavor and a truly worthy-read for those who yearn for solace and an understanding to last them for years to come.
I wasn't sure what to expect exactly, but I found this author's work to be highly intelligent, insightful and his writing very sophisticated. It made one stop and think.
If an author's words can paint a picture in the reader's mind, he is successful. Mr. Petit has accomplished this with Ab Antiquo, Ab Aeterno. Albiet somewhat on the dark side, some may call it depressing, I found this book to be of great comfort as I recently experienced a personal loss. It's not easy for me to express into words as I am not a writer.
This book made me feel the same way that listening to "Blues" music does -- at peace and just better.
My favorite line from the book (Laburnine Lullaby), "Sleep remembers, and sleep forgets."