From the Publisher
Throughout the centuries poetry has communicated and conveyed esoteric thought, in such as way as to impassion the reader, inspiring us through something which would not otherwise be felt or considered if not for that solitary and often matchless voice of the poet. Rarely is this feat achieved by a new poet. Elbert Sherrod, the new voice, has in The Souls Sweet Simple Music, gifted us with such a voice which will not soon be forgotten. His mastery of a simple time and place approach; his excellent economy of words, but not thought, is a grand introduction indeed. His poems manifest the true power of poetry. In his own words "Poetry has a Power and that Power is People, to draw, to hold and to mesmerize, the power to rip open and pour in a new heart". The Souls Sweet Simple Music is what is produced when poetry is lived and breathed by the poet.
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The Souls Sweet Simple Music presents new poems from an exciting, new, yet prolific poet. The work combines a classic poetry style with innovative rhythm in verse and prose. The feel of these dynamic poems combined with tremendous range of this collection will make it a favorite to pick up again and again.
Elbert Sherrod has set a new pace with his memorable poetic style with a classic feel. His poem "I Believe in Women", presents a man's view of the superiority of women, simply express, yet unforgettable.
The book is remarkably ordered, mounting in its delivery of esoteric thoughts and feelings expressed so masterfully and eloquently. The work moves from the poet's reflection of life, to his quiet contemplation of God with "The Universe", "I Can Not Know You" and "Draining", to riveting thought of considering the greatest of Time, Mind and Love.
"The Face of Death", superbly presents what happens, when one turns off the "creative you, brash arrogant in thoughts and words, in truncated pieces of life experiences." The book finishes with an amazing chapter filled with the poet's personal reflections and life experiences, expressing the full range of human emotions.
The Soul's Sweet Simple Music truly exudes from all nodes.