- Paperback: 150 pages
- Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (October 31, 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1467900370
- ISBN-13: 978-1467900379
- Product Dimensions: 5.1 x 0.3 x 7.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 7.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #10,697,432 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Tea & Sprockets: Poetic Nonsense Paperback – October 31, 2011
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Tea and Sprockets is honest. The poems speak of isolation, of feeling different from one's peers, of living in a time of perpetual war. However, Tea and Sprockets also speaks of enduring love, hope and a longing for peace within the poet and for the entire world. Thank you for giving your work to the world, D.L. Lang. That, itself, is a great act of peace. - Amy Gioletti
From the Author
It was always a dream of mine to publish a poetry book. I've been writing poetry since I was 11 years old. The two oldest poems in this book are Surf Clown and The Outsider. It's so awesome to be able to share my work with you, so please enjoy the journey! To me, poetry is a coping mechanism, spiritual journey, humorous observation, and linguistic exploration, but what it truly is: my soul on a page. The mystery of poetry is that the reader never truly knows what the writer was thinking, so it takes on a meaning of its own to each person who reads it and relates, or not, to it. I am an avid tea drinker. If you drink a cup of hot tea, you are forced to slow down and appreciate the tea. It is almost a meditative process. Poetry can have a similar contemplative quality about it. But then there's the sprockets: the every day routine where your mind is constantly churning and the world is constantly turning. You can read poetry in this way as well translated into music or film there is a speedy quality. When I write sometimes the poetry is a direct flowing of my soul so fast that my pen cannot keep up: that is the sprockets. Other times, this is the result of meditation on a theme or word--there's your tea. The spiritual and the mundane are life's tea and sprockets. I love reading non-fiction. Some of my favorite areas of study are Oklahoma history, marketing for artists, pretty much anything Judaic, the history of the 1960s, black history, sociology, and meditation. I also have numerous favorite poets including: Rabindranath Tagore, Jalal al-Din Rumi, Solomon Ibn Gabirol, Allen Ginsberg, e.e. cummings, Walt Whitman, and Henry David Thoreau. I would say though that the most profound influences have been those of musicians and bands such as Bob Dylan, Jim Morrison, Ringo Starr, The Beatles, The Monkees, and of Montreal.
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Top Customer Reviews
In this case, D. L. Lang's collection of poem "Tea & Sprockets" is one of those poetry books that caught my interest. The poems are robust, well crafted and pull the reader into the web of the author's imagination and emotion all the while leaving room for the reader to interpret to suit.
It would be hard to choose a favorite in a collection so varied but I have to say that I have a few. Those concerning losses especially spoke to me but there were many others that explored the joy of life that were just as moving. All in all I would say there is something for everyone and every mood in this collection and I recommend you download a copy, settle back with a nice beverage and enter into the world of the author's imagination.
Karen Bryant Doering,
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The poems are very direct, you do not have to guess what the meaning is. But yet, they are descriptive and well written.
How can it be that I live in pain,
When all around I see only gain,
How can it be that I long for someone,
When I am surrounded by everyone?
How can it be that magic fades?
Or is it just emotions' shades?
If you love poems, you will love this book. Eagerly waiting for more poem books from her!!