Orpheus Umlimited

by T O R Yates

ISBN 978-1-875934-76-8
55 Pages
Price: AUS$19.80 (GST inc)

Poignant collection of poems expressing the joys and sorrows of both love and nature.

Ann Williams

Yates is a wanderer through nature. He paints from his palette of language, carefully mixing words such as flowers, garden, and love; the sea, clouds, and the beach; or song and dance, to create pictures, even videos in one's mind. This poetry outside the present norm unobtrusively prompts one to linger, pause and see the beauty of 'autumn leaves ... dappled by the sun'; the 'garden where the tulips stir'; 'or the crimson damask of the clouds stream far' ... 'trailing their delicate and slender rods'. A lover of journaling may find such lines as 'Once as I sat beside my window still', or 'The famine and the flood within my life' to be useful creative writing prompts.