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NIGHT READING FOR THE NEXT ICE-AGE

ISBN 978-0-9560289-0-7

What a beautiful production Paul's book is, and his verses are very strong indeed....
..... I've learned to think of poetry as a language which speaks through the senses to the soul in a manner which voluptuously resists the intellect, and this collection meets these criteria on every count.
He has a fine way with consonants and vowels which sets the tongue dancing across the palate, and is truly generous with his prodigious store of images, both personal and archetypal.
....his alchemical journey has transformed him into a true poet.

Lindsay Clark. Author of:

The Chymical Wedding (winner of the Whitbread Fiction Prize in 1989)
The Water Theatre
Parzival and the Stone from Heaven
Essential Celtic mythology
Traditional Celtic stories
The War at Troy
Return from Troy
Alice's Masque
Sunday Whiteman

I've been enjoying your poems ..... Each one leaves me with a new word or strong image. I like the density and richness of your metaphors, especially the bold way you tackle the moon and stars, for instance, always finding a new and surprising way to depict just when I'd thought it impossible to pay anything but hackneyed homage to those old impostors! It was a help, of course, to know a little of alchemy, esp. in the second section - I admire the way you use its imagery so sparingly and obliquely, respecting the evanescent nature of our mercury...

Patrick Harpur. Author of:

The Philosophers' Secret Fire
Daimonic Reality
A Complete Guide to the Soul
Mercurius - The Marriage of Heaven and Earth

A collection of thirty of my poems, is now available. It is bound in cloth and boards, measures 220 mm x 153 mm (8.70 " x 6.00"), and consists of eighty pages of fine Veronese paper, plus an accompanying CD of me reading the poems, and an entertaining 'history' of all the southern Italian adventures leading up to its production. It comes in a beautiful dark blue presentation case, featuring the same photograph as that on the cover of the book itself.


CONTENTS

xi Preface: The Alchemical voice
xiii Foreword by John Moat

Part I

Errantries
Hunting Amber
The Devious Angel
Evolution
Moon Sledging
Serpent
Premonition
Memento Mori
Fire to the Frost
Skylark
Brigsted's Nightingale

Part II
Imago Mundi
Autopsy
Amygdala
Skater
Waxwork
The White Horse
Grounded
Shulamite - Twelve nocturnes
Stormbed
Round Trip
Prospero's Island
Designing the Hermitage

Part III
The Baptist
Mata Hari's Lover
The only way I know
The moon in clouds
Winter afternoon
Dreamtime
Visitation



The price is 22.00 ( 25.00) which includes packaging and posting.

Contact Paul at:

Paul F. Cowlan,
Hainerweg 3,
D-60599 Frankfurt am Main,
Germany

Tel: 0049 (0)69 616 789
E-mail:
paulcowlan@arcor.de

On receipt of your payment the book will be dispatched from Germany or England, together with the invoice, in s or s, as appropriate.