by Mark Tickton|
134 Pages, Paperback, 5 x 8
"Words" is an ensemble of fifty six short poems and twelve micro-stories. Through the minimalistic medium of about forty symbols, the content of "Words" strives to paint vivid pictures of the duality inherent in this creation. It is intended to be emotionally and intellectually provocative. Polarity is represented by alternating positive and negative moods. Love and loneliness, marriage and divorce, sadness and happiness, religion and spirituality, are some of the dichotomies addressed through the use of allegory, narrative and anecdote. The central theme of duality is also structurally embedded in the work in various ways. The most obvious being the straight forward contrast of black ink on white paper – yin and yang. Another example, is the juxtaposition of clumps of words with a few letters strung together. The reader will be able to discern several other such devices. While the relevancy of this book relies in large measure upon the reader’s imagination, it is hoped that everyone will find sincerity in "Words".
About The Author
"Words" is authored by someone who has one particular fascination – words. Firstly, I believe that words are intrinsically magical – woven together they can become a magic carpet capable of transporting us to any realm of our own choosing. Secondly, words can be challenging – I can happily spend hours contemplating upon and searching for exactly the “right” word. "Words" is authored by someone who is the recipient of three wonderful gifts: From my father; a profound love for and appreciation of the English language. From my mother; a priceless sense of compassion. From God; a loving wife full of grace.