Praise and Poems
[The] poems honour the poetic spirit of Borges, questioning, contemplating, wondering, following the wavelets as they ripple away from person or an event, engaging the most treasured of all gifts – poetic imagination – to follow them upstream or downstream. A beautiful sense of puzzlement, of mystification, of gratidtude, pervades all. Questions go unanswered. Some calls find no echo. Some stones skimmed across the surface of the water skip to a distant shore, some drop into the depths. Here is poetry.
William Rowlandson, (from the Introduction)
Kent University, Canterbury, England
Hopkins and Wellbeloved are the only modern poets whose work I will take out of the house with me, to read in a park or a cafe, for example. In Praying for Flow, I have found new companions on the path: enigmatic, humorous, spirited, profound and wise. And all in a language which is as accessible as it is refined and potent. Here, art is raised to a new nature through the alchemy of Wellbeloved’s sensitive awareness.
Joseph Azize, Visiting Fellow,
University of Technology, Sydney, Australia
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