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The poems discussed below are found in Ramparts & Ruins:
TREASURES OF CONTEMPLATION
Eagan’s Treasure – Oftentimes a loss perceived as extremely devastating can lead to genuine riches. Read more.
Rafe’s Treasure – Not all treasures can be found with a map. Read more.
Silent Reflection – In silence we hear the most.
A Wish for a Genie – Our faith in life can be restored in the most unexpected ways.
Waxing Wonder – Burdens are relative.
Impossible Request – The cosmos’s power is absolute, but subtle.
A Stroll Down the Shore – Bidding farewell to a loved one can be beautiful, and lead to strength and enlightenment. Read more.
Remember – We are never alone, as all that has ever existed still exists and always will.
The Land of Mist – What beauty awaits in the subtle realms of thought and beyond?
Earned Escape – Only personal responsibility and hard work will lead to true rewards and advancement.
Everwhen – The cosmos’s structure is profoundly beautiful and geometrical.
WAVES OF BEAUTY AND DECAY
The Castle – Brilliance and obtuseness appear to cycle through all aspects of the cosmos.
Darkness – We structure our world with every decision we make. Read more.
Enchanted Fortress – As we become mired in mundane everyday occurrences, we tend to overlook the magic that surrounds us.
Unimpeded – There is an extreme danger in pretending not to notice something that can destroy the beautiful.
Eyes that Saw – Some struggle with the rate of humanity’s progress.
TEMPTERS AND CAPTORS
Unseen Tempter – Straying onto a dark path can lead to ruination.
The Leprechaun – Greed leads to destruction.
Captor – The distractions of the material universe are easy to fall victim to.