This is a volume of poetry which will appeal to lovers of both simple poetry and poetry of depth and complexity. Craddock writes nature beginning his volume of verse with simple short poems, laced with poetry exploring nature, then extends into human interaction with nature and aspects of human nature probed in contemporary and historical context.
Craddock has revisited themes of nature, time, cosmic consciousness, which he explores and pursed in Eagles Soar On High Thermals, while extending ideas found in the esteemed volume of poetry, Leaves of Grass, by Walt Witman into contempory scientific discoveries.
Craddock has weaved links in nature crossing between nature and the natural world and the nature of society, descending down through various cultures countries and societies. Brushstroke echoes of William Wordsworth, Edgar Allan Poe and Sylvia Plath will intermix the beauty of nature with romantic or current issues including pollution, global warming and land rape of prestine wilderness areas. A gothic tribute to Poe's poem annabel Lee is made with a Scottish highland twist.
A must read for inquisitive minds desiring to pursue poetic expression, thoughs engaging with insights into enduring mysteries of life and nature.
About the Author
Terence Craddock studied Renaissance, Romantic, Augustan, Victorian and Twentieth Century Poetry; American, Australian, New Zealand, Medieval English and Greek and Roman literature at Canturbury University. His poetry is unique contemplative diverse, penned with a painter's constructed tone symmetry light shade, an appreciative love of inspiring nature.