He chose the path of the Ronin, the masterless warrior.
He picked up not his sword, only the pieces of a broken heart.
Slowly, he set out on a mission to gently put back the pieces,
Seeing how each piece fits by looking in life's way.
He learnt to sing with the birds; he ran with the wolves,
Flying with the eagles; he won the battle with the devil.
Driven by events in life, Rainier travelled the expanse of Australia as a young man, aimlessly riding in the wind without a set destination or schedule. After his journey of many years concluded, Rainier returned home to build a foundation, reflect on life's meaning, and poetically express his related thoughts and feelings.
In a second volume of diverse verse, Rainier shares poems that provide further insight into his life experiences, lessons learned, and inspired thoughts. Through his candid reflections, Rainier provides a lyrical glimpse into his continued search for emotional fulfillment and growth through life experiences that expose the polarities of emotions such as joy and sorrow, success and failure, the elation of love and the pain of loss, the smiles of contentment and tears of emptiness.
Growth! Enlightenment of the Soul is a collection of poems that share an introspective analysis of one man’s life experiences as he grows and develops an appreciation of life, the grandest of gifts ever bestowed upon us.