Peace Is Blooming : Poetry & Reflections
In a world filled with violence, chaos, and despair, author Al Drinkwine dares to imagine that things could be different. In this collection of poems and reflections, Drinkwine offers a vision of society where might does not always make right-and money is not the true measure of wealth. In reflections on topics ranging from the true cost of war to the need for humor and grace in life, Drinkwine dares readers to reexamine old suppositions and contemplate new ways of thinking and being in the world. The reflections and poems are organized in a way that mirrors the life cycle and structures of a plant. Drinkwine draws powerful comparisons between the growth of seeds and ideas and asserts that small victories and waning hope must be tended like delicate shoots in order for true peace to bloom in our society and throughout the world. Come walk through this garden of poems and reflections, where ideas are given space to grow and, hopefully, nourish hearts and minds.
- Paperback | 168 pages
- 139.7 x 215.9 x 9.65mm | 272.15g
- 18 Apr 2015
- United States
- black & white illustrations
About Al Drinkwine
Al Drinkwine was raised on a small farm in northern Wisconsin with his eight brothers and sisters. A lover of the outdoors since childhood, Drinkwine continues to incorporate nature imagery and themes into his writing. Drinkwine and his gracious and fun-loving wife, Jerrie, met after high school and were married during his four years in the US Air Force. Together they raised three children: Paul, Troy, and Nicole.