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Book details
  • Genre:POETRY
  • SubGenre:Inspirational & Religious
  • Language:English
  • Pages:180

Love, Coffee, Tennis, Desire

Tiny Love Poems from Cafes to Courts

by John Oakley McElhenney

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Overview

John McElhenney's "love, coffee, tennis, desire" is a continuation of love poems started with Impossible Love Poems. Short bursts of poetic imaginings, longings, songs, and prayers for the woman who has not shown up yet, or one who left long ago.

Description

Continuing to attempt the perfect love poem, John McElhenney reaches inside in bursts of brilliance and pain. This single dad is still recovering from the greatest loss of his life and trying to make sense of the new world. Enjoy this collection of poems that continues his journey started with Impossible Love Poems. Sometimes the sense of story is as powerful as the language and cadence of these epiphanies. Ever grasping for the perfect word, the attempt at articulation, these poems will bring you smiles, tears, and heart connections with the poet. One example of the closest I've come to crafting a tiny love poem.

it is simple
and nothing
a poem
about loving someone
you, in particular

but it is something
a nudge a prayer and promise
in the direction of becoming
a song
a dance
a time we share

7-2-14

About the author

Writer and poet, John McElhenney has gained a large audience for his honest emotion-first navigation of the heartbreak and recovery of divorce. His writing is syndicated on The Huffington Post as well as The Good Men Project. By day he solves digital marketing challenges, by night he plays music and tennis and works to be the best single father he can be.

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