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Book details
  • Genre:POETRY
  • SubGenre:Subjects & Themes / Inspirational & Religious
  • Language:English
  • Pages:258
  • eBook ISBN:9781667878201
  • Paperback ISBN:9781667878195

Shaping the Wind


by Mark Haberstroh

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This book is dedicated to all Sensitives. These are among the millions who have had experiences of an otherworldly nature, some of which are understandable and many incomprehensible. Sensitives in all cultures have the privilege of gaining glimpses into the world of causes, where the energies and powers behind phenomena become perceptible, experienced. They delve beneath rather than float upon the surfaces of things. When making efforts to communicate their experiences, many are not understood, marginalized, and rejected as weird, unstable, mentally unhealthy. Societal inclusiveness of that which is different and anomalous is rarely evident. The poetry in 'Shaping the Wind' seeks to bring glimpses from that other world and provide a poetic structure for the beauty that resides there, and a beauty that manifests directly through that world's interactions with the Everyday. External nature and the interior life of the human being interweave in myriad ways. Art always seeks to reveal, embellish, and highlight the intimate interstices and correspondences existing in all relationships.

The following poems are meditative images intended to hopefully yield an enlightening moment, prompting a joyful leap in awareness, a transformative and exuberant “Yes!” They might also lead to a quiet and profound realization that simply settles into a deep and abiding serenity. All exude their own individual energy. The beauty of Haiku permeates them with its gentle and subtle wisdom. Regardless of the many things these poems could be, the hope is that their imagic impress will find a place in the life blood of the reader; that they might spark thoughts and feelings which gravitate increasingly toward the astonishing and nearly unfathomable mysteries of life.

About the author
Mark Haberstroh was born in Phoenix, Arizona, raised in Woodstock, New York, and attended art school in Europe.