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  • Genre:POETRY
  • SubGenre:Anthologies
  • Language:English
  • Pages:132
  • eBook ISBN:9798350922950
  • Paperback ISBN:9798350922943

The Cow Behind the Barn

Poems, Songs, and the Art of Being Human

by Kevin Caldwell

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Immerse yourself in the enchanting blend of poetry, songs, and essays in 'The Cow Behind the Barn.' Explore the mysteries of our ineffable world through Caldwell's evocative words and melodies.
Prepare to embark on a transformative journey through 'The Cow Behind the Barn,' a captivating collection of poetry, songs, and profound essays that delve into the very heart of our existence. Author Caldwell's exploration of the enigmatic tapestry of our world and the enduring truths we hold dear is masterfully encapsulated within these pages. This collection, reminiscent of a symphony of thoughts and melodies, unveils 31 original poems and 19 evocative songs. Each piece serves as a unique brushstroke on the canvas of life, capturing the essence of Caldwell's convictions and his profound reverence for the mysteries that surround us. The title itself, 'The Cow Behind the Barn,' is a nod to the beguiling nature of existence – a concept sparked by a painting crafted by Caldwell's own grandmother. As you delve into the poetic verses and melodic compositions, a sense of wonder unfolds, inviting you to explore the depths of the human spirit and the intricacies of the universe. Intricately woven within the fabric of the collection are thought-provoking essays that offer a glimpse into Caldwell's spiritual vision, which forms the foundation of his creative expressions. With insights into the nature of poetry, music, art, and the essence of our existence as inherently creative beings, these essays invite readers to embrace a more profound understanding of the interplay between art and spirituality. To elevate the experience further, 'The Cow Behind the Barn' generously offers suggestions for meditation practices and links to the songs included in the volume. The practices serve to facilitate a deeper exploration of the intersection between creativity and spiritual insight. And the opportunity to access the music and lyrics together adds depth to the richness of the reader's experience. Immerse yourself in this tapestry of words, melodies, and thought-provoking essays that invite you to ponder the ineffable mysteries of our world. Join Caldwell on this enchanting voyage as he unravels the threads that connect us to the vast cosmos and the truths that bind us together.
About the author
Kevin Caldwell's journey with the written word began in 1976, when he first started crafting poetry, songs, and music. Holding a B.A. in English Literature and a PhD in Translation Studies, Kevin's academic prowess beautifully complements his creative expressions. Having lived across multiple countries in Asia, Kevin and his family's immersion in diverse cultures kindled an appreciation for poetry and religious texts in Urdu and Sanskrit. His exploration into the history of religious text translation by both Muslims and Christians further enriched his perspectives. Kevin's artistic spirit extends to the realm of music, with four original albums – 'My Religion,' 'Bid the Ghosts Come In,' 'The Cow Behind the Barn,' and 'This Time' – gracing major streaming platforms including Spotify, Pandora, Apple Music, iTunes, and YouTube. The songs on each album showcase Caldwell's versatility and depth. Search by album titles or the name 'Kevin Higgins' to explore his musical journey. With a profound connection to literature, music, and translation, 'The Cow Behind the Barn' marks Kevin's first venture into the world of published books. His unique blend of academic insight and artistic flair promises an enriching experience for readers and listeners alike.

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