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  • Genre:POETRY
  • SubGenre:American / General
  • Language:English
  • Pages:304
  • Paperback ISBN:9781667872407

Turbulent Waves

Enigmatic micro-writes cast ashore during a global pandemic

by Verde Mar

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Turbulent Waves is a collection of enigmatic, melancholic, and romantic micro-poetry written by Verde Mar during the years of the COVID-19 global pandemic. Turbulent Waves is not designed to be read iteratively from start to finish. Your own emotional turbulence should determine how you navigate the various seas within its shores. To do so, map your state of mind to one of the eleven elements in the table of contents and allow the poetry in that section to guide your experience within this turbulent ocean of linguistic alkahests.

Verde Mar wrote Turbulent Waves as a member of Twitter's writing community. Turbulent Waves is divided into eleven sections or "elements", including "Komorebi," the effect of sunlight filtering through the leaves of trees; "Saudade," the love that remains even after someone is gone; and "Petrichor," the mild and pleasant smell or scent of earth associated with the first rain after a dry spell. Each element showcases enigmatic, melancholic, and in some cases "poly-paradoxical" micro writes that work within the theme of that element.

About the author

Verde Mar began writing enigmatic, melancholic micro-poetry on Twitter just as the global pandemic began. Born in Rhode Island just off the Wampanoag Trail by the Narragansett Bay, he travelled to New Mexico to earn a bachelor's degree in Computer Science and began a career in technical writing in the San Francisco Bay Area. His family built a home by the ocean in Half Moon Bay just as they welcomed twin children onto our blue-white box of rain. An avid vinyl LP audiophile and science fiction reader, Verde loves to ski and allows golf to play him. He now lives in Rancho Mirage, CA and dreams of the days when today's college tuition wasn't almost the price of a home.

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