An Exploration through Poetry and Prose

by James Carroll Simms Ph.D



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 1/14/2008

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 104
ISBN : 9780595480401
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 104
ISBN : 9780595601394

About the Book

Searching for identity, truth and meaning? Have you already started on your journey? Inside you will find both prose and poetry exploring themes of abandonment, emotional pain, meaning, authenticity, commitment and identity. The last five chapters are expressed exclusively in prose. It is there that you will see how these themes tie in with moral and spiritual development, mysticism, self-realization and natural science.

As the search for meaning is traced, prose is interspersed with poetry, and gives order and context to the poems, while the poems illustrate and give emphasis to the writings. The introduction in Chapter 1 describes what poets attempt to do in writing poetry. The book contains reflections on life as well as on poetry itself, with poems about living, learning, loving, and dreaming-poems about the human condition. The author asks about our place in the larger scheme of things, our place in the cosmos, and how we come to recognize that.

The technique of interspersing prose with poetry permits the reader to trace his own search for identity, truth and meaning. This technique also promises the reader to have sparkling insights on the interface of philosophy, psychology and natural science.

About the Author

James Carroll Simms, Ph.D. was born in Washington, D.C. in 1928, and served in the military during the Korean Conflict. Following this he entered the University of Maryland where he obtained his B.A. and M.A. degrees in sociology with minors in philosophy and psychology. He completed his doctoral studies at Emory University in 1962.