This week’s poetry pick is Tim Sherry’s One of Seven Billion, from MoonPath Press. These poems are personal–meditations, reflections, and investigations of a life lived–and the life experiences we on this planet share.
Many are nostalgic, setting the reader clearly in a specific time or place, evoking the past with its joys and idiosyncrasies. Many question, delve into the gray area of everything we know that we don’t know. Many celebrate family and long love, long marriage.
Spoken without artifice, these poems are like talking with a good friend who says, “Remember when…” or “What about this? Let’s take a look.” Tim Sherry takes the reader on a journey through living, with time to pause, take stock, and appreciate.
For a sample, read “The Bird Behind Jesus.”