Between our first paper and our final granite markings, our lives evolve. During this limited time on earth, we garner numerous experiences, some of which may hinder our vision and change our perceptions without our awareness. The death of a loved one is one such tragedy that can blind, sometimes completely.
In this volume of primarily free verse poetry, author David J. Gluck addresses this challenge we all experience sometime in our lives. The work, a two-year journey through grief, conveys Gluck's feelings as he discovers how to live an engaging life after the death of his mother.
Communicating in a strong narrative voice, the poems in Paper and Granite: Between the Markings offer a serious presentation of significant thoughts and emotions. Gluck reminds us that we must never forget those who affected us and made us who we are. Nevertheless, we must learn to see beyond the stones no matter how difficult this may be.