The golden, plastic shining star
That crowns our holly days tree
Has nothing to do with Egyptian glyph
Or Christian myth.
It's a symbol of the solstice to me.
The miracle for which we wait On each year's longest night
Involves one of the great mysteries of life.
The heaviest thing in the universe
The sun's the one we celebrate
Because it's heavy
And because it's our only source of light.
Poet Ted Thompson focuses on the secrets of his life in his poetry collection, The House of the Old Poet. Divided into four sections, the poems relate the different stages of Thompson's life.
In "Growing up in Scarsdale," Thompson remembers his childhood, and "Heart Work" describes his long quest for love. "Totems" examines things with mystical and compelling connections, whereas "Searching for Paradise" is just what its title suggests.
As he did in his first poetry collection, Thompson includes some of his original surreal paintings, which burst with his unique visions. The blend of artwork and poetry in The House of the Old Poet will create a stunning feast for your senses.