Lost Thunder by David Galas

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Lost Thunder is the first book of poetry of a professional scientist who has written poetry for many years - almost 50, he says. It is a collection of poems from the last 15 years or so, and is intended as a piece of work in itself, rather than as a collection of pieces. Though he has put it together primarily for people he particularly cares about, family and friends, in the wide-ranging reflections and nuanced images in this work, there is much for everyone.

The work has three sections in which the author's insights, meditations and imaginings on science, nature and intellect in the first section, life and time, love and loss in the second, and his epiphanies on friendship, age, mortality and memory are played off against all of these in the third section. As he says, -the collision of the intellectual life that science demands of its practitioners and the human sense of time that living long brings, leads me to my personal, and I hope provocative, take on the inevitable themes of lyric poetry. mortality , love and time.
There is a wide range of styles and sensibilities displayed in this rich and surprising book. The cover and illustrations, drawings and photographs are all done by the author.


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Published September 15, 2009 by Dark Raven Press. 120 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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“the steel curtain of time” in “Rain Fell Today,” “pieces of days lived in sunlight and sound” in “The Poet’s Fate” and “knives of silken promise” in “Breasts.” Later poems tackle political and social issues and in their specificity are some of the most vibrant pieces of the whole, as the narrato...

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