Organic Soul by Christopher Taft Kenyon

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“These poems aim broadly to model inspirational self-reflection for the reader based on the speaker’s observations of the natural world…While this more formal exercise will hold appeal for the author’s friends and family, it isn’t likely to satisfy serious readers of contemporary poetry.”
-BlueInk Review

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There is an essential element of nature which defies reason, logic, or science. An element which emanates from my experiences living in the majestic hills and valleys of Vermont’s Green Mountains. A calling, if it were, where the working land speaks, and the wind sings, and the ever changing skies dazzle our sight with amazing color and clarity. Only when one captures the breath, the life, and the feeling of such a place which has inspired many generations by its breathtaking beauty, abundant freshness, and pastoral beckoning can one begin to understand this element.
From this element one can achieve valuable insight into more than the heart and mind of a writer, but also partake in a richer part of the fabric of life woven across fields, and lakes, and mountains always changing with the seasons. I simply share with the reader a love for poetry mostly presented in classical English sonnet style.
Further inspiration for this work will consider the role that nature plays in creating the essential element to define our life and time. I attempt to move past describing climate that only dampens or brightens daily lives to how it actually defines feelings and moods. Belonging to the Vermont experience means seeking out those treasured hollows, and stepping lightly out atop those hilly ledges, and smiling brightly at the sun and sky and water and grass. We can smile at ourselves too for all our rugged beauty.
Thankfully --- partly, it must be said, thanks to the vision and sense of loyalty of generations of those who have come before us, what they have taken, and what they have left behind; this essential element collectively cherishes and preserves this unique heritage.
This essential element, I am calling…..Organic Soul.
 

About Christopher Taft Kenyon

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This is my first attempt at publishing and distributing my own poetry that I write when I’m not duffing around on my old 1957 Allis Chalmers tractor up on my organic vegetable farm & vineyard in Alburgh Springs, VT. I reside in St. Albans, VT.
 
Published August 22, 2013 by AuthorHouse. 138 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Literature & Fiction, Science & Math. Non-fiction
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Below average
on Apr 28 2014

“These poems aim broadly to model inspirational self-reflection for the reader based on the speaker’s observations of the natural world…While this more formal exercise will hold appeal for the author’s friends and family, it isn’t likely to satisfy serious readers of contemporary poetry.”

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