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Boating Made Simple:
-Boat Naming Made Simple

-Sailing: A Parent's Guide to Junior Sailing

-Making It In The Business

-Days and Nights:
Tales of a Bedside Nurse

-How to Survive Your Hospital Stay

Premier Novels:
-Nobody Drowns in Mineral Lake

-Shadow Watcher

Psychosilly Act Books:
-Don't Smoke the Joists

-The Little Book of No

Writing For Pleasure:
-Cheyenne Warrior

-Forgiveness for Forgotten Dreams

-How to Write a Story...Any Story

-Letters Home:
A Reflection of a
Man's Survival

-Myths and Artists

-Running on Empty, Walking on Water

-Writing for Pleasure

Book Reviews:
-Cheyenne Warrior

-Forgiveness for Forgotten Dreams

-How to Write A Story...Any Story

-Making It In The Business

-Nobody Drowns In Mineral Lake

Myths and Artists

Myths and Artists
by Wayne Allen LeVine

Wayne Allen LeVine, the soulful, romantic mountain climbing poet, brings a spectacular new compilation of lyrical observations of the human experience to life in his book “Myths and Artists: Poems”. The lavender wings of phosphorescent dragonflies from his early memories find their way into his passionate words and lift them into the present so clearly that when we read his poems, we can feel the colors and hear the flavors he so eloquently writes about. 

Each poem in this collection captures a perspective of life like a camera on location.  Wayne directs us from all angles and perspectives, taking us on a ride through a magical world populated with characters from our imagination that somehow come to life in a symbolic orchestra of sensory pleasure. His goal is to illustrate for all of us what Joseph Campbell meant when he wrote years ago that “People say that what we are all seeking is a meaning for life. I don’t think that’s what we’re really seeking. I think that what we’re seeking is an experience of being alive, so that our life experience on the purely physical plane will have resonance within our own innermost being and reality, so that we actually feel the rapture of being alive…” It is obvious to the reader that Wayne, the author, uses his poetic expression to fully engage both himself and us in the “rapture of being alive” as he so vividly explains in his forward.

These poems move easily from the first details of every day life and then pull back and paint full sized canvasses of our external reality using a luscious pallet of words providing a symbolic portrait of history and dreams. Morning coffee, a wall of stone, sacred passion, or Hawaiian honey become the vehicle of self discovery.

This is Wayne’s second book of poetry. His first one titled, “Forgiveness for Forgotten Dreams” I published in 2003 through The Center Press, an independent publishing house committed to maintaining the integrity of the written word by allowing new authors a chance to get their voices heard in public. Wayne has a special gift and uses his poetry to capture every element of life from a split tooth to the bewilderment of death and make that picture resonate in the readers mind long after the poetry reading is over. In this new book, he works with myths and artists and love. In one poem he displays eleven characters from history and invites them to a have a conversation with him in the present, and yet, we as observers of this garden party, are swept into a peculiar world of Mozart and Persephone and never quite know if we have found the artists’ perfection for beauty.
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