Patrick J. Cole’s new collection brings together 46 poems and showcases his experienced mixing of the natural and the mystical touches to the everyday moments of our lives. Here are poems that resonate and provide new perspectives both whimsical and wise.
From the teachings provided by his canine companions and other Zen masters to insights coming through love and hate, Cole educates and entertains. All of this is illustrated by Barbara Merlotti with six new drawings that capture the natural elements and mindfulness perspective that amplifies the verbal and nonverbal rhythm and flow. Ultimately, the suffering and joy of life presented emphasize joy to be found in the present moment.