by Susan Cole
with photographs of original sculptures by Robert T. Cole
36 pages (1997)
trade paper, saddle-stitched
About the Book
Contrary to its title, the poetry and lyrics in this book are not about a cosmic cataclysm or the end of the world. They are about little events in the lives of ordinary people. They are about the decisions that must be made over and over by each person day after day. They are about the little things that one upon another shape the state of a whole society. These actions are sometimes so much a part of us that we call them "instinctive." But are they rooted in emotion or reason, or some combination of both?
Susan Cole examines the feelings, thoughts and actions of individuals that seem to ultimately have become a society feeding on deception, violence and fear. She asks a question, can the decisions that we make be made differently, for better or for worse? And, using art and music to form a connection with strength and determination to overcome adversity, Susan builds a different kind of link between small and large events, with hope for a happier state of being for each person who reads her words.
New Metaphor • Left to Right • In the Shadow • Devil or Angel (Scene 1) • The Pace • Steal the Dog • Curse Ye not • She's a Nailer • Legacy • Guided by a Foreign Star • Contemperance • Something • the Duties of an Innkeeper • Make a Chariot • Healing Waters • Devil or Angel (Scene 2) • As Lovers Embrace • My Art Maker • Untitled
|Other Books by Susan Cole from Red Dragon
(with Grace Cavalieri, Laura Qa, Jean Russell, and Dee Snyder)
Copyright © 1999 by Red Dragon Press. All rights reserved.