Poems & Prose About Women Who've Hurt Me

Poems & Prose About Women Who've Hurt Me

by Europe Harmon

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I am especially moved by and drawn to the beauty of women. In a city like New York, filled with women from all parts of the planet an unassuming poet could easily fall in love 10 or more times a day. Just stand at the corner of Seventh Avenue & 37th Street at lunch time on any sunny summer weekday, and your eyes would move like a spectator at a tennis match. I guess that’s another reason why I live in New Jersey.

In my life I have both delighted and suffered through relationships, friendships, acquaintances, casual or brief encounters with all walks of beautiful women - the cashier at the corner deli, the blonde bombshell you stick your hand out to hold the elevator door for, the honey colored woman with flowing locks in Macy’s fragrance area, or the stranger I shared my umbrella with on 8th Avenue one rainy day. These women have left lovely, indelible memories, footprints of beauty captured in the poems I have written in this book. They are a collection of secret admiration, tributes to loveliness, thank you for memories, and just plain old fantasy works, each with their own rhythm and patterns of passion.

One final note regarding the title. “Poems & Prose About Women Who've Hurt Me” is more about sweet memories than pain. Sometimes in life I am a professional actor. I am theater trained and have performed in nearly 40 theatrical productions on New York stages. Somewhere in my development, early on in my training on character development, I was told to bond with the characters pain first. Find that element of the character and you’re almost there. As a poet, when I am moved to write, I fall in love with my subject. When the poem is done, when the music ends and the muse is gone, all that is left for me is the sweet pain of that memory as evidenced in poem or prose. There have been quite a few.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940012297624
Publisher: Europe Harmon
Publication date: 03/29/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 152 KB

About the Author

Europe Harmon has been a professional actor for over 30 years, and has been writing poetry since 7th grade. His inspiration for writing was the colorful, animated antics of former boxer Muhammad Ali - "Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee".

He has performed in nearly 40 plays throughout the NY/NJ area, and has appeared on network series like “Law & Order”, “Ghost Stories”, “Homicide” and more. Some clips of his work can be seen at www.europeharmon.com. Europe has also taught acting in New York and done theater workshops around the country. Though not much of a performing poet these days, Europe writes constantly about things that move him.

As a Poet Europe is most known for his poems on political subjects. This collection of poems is from his personal archives and have been kept private for many years. Those familiar with his work will probably be pleasantly surprised by this offering.

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