The Last Hopeless Romantic

The Last Hopeless Romantic

by William W Woodward


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For too long "living" a somnambulant existence the poet is "slowly awakened by feelings long forgotten, now love's insomniac." From love's hopeful anticipation through longing and loss to some semblance of acceptance, these poems draw inspiration from such poets as Emily Dickinson and e. e. cummings, as well as singer/songwriters like Melanie and Adele, with a pinch of religious imagery and a dash of Shakespeare. 49 poems. 19 more or less free verse, 17 whose stanzas are haiku structured and 13 villanelles. Some simple, direct. Some complex, highly structured, symbolic. All straight from the heart.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781475235111
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 06/14/2012
Pages: 76
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.16(d)

About the Author

William (Skip) W. Woodward received a BA in religion from Duke University. Blessed with two daughters and a granddaughter, he is an award winning photographic artist as well as an amateur pianist and composer. Having written in high school and college, he returns to poetry with a mature mind and an adolescent heart.

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