Poems from the Deep
About the Book
Every person reacts to his or her emotions. Some reveal their emotions openly, but others commit these sentiments to a place within. Poet Jay Reynolds calls this place “the deep.” Emotions are sent there to be locked up, with no hope of ever being seen or felt again. It is now time to descend the staircase into the deep where we rediscover hopes and heartaches and give them life.
Poems from the Deep is the result of Reynolds making his own descent into the place of forgotten feeling. For him, words rose from the deep about relationships, seasons of life, and nature as he awakened from an emotional sleep. He touches upon this life-altering discovery in
“Songs of the Deep:”
Songs of the deep rise in my sleep
When the night has a hold on me
In words of rhyme arranged so neat
Their cadence sets a melodic beat
Through spirit and soul, they resound
Whether a soaking timbre or cascading sound
To swell and fade all thru the night in rolling shimmering waves
To bring me peace in which to sleep or turbulence about me surround.
Poems take the reader on a journey within, walking through depths of feeling to summon renewal. Reynolds invokes the senses in a subtle way that is both impactful and refreshing. May you come and take a walk in this place of remembered feeling, intense healing, and the newness of life lived with eyes—and heart—wide open.
About the Author
Jay Reynolds is a retired electronics engineer who formerly worked with various aerospace and commercial companies. Mastering communication skills both written and verbal has allowed the opening of many doors in his life. He currently lives in Big Pine, California.