Parnassus: Selected Writings and Poems

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Xlibris Corporation, Sep 28, 2018 - Poetry - 192 pages
Each book contains its own message, thematic expression, and overall effect. This book of selected poems and writings are based on experiences, observations, and moments of realization. Ultimately, this book is a small anthology of human experience from the eyes of a simple and trained observer of human and inhuman nature. Naturally with poetry, one can’t produce the printed word void of feeling. In spirit and intent, this volume of writing is meant to awaken something inside our brains, our sodden lumber of flesh, and of course, our immovable spirit. Expression is our dispensation of talents, beliefs, and self-appointed choices. It may be said this book of poetry is raw, unconventional, and is made of ramblings of yet another man—all of which contains truth in its own right as with truth comes its final resting place. This book of poetry is a valiant attempt to experiment with the word and breakthrough any mechanical restrictions that are inherent in the English language. We are all language artists.
 

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Currently, I am an English Teacher at a high school in Northern California. My beginnings in life were being raised by my grandmother in a small rural town called Oroville California. It was during my childhood did I find out that language was a instrumental tool in navigating life and all of its slippery and sometimes vexatious moments. During my childhood I had been a resident of two foster homes. Despite what many of my elementary teachers saw of my personage I persevered and kept a positive attitude towards all movement forward. Hence, the quest for true north. In the years subsequent my formative years, I began training in various arts. I have studied various types of arts and disciplines: Kenpo, Wing-Chun, Jeet-Kune-Do, Wrestling, American Boxing, and Bujinkan. It was always a quest to grow, develop, and strengthen the mind, body, and spirit. Such as it was, it still continues. One of the most important lessons I learned in my studies is the importance of knowing thy self. This includes the deep knowledge of the true inner-self. One may be surprised where Satori begins. Put simple...it begins now and will forever. You may recognize me, I am the man that is in the corner of the restaurant, back to the wall, eating by himself and enjoying each bite and sip of lemon water. I am the man at the red light when you turn to your right gives you a subtle and reassuring nod. I am the man walking with children and harnessing the raw power and delight of imagination with immovable enthusiasm. Simply the simple man that wrote this bio with his own two hands. As Ever, Markus Alexander Vossi

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