|Literary Masters, Inc.
Publicists for Short Stories, Books, Poems and Songs
Long Island, New York 11971
"Where Purple Shadows Fall" is a book of poems that
dares to tackle head-on the subject of what it means to
be human. Something John E. Cashwell does with
tenderness and inexhaustible curiosity. From his
eulogy of the Native American Indian ("Above the
Cliffs") to his love of country ("America") and the quiet
moments of spirituality in-between ("Mother of God")
there is an earned respect of life and the will to be free
in each writing. "Where Purple Shadows Fall" is a
collection we expect you to return to again and again.
For while the author has many in his library of works
to choose from, the forty poems offered here are
among his favorites.
From Where Purple Shadows Fall one is quick to
recognize that Cashwell's verse is a vivid testimony to
various aspects of his biographical itinerary. For it is
within his prose poems that he traces most eloquently
an outline of his life's journey.
Then comes the shocking realization that there is
measured, rhythmic, free verse alongside Haiku all
joined under one cover-- the cover of a new Bard
rising in Northeastern North Carolina. Perhaps the
last of the Great Epic Poem Writers.
Praise for Where Purple Shadows
“A cutting edge presentation of the finest poetic
prose of the 21st Century. No one goes as far in
creative diversity and experimentation.”__
Michele Z. Banda, author and member of the
Board of Editors, Literary Masters, Inc.
“From his eulogy of Native American Indians
(Above the Cliffs) to his love of country
(America) and the quiet moments of spirituality
in-between (Mother of God) there is an earned
respect of life and the will to be free in each
writing.”__ Alan V. Galloway
"A truly unusual writing from the author of
Toishan. Moving easily from epic poetry to
poetic prose with grace and style, Cashwell
every page. I enjoyed every poem,with a
special delight coming from The Letter." ****
"A relaxing work that affords many moments
of pleasure and reflection. It cannot be read like
just another book, rather with the time and
patience required of a fine wine in order to savor
the delicate rhythms and carefully crafted
rhyme" __ Jean Ann Morgan
“Where Purple Shadows Fall is the collection
we have been waiting for. We expect you to
return to again and again. For while the author
has many in his library of works to choose from,
the forty poems offered here are among his
favorites."***__ The Editors at Literary
Widows and children
fresh with shock and trauma
eyes beyond expression
part of the crowd
Black mourning band
on a shiny badge
ignored in the crowd
waiting with great dignity
A final salute amid
black shrouds and glasses
and gut-wrenching silence
then a piercing shrill
A grassy knoll
maybe a single body part
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Author: John E. Cashwell
Paperback: 131 Pages
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