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Revised 1st Edition: 25/1/2021

Sonarification by Harry Matthews

© Harry Matthews                 <em>Sonarification</em> front cover
© Harry Matthews                 Sonarification front cover

Harry Matthews’ first collection is Sonarification. Its themes are familiar but are given a contemporary significance in the threats to the ocean, and more traditionally, in poems celebrating love, friendship, loss and triumph.

 

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Twynd by Harry Matthews

Revised 1st Edition: 21/1/2021

© Harry Matthews                  front cover <em>Twynd</em>
© Harry Matthews                  front cover Twynd

Twynd is Harry Matthews’ second poetry collection. In it we are taken, in the thematic sense, around two things twinning around each other, be they the sun and its reflection in a lake or two souls pairing & resonating together. In the asymmetric sense of theme, Twynd is about one thing twinned around another rather than mutually- be it in environmental despoilment by Man, or in the ugly smothering the beautiful. Twynd, we discover, is also the abbreviated form of Chetwynd, a small hill in Shropshire, where several poems are set, while others explore faith, God, nature & classical antiquity.

 

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Hyperion by Harry Matthews

Revised 1st Edition: 25/1/2021

© Harry Matthews 2021 Hyperion front cover
© Harry Matthews 2021 Hyperion front cover

Hyperion is Harry Matthews’ third poetry collection and contains a good part of his life and knowledge in a new light, on a new level, as though transformed. Each poem is an experience of a stage of life that grasps its own maturity by what is makes of it. The poems are the wrestling of a soul for the transfiguration of the Eternal image of God in the here and now. Against the disturbance of a rising tide of greed & delusions in the world, he evokes the forces that threaten the prevailing order and those that may bring it wholeness.

 

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Woodwose by Harry Matthews

Revised 1st Edition: 25/1/2021

© Harry Matthews 2021 Woodwose front cover
© Harry Matthews 2021 Woodwose front cover

Woodwose is Harry Matthew’s fourth poetry collection. It is a richly illuminating sequence of poems, taking us on a journey with the archetype of the Woodwose, the wild man of the woods, through to the redemptive spirit and the kingdom of God. The power of the poems lies in their being rooted in the earth, and drawn from the landscape of Shropshire & the borderlands with Staffordshire. These poems ask about Reality and the transcendent conditions of earthly life.

 

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The Lost Shadow of Things by Harry Matthews

Revised 1st Edition: 25/1/2021

© Harry Matthews 2021 The Lost Shadow of Things front cover
© Harry Matthews 2021 The Lost Shadow of Things front cover

The Lost Shadow of Things is Harry Matthews’ fifth poetry collection. These poems are informed by the poet’s understanding of impermanence, and how the eternal expresses itself in us and through what surrounds us. His poems affirm an acceptance of life leading to an expansion of being, and in his keen sensitivity to the natural world articulates a vision of deep ecology.

 

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True to the God in You by Harry Matthews

Revised 1st Edition: 20/01/2021

© Harry Matthews 2021 True to the God in You front cover
© Harry Matthews 2021 True to the God in You front cover

True to the God in You is Harry Matthews’ sixth poetry collection. It is a substantial selection from his herculean period of composition in latter 2020. A depth of feeling resonates throughout these inspirational poems, in the landscapes & moods, in the tone of voice, content, expression, gesture & wisdom of these poems… True to the God in You is about self-fulfillment, loyalty, courage and sacrifice, necessary for the trinity of love. The shape, position and effect of these poems is an expression of God’s unfailing love and mercy, with their glowing in-pouring of the Holy Spirit, that is the Kingdom of God.

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