Review: The Age Begins by Oneal Walters
The Age Begins is Oneal Walter's second collection of poetry. The book is split into two parts: "Love" and "Mis-Justice." Walters divided these sections to show that love always comes first because it is the root of all being. In fact, it is how the age begins. However, love is often followed by a mis-justice, or a betrayal of another. The cruelties and anxieties of humanity can change love easily. Walters' study of love, as well as the after effects of love, demonstrates an observation of what he deems important: those little moments of quiet reflection, or the larger moments of human interaction that shape his world.
The first section, which bares the classic theme of "Love," places focus on the importance on the meeting of two minds rather than the meeting of two bodies. Walters shows that true intimacy and desire can only awaken with the bonding of two spirits. In his poem "Who I Am," Walters explains, "I don't wrestle with flesh or blood / I speak spirit to spirit." Walters speaks of desire in his poetry, but it is the desire that only comes along with true intimacy.
Walters also writes a great deal about writing itself. The passion he feels for writing can not be mistaken or misjudged. Many of these poems fall under the section of "Love," because Walters feels, "to love is to inspire," and to inspire of course, is to write. Walters writes of his expreriences in publishing and how rejection and acceptance are a major part of a writer's life. He claims that writing has "rescued" him, and he honors the act of writing because it "is as pure as whole wheat" to him.
‘Love poet’ Oneal Walters enjoys reading love poems. He launched his successful Annual Love Poem Contest with Conceit Magazine in 2008.
WOMEN in 2009 Poetry Contest
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The Age Begins (Love Poems and More)
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