Poems that Transcend Time and Existence

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New book features the poignant collection of the late poet-author Bienvenido Fernando

I sought your love with a passion/ Only my heart, soul could fathom/ I sought your love with my undying/ Pledge of purest passion.

Through poetry, his existence will forever be remembered. The loved ones of the late poet-author Bienvenido Rabanal Fernando cherishes his life by sharing Odd Man Out, Odd Beat Out: A Collection of Poems. Here, readers can look forward to a man’s thoughts and sentiments—transcending time and existence through poems.

Featuring thirty-six English poems and eleven in Filipino, this book explores Fernando’s art of expression. Most of his poems delve in a play of words that encourages the mind to think beyond what is written. Readers are invited to take part in this poetic journey into the written word.

In VIEW FROM THE OTHER FOOT, he wrote about poets, addressing his peers in a literary form they know best. In it, he wrote: “Poets, to me, are fools, a tribe of fools/ Queer in their ways, thought coherence/ Staring the longest, laughing the maddest/Suffering in joy, laughing in tears/ Living forever, dying forever.” His adoration for his wife is also expressed in TO NORMA, with verses that look back on their love’s youth: “I sought your love with a passion/ Only my heart, soul could fathom/ I sought your love with my undying/ Pledge of purest passion.”

These and more poignant poetry await readers in Odd Man Out, Odd Beat Out: A Collection of Poems. For more information on this book, log on to Xlibris.com.

Odd Man Out, Odd Beat Out * by Bienvenido Rabanal Fernando
A Collection of Poems
Publication Date: June 22, 2010
Trade Paperback; $15.99; 88 pages; 978-1-4500-3802-7
Trade Hardback; $24.99; 88 pages; 978-1-4500-3803-4
eBook; $9.99; 978-1-4500-3804-1

Members of the media who wish to review this book may request a complimentary paperback copy by contacting the publisher at (888) 795-4274 x. 7479. To purchase copies of the book for resale, please fax Xlibris at (610) 915-0294 or call (888) 795-4274 x. 7879.

For more information on self-publishing or marketing with Xlibris, visit http://www.Xlibris.com. To receive a free publishing guide, please call (888) 795-4274.

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