We spend a lot of our lifetimes searching for Eden, our place to spend our years in splendor and bliss. We work hard to make money to create this place with the big houses, boats, cars, and whatever else it takes to make us happy
New Richmond, WI (Vocus) September 10, 2010
A dazzling array of magnificent poetry, which Kirkus Discoveries describes as “Lyrical snapshots of the natural world,” will take readers to the distinctive realm of splendid beauty and delight. In Almost Heaven, poet-author Michael E.W. Hurd expresses his great admiration and gratitude to God’s breathtaking creations.
“We spend a lot of our lifetimes searching for Eden, our place to spend our years in splendor and bliss. We work hard to make money to create this place with the big houses, boats, cars, and whatever else it takes to make us happy,” stresses Hurd. But he sees the loveliness and mystery of the simple things many have overlooked and failed to appreciate.
Just like the mystery of “A Leaf,” the serenity of “A Winter’s Night,” and the hope and joy brought by the “Birth of Morning.” The coolness of the water rushing in the “Cascade Falls,” the loveliness and warmth of an inviting “Rainbow,” and the romantic evening shaded by the pale light of “The Moon” are just amazing. Or even the gracefulness of a “Young Fawn” dancing in the snow makes everyone wonder of God’s majestic works and loving touches. Almost Heaven encompasses them all in the verses that would surely warm and captivate everyone’s hearts, invigorate and inspire their souls, and renew and strengthen their faith.
Almost Heaven will be featured at this year’s Frankfurt International Book Fair in Frankfurt, Germany on October 6 to 10, 2010. For more information, log on to Xlibris.com.
About the Author
Michael Hurd is the father of three and grandfather of five. He has a B.S. in Education and an M.S. in Reading with Learning Disabilities from the University of Wisconsin – River Falls. In the late 70s, he co-authored the special education handbook for C.E.S.A 11 in Western Wisconsin. From 1973, he taught regular, special, and adult education in the classroom, homebound, and tutorial formats. He was the facility manager for the City of New Richmond for twenty-three years until his retirement in 2003.
Almost Heaven * by Michael E.W. Hurd
Publication Date: September 24, 2009
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