The Cycle of Life is a Journey We Celebrate and Lament

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New book discusses the continuing saga of life’s unknown voyage

“To Life” is a sincere, honest, and heartfelt collection of emotionally moving and touching verses of poetic art to grace the pages of this new Xlibris publication by poet C. Thomas Elkins.

Elkins has achieved a genuine masterpiece that readers will agree is like the power of painting life’s moments with lyrical expressions of heart, soul, and spirit. Intellectually stimulating the lyrics penned here are a collection of poems composed from 1970 to the present day.

Each poetic piece maps the depth of inspiration, thoughts and ideas, circumstances and settings that the author has ventured during his voyage through time, both past and present. Poetry lovers will agree that the work displayed here in “To Life” is an important and excellent addition to every home and public library.

Words are a gift – capturing and engraving moments of our existence like a detailed snapshot or photo for the eyes of the mind. It is with great appreciation that author and poet C. Thomas Elkins has shared that gift with the world through the publication of this new and powerful work.

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About the Author
“Poetry, like many other forms of creative works of art and literature, is often developed more intensely during times of stress and /or difficult periods of the artist’s life. These periods lead, or often drive the artist into outlets of such creative forms as a release from pent-up feelings or overwhelming circumstances. These situations lead to or generate answers, or even solutions, to prolonged questions and anxieties regarding the ambiguities of the problems arising in the daily events of mundane living. From the words of the Musical Fiddler On The Roof: ‘To Life! To Life! L’Chaim! L’Chaim, To Life!’ For all its challenges and duties, it is God’s Gift to us, and how we respond is our answer of faith to Him and brings Joy to our Life with Him! So —‘To Life!’ ”
~Dr. C. Thomas Elkins

To Life * by C. Thomas Elkins
A Collection of Poetry
Publication Date: April 30, 2011
Trade Paperback; $19.99; 131 pages; 978-1-4568-8939-5
Trade Hardback; $29.99; 131 pages; 978-1-4568-8940-1
eBook; $9.99; 978-1-4568-8941-8

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. 7879. To purchase copies of the book for resale, please fax Xlibris at (610) 915-0294 or call (888) 795-4274 x. 7879.

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