Thomas Hooker Releases New Book of Poetry Exploring Nature and Time

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Experience the natural world through poetry in this new book released by Dog Ear Publishing.

Dog Ear Publishing releases “Silent Woods: Beyond the Blue Door” by Thomas Hooker.

The author presents variations on his aesthetic view of nature and the natural world, written with a deft hand.

(PRWEB) May 13, 2015 -- The natural world and the fleeting experience of time inspire this new collection of poems by a retired chemist and geologist, Thomas Hooker. Describing his insight on everything from a butterfly’s dreams to the wooden bones of a shipwreck, the author presents his aesthetic view of nature and the spirit in this new book, written with a deft hand.

“Silent Woods: Beyond the Blue Door” offers dramatic imagery, such as in the poem “The empty set,” which recalls days gone by, when youths played on a swing set that has turned now to rust. The words of “Covered bridge” reverberate just as its old planks do from clattering hooves. The collection features titles like “New moon,” “The storm,” “Tree of thorns” and “Buttermilk falls,” concluding with the selection “Chasing shadows,” which brings to mind the pending shift of fall into winter.

Author Thomas Hooker is a retired chemist and geologist with a bachelor’s degree in geology from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. He is an accomplished songwriter and plays acoustic guitar. Hooker, who lives with his wife, Kristen, in Fort Worth, Texas, spending summer and fall in Northport, Mich. He was raised in western Pennsylvania. Hooker enjoys painting and writing.
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Silent Woods: Beyond the Blue Door
Thomas Hooker
Dog Ear Publishing
ISBN: 978-1-4575-3327-3        168 pages        $14.95 US

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