New poetry collection ‘Observations’ gives insight into current issues

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Colleen Adele Kelly shares worldview with readers through poetic verse

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Poet Colleen Adele Kelly looks for inspiration in the day-to-day idiosyncrasies that make up her life. She has gathered these reflections about life, spirituality and current events into her poetry collection, “Observations: A Collection of Short Poems” (published by Lulu).

“Since my inspiration comes from many sources, including those society claims to be in the ‘never talk about’ category – religion and politics – ‘Observations’ could be briefly described as a collection of poems, some witty or humorous and others deadly serious,” Kelly says.

Kelly discusses metaphysical concepts such as Zen beliefs. “Observations” is not just a collection of ethereal poems, however. Kelly tackles sensitive topics such as the tragedy at Sandy Hook and the war in the Middle East.

An excerpt from the poem “January”:

“No ice cut from the river
In these recent years,
But every now and then
A fearsome wind and icy spell
Recreate the past.
Snuggled in warm layers,
The cold does not deter
My explorations as I venture forth”

“Observations”
By Colleen Adele Kelly
Hardcover | 6 x 9 in | 204 pages | ISBN 9781483414850
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 204 pages | ISBN 9781483414836
E-Book | 204 pages | ISBN 9781483414843

About the Author
Colleen Adele Kelly is the author of three volumes of poetry: “As I Was Saying,” “I’ve Been Thinking” and “Observations.” She is an artist and photographer and a retired teacher.

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