New poetry collection continues ‘never-ending’ story

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Raymond Cooper’s ‘Fading Footprints’ captures moments of life in solitude, loneliness

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Author Raymond Cooper continues his thoughts and musings on life through his newest collection of poetry, “Fading Footprints” (published by Trafford Publishing), the follow-up to his 2013 collection, “Look & See Me.”

Cooper refers to this collection as a “never-ending” story. In his constant search for the “elusive person or place,” Cooper takes readers through time in Australia and Hawaii as they view the world through his eyes. His experiences, both positive and negative, lay the foundations for many of his poems.

The poems in “Fading Footprints” touch a variety of themes, including love, loneliness, time and solitude. Cooper uses his poems to create poignant and haunting images, which he says will stay with the reader long after they have closed the book.

Through his book, Cooper hopes to leave readers with, “the ability to find that peace and contentment, or at least the time and the courage to keep on looking.”

An excerpt from the poem, “My Gift,” featured in “Fading Footprints”:

“I would wish for them smiles
from every
hidden stranger,
brand new petticoats
and red, red roses.”

“Fading Footprints”
By Raymond Cooper
Hardcover | 5.5 x 8.5 in | 132 pages | ISBN 9781490753157
Softcover | 5.5 x 8.5 in | 132 pages | ISBN 9781490753164
E-Book | 132 pages | ISBN 9781490753171
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Raymond Cooper lived a nomadic lifestyle during his early years as he and his mother moved often for her job. He previously published his autobiography, “Time Well Spent,” which he refers to as “the first 50 years,” and “Look & See Me.”

Trafford Publishing, an Author Solutions, LLC, author services imprint, was the first publisher in the world to offer an “on-demand publishing service,” and has led the independent publishing revolution since its establishment in 1995. Trafford was also one of the earliest publishers to utilize the Internet for selling books. More than 10,000 authors from over 120 countries have utilized Trafford’s experience for self publishing their books. For more information about Trafford Publishing, or to publish your book today, call 1-888-232-4444 or visit trafford.com.

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