It stands quiet in its domain,
in the stellar part of the universe, apart and distant,
arbiter which it is on the state
of the world...
and it calls,
into the perfect edge of day!)"
From the poem,
[chasing the bluebird is Mr. Villarreal's newest book of poetry]
About the Author
Val Villarreal, Jr. has a drama degree from Sam Houston State University. His experience in character study moves through his work. “The beauty of the spoken word lifted from the page can prove transcendent; it has for me, many a time!”
On The Path Not Taken, The Sand Carriers, poetry, prose, free-form poetry, beautiful imagery, poetry collection
Additional Books by Author VAL VILLARREAL, JR.
The Sand Carriers
There is a bonus attached to Mr. Villarreal’s new book of poetry: a one-act play which deals with seeing only what one wants to see to the detriment of a birthing consciousness. The novella deals with the would-be world the protagonist/narrator moves through, a not too pleasant one. As always, life is a format ever in the works in a Villarrealean piece!
The OTPNT* Poems - *On the Path Not Taken
The title (On the Path Not Taken) stems from Robert Frost's poem of close to the same name; but Mr. Villarreal's poems speak to the easier road most Americans choose to take: the urge for the good life ushers in the Crash of '29; the notion we are too privileged to be moved leads to our entry into WWII; our choice to honor inordinately tapers into the "personal" tragedy of '63; thirst for height as symbol for greatness spawns an unthinable 9/11. The OTPNT Poems piquantly tools away at these conceits; more, they question who we are as Americans.