Moving Waters: Poems and Short Stories by AmburyMoving Waters: Poems and Short Stories by Ambury

Moving Waters: Poems and Short Stories

byAmburyEditorCheryl Mary Antao-XavierContribution byS.B. Aguinaldo

Paperback | May 18, 2016

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Canadian poet, John Ambury's first collection of poems and short stories. Musings, memoires, life experiences, sonnets, haiku, senryu, wabi sabi, zatsuyou, philosophical, metaphysical, spiritual.

John Ambury, a prize-winning poet in high school, returned to creative writing in 2009 after a hiatus of more than 50 years. His output is eclectic: by turns experiential and existential, descriptive and interpretive, philosophical and whimsical. While always thoughtful, it is accessible rather than obscure. In form it ranges from Eliz...
Title:Moving Waters: Poems and Short StoriesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:104 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.22 inPublished:May 18, 2016Publisher:In Our Words Inc.Language:English

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ISBN - 10:1926926633

ISBN - 13:9781926926636

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Table of Contents

The Poet In Love ................................................................13 Blue Curves ........................................................................14 Love, 3 .................................................................................15 Moving Waters ..................................................................16 Love at First Sight ..............................................................18 Passion's Fire ......................................................................19 Over It .................................................................................20 Running Away ...................................................................22 Strong..................................................................................23 That I Can Give ................................................................24 Touches ...............................................................................25 With Reckless Hearts .......................................................26 Your Rock ...........................................................................27 The Metaphorical Poet ......................................................29 Lacunae ..............................................................................30 Civilization .........................................................................31 Judging Poetry ...................................................................32 Girl in The Subway ............................................................34 Poet .....................................................................................35 Quest ...................................................................................36 Teepee Woman ..................................................................37 The Last Day ......................................................................38 The Poets: B. P. ...................................................................39 Trial By Fire ......................................................................40 To A Lump Of Coal ..........................................................42 Trinity: The Great Oak .....................................................43 Variations on a Theme by Robert Frost ........................44 The Quirky Poet .................................................................45 Bees .....................................................................................46 Buddy, Can You Paradigm? .............................................47 Canada Post Blues .............................................................48 "Für Elise" ..........................................................................50It's Handy............................................................................51 Tomcat, One ......................................................................52 Tomcat, Two 54 Ode To A Fear-Mongering Tree-Hugger 56 The Random Poet 57 Brothers By Chance 58 Ice Storm 60 Layers, Subconscious 62 Disney Lied 64 My Path 65 Raven 66 Root Beer Days 67 Scene with Birches 68 Sidewalk Artist 69 Smog Alert, Toronto 70 The Guru 72 Spring on the Pond 74 he Seventeen-Syllable Poet (Haiku, Senryu) 75 Finding the Art 76 Wabi Sabi 78 Nature and Ecology 80 Love and desire 82 Zatsuyou (miscellaneous) 83 The Prose Poet 85 Brothers in Arms Chaudhury's Concept Last of the Ploughmen Like It Was on Tracks The BoulevardAbout the Author

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I was captivated by the variety, depth and sincerity of this laudable collection. I hope all lovers of good reads will partake of this feast.- Reva Leah Stern: writer and editor; TV & Stage director, designer and producer.Ambury's mastery of various styles can be seen in the iambic pentameter of "Passion's Fire," in the raw, unrhymed power of "Trial By Fire," and in the laugh-out-loud whimsy of a haiku like "Desire." - Max Layton: poet, song-writer, performerJohn Ambury's book, Moving Waters, won me over in no time. His writing is confident, substantial, and very effective. You will indeed read these poems again; you will find the emotions, you will hear the music.- Barry Clegg, poetJohn Ambury has delved deeply into life's ambiguities. [He] never loses sight of his stated intention of having his poems accessible: that is to say, readable and comprehensible, and to which this reviewer can add, immensely enjoyable. - Jake Hogeterp: novelist (On Cloud Nine), poet, editor, translator.Moving Waters is the perfect testament to John Ambury's long-standing position and influence in the GTA's lit scene. - Brandon Pitts: author and poet (Tender in the Age of Fury, Pressure to Sing); playwright (Killcreek). John talks about getting "past the words" to enjoy poetry. I'm reminded of the American poet Billy Collins. I recommend this collection to would-be writers as well as readers of poetry.- Jack Livesley: poet, essayist, teacher, broadcaster.John Ambury's poetry will make you think at a deeper level of consciousness. He delves into the complexities of love. [They] are described as being "complex," "interwoven" and "inseparable," like water. His poetry will inspire you to write poetry.- Maria Pia Marchelletta: President, Writers and Editors NetworkMoving Waters are a study in precision-crafting of poetic form, vision and expression. A delight for novice or seasoned poet.-Cheryl Antao-Xavier, poet, author, editor and publisher.