|About the Book|
After challenging the reader with ...are you happy, truly happy?, the author of three previous books of narrative poetry suggests you join him by returning to Mother Nature to find your true nature. Several get naked references entice you to dump your smart phone and other devices and take a walk, rejoin Nature, commune with Nature. Not sixties hippy style this time but with the appreciation for Nature inherent to Native American cultures. Go Native, become one with Nature, instead of living apart from it. Sing a few Bird Songs and BE! Like two of his previous books, the author leads us into his poetry through a narrative drawn from what he has learned while living in his new home town of Yucaipa, California, an area rich in Native American history and culture. He serves as a guide, rather than an expert, as he leads us on new trails to find our true selves, our true nature, our true happiness, in the Nature that Native Americans have known all along. We are also treated to poetry that pays tribute to local Native Peoples and their Bird Songs. While many of his stories, poems, and characters may be local to his Yucaipa, they are presented as examples of sources that can be found in your Yucaipa. This is not rocket science, as he says, its as easy as walking outside and being quiet, real quiet. The narrative and poetry are very accessible, even to the novice poetry reader, and would be good reading while sitting under a quiet tree, re-discovering yourself. Both serious and funny at times, the author invites us to join him in the Nature that beckons us home.