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No Angry Islands Jay O. Cohen

No Angry Islands

Jay O. Cohen

Published August 1st 2001
ISBN : 9780595195503
Paperback
104 pages
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Memory hangs over this moving collection of poems like a veil of wistful longing. All may be ephemeral- love, nature, life itself- but memory lives on. In the title poem, No Angry Islands, Jay Cohen captures the lost moment of two lovers, separatedMoreMemory hangs over this moving collection of poems like a veil of wistful longing. All may be ephemeral- love, nature, life itself- but memory lives on. In the title poem, No Angry Islands, Jay Cohen captures the lost moment of two lovers, separated by time and space. Their bond is now frozen in the elements of nature: Only the wind to weep of former days./Only the dawn to take us back again. Cohens unique perspective as both a poet and a scientist overlays his reflections on the physical world and the human soul. He explores the lasting impact of celebrated men such as Robert Frost, Louis Pasteur, and Itzak Perlman. But what of the ordinary man? He, too, has a chance for immortality, through his words and deeds. Cohens deep, lyrical voice echoes through this book as he, indeed, lives on through his poems, honoring the mundane and the mighty, marveling at the idiosyncrasies of nature and man. Ten years after his death, his insights remain as relevant and palpable as ever.