Little Book of Devotions: Poems that Connect Nature, God and Man
More than a collection of poems . . .
Poet Michael Escoubas’ fourth poetry collection offers deserving readers a welcome respite from the stress of Covid-19 and the turmoil currently engulfing the nation following the wrongful death of George Floyd. Quite simply, he writes accessible poems for all to enjoy in daily life, away from the gloom and sadness.
Essayist Maria Popova says:
To be a poet is to be a human being who feels everything more deeply, the beautiful as well as the terrible; he or she builds on those feelings, shelters where others can safely and sacredly process their own.
Escoubas achieves in bountiful ways what Popova says:
“Little Book” offers a sanctuary for the reader. It may be retrieved from handbag, briefcase, or desk drawer, providing mindfulness moments about life, nature, and God.
A sample of the many inspiring poems:
Sunset in March
(During the worldwide quarantine, Spring, 2020)
Amid the ugliness
of the virus
we should not let
beauty go unnoticed,
as if we are helpless,
held hostage with a gun
against our heads.
See the subtle textures
God paints upon the canvas
of creation—the fire glowing
in the west—the pastels
of muted blue and white—
how I love the scene,
reminiscent of the Israelites
being led by a pillar of fire—
God’s signal to his children,
then and now,
that we are not alone.
Call out the beauty.
Call out the love of God.
“The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it,
the world, and all who live in it.” Psalm 24.1
“Little Book of Devotions” also offers encouragement for those going through depression, post-surgery rehabilitation, and bereavement. Gift it in lieu of flowers!
LITTLE BOOK OF DEVOTIONS:
Poems that Connect Nature, God and Man
by Michael Escoubas
32 seasonal poems, 48 pages
Colored Pencil Artwork by Mary Ritchie
Format: Pocket Size
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