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The Ocean's Will
Guernica Editions, Fall 2013
114 pages
Trade Paperback
ISBN13: 9781550719000
ISBN10: 1550719009
$5.95 Canada, $5.95 US

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The Ocean's Will (title inspired by Robert Frost's A Boy's Will ... is the wind's will) deals with the connection between humans and nature, the wildness of creation in both nature and the artist. Just as the wildness of nature creates shapes, gives form to life, the wildness (the giving in to deepest passions and the connecting with nature) of the artist (painter, poet, composer) also creates shapes and gives form to life. This passion and connection often causes great pain to the artist (Van Gogh is a perfect example), but the connection, that awareness, also brings great joy. As Wilhelm Reich so succinctly states: "To know the joys of heaven, we must be prepared to also know the pains of hell."
Northeaster rips along the boardwalk / Strewing white petals / From the prairie rose

Books by Emanuel di Pasquale

A Prayer The Ocean's Will