Book Title: An Occasional Damage of Roses
About the Author:James Victor Anderson, a man with a heart full of passion and a soul yearning to create, was born and raised in the cozy town of Coos Bay-North Bend. With the wild and beautiful Oregon coast as his backdrop, he spent his childhood surrounded by the natural beauty that would later inspire his art.
As he grew older, James found his calling in teaching, sharing his love of English and German with countless students throughout his career. His impact on their lives was immeasurable, and his dedication to their growth and education was unwavering. Though he and his wife Donna never had children of their own, James viewed the thousands of students he taught as his own precious kids, each one a cherished and unique individual.
Despite the demands of his teaching career, James never lost his desire to write. For years, he longed to put pen to paper and create something beautiful, but the busyness of life always seemed to get in the way. However, he knew that one day he would retire, and he made a promise to himself to finally pursue his passion for poetry.
In 1999, James began work on his first book, “Not Unlike A Madman in Cheap Sandals”, and it was quickly followed by his second, “Dance Without A Rack of Bones Within”. With each book, he found himself falling deeper into the rhythm of writing, creating beautiful verses that spoke to the heart and soul.
Through his words, James captured the essence of life, love, and the world. His poetry was a reflection of the beauty he saw in every moment, and his talent was evident in the way his words flowed effortlessly on the page.
Now, James is living his best life, surrounded by the love of his wife and the joy of his craft. He has written three more books, “The Heart Has A Homely Face”, “Immersion Into Quantum Creek”, and his latest work, “An Occasional Damage of Roses”, each one a testament to his talent and dedication.
As he looks to the future, James is eager to continue his writing journey, to create new works that will touch the hearts and minds of readers around the world. His legacy is one of love, of learning, and of the power of the written word to inspire and uplift us all.
About the Book:
The purpose of Andersons poetry is not to try to seek that which is already within us but that which we have always known since infancy as a viable factor in where we have arrived. And still we travel, discover, and grow with the speed of dawn. Poetry which merely tells a story or points to a deeper meaning does not have the power of taking you by the leash and unfastening it. That alone should frighten a traveler. The art of poetry itself is never a saving factor but is merely a voice found in the heart of one who has never given up in spite of the beatings. Doesn’t this explain most of us still on the journey?
The traveler who has found his or her inner voice will understand Anderson’s poetry through personal experience, but to others, it may be nothing more than indecipherable marks on an abandoned wall. And may have, through no fault of their own, no need of it.
Whichever the case, relish the disturbance and enjoyment of things that have always been yours and your right to reclaim them. This book is best embraced in some quiet, private place of comfort far away from the things that sent you there.
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