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Books by John W. Leys

The Darkness of His Dreams: Poetry (2019)

Darkness of His Dreams is an intimate journey by way of verses—a sequence of poignant and thought provoking ruminations. Readers will travel the ages through the keen lens that Leys has trained on history, philosophy, humanity, and his own life experiences.

Walls full, pencil broken
Poetry flows on, scratched into the floor,
A spiraling binding protection circle of words
Writ with a broken bloodied fingernail.

Darkness of His Dreams is fine bourbon. Drink its words and feel pleasantly full.

© 2019 John W. Leys / Cover Photo by Justine Leys
ISBN: 978-1-7333645-0-8 (Paperback)
ISBN: 978-1-7333645-1-5 (eBook)
Library of Congress Control Number:2019910522
Published by Broken Wing Publishing

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Whispers of a One-Eyed Raven: Mythological Poetry (2020)

Myths are stories without authors, composed before we wrote things down, when everything was recorded on the poet’s tongue and in the bard’s breath. They stem from a time when the border between dream and reality was barely drawn, when the wall between this world and the other was but a thin membrane, at best. Myths were our first attempts to make sense of the world around us, using inspiration and imagination, before the philosophers invented epistemology and the scientific method. They are stories that hold truths that linger in the darkened hallways and under the hollow hills, that enchant the imagination and stir the poet’s heart.

Whispers of a One-Eyed Raven is a collection of such stirrings. Join John W. Leys on a journey in verse through the myths and legends of the Norse and Celts to a time that never existed and will never end.

Copyright © 2020 John W. Leys
Cover Design by John W. Leys
ISBN: 978-1-7333645-2-2 (Paperback)
ISBN: 978-1-7333645-3-9 (eBook)
Library of Congress Control Number: 2020919708

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