From the Publisher
At last, we have a new book of poems for readers with an open mind - a wide-open mind.You might never have read a single poem since leaving school, but beware! You are looking back through the eyes of the child you once were. Look now, through the eyes of experience, at these fascinating poems by Norman Henry Kendrick. If you have always been a poetry buff, then I envy you your first reading of, Poems of Innocence. You will feel your mind gently moved to places that you never dreamt of visiting. Poems which at first seem innocent, to the dreamer's eye, open up layer by layer, when experienced by the more sophisticated reader.If you happen to be a prude, and pretend an innocence that you don't possess; if you are a snob, and never lower your standards to read 'lesser' books; if you are religious, and swear never to read anything irreligious; if you find life to be an excruciating bore, while sipping that glass of vintage wine; if you think that poetry is trivial - not for real men then, Poems of Innocence is definitely for you too. Imagine the fun you'll have reading it. No-one will ever know! Norman Henry Kendrick will take you on a journey through time and space, with an unexpected sense of deja-vu. You will think, dream, envy, desire, dread, hesitate, agree, disagree, doubt, wonder - and you can even ask a friend.Visit an English village, ancient Britain, the age of dinosaurs, heaven, Rome, Tuscany, Calabria, Sicily, Spain, Malta, the Rocky Mountains, Calgary, the foothills of Alberta, space, the ocean, the sky, or simply walk with Norman through a remarkable field.Rub shoulders with the living, contemplate death, dream with Don Quixote, reflect on Einstein, go to war, drift through oceans, look over the Pope's shoulder, have some advice for God, and experience the beginning of a new universe.Poems of Innocence, by Norman Henry Kendrick, is not for the faint-of-heart. But if you have a big heart, then these fascinating poems are for you. 'Take my hand... And I will let you see all the good things...'