|About the Book|
Michael Scotts early years in rural Gloucestershire laid the foundation for his lifelong interest in landscape and wildlife. Although he qualified as a biologist and acquired a PhD, his feeling for the beauties and tragedies of nature was divertedMoreMichael Scotts early years in rural Gloucestershire laid the foundation for his lifelong interest in landscape and wildlife. Although he qualified as a biologist and acquired a PhD, his feeling for the beauties and tragedies of nature was diverted for years by his agricultural research and senior management posts. He became a part-time field botanist and ornithologist, and developed his skills as a landscape painter, which activities counterpoised the commercial environment. In the last twenty years, Michael has worked in the personal development field and became a poet, novelist and artist. His first novels, the Fairley Quartet and Imago, carry the themes of his new life, while later novels such as Brothers and Nirvana Highway, also draw upon his experience of Transpersonal Psychology. In The Inward Eye, Michael features over 80 of his paintings with explanatory texts. Michael is married and he and his wife Eileen, also a novelist and painter, have their home in York. In Collected Poems youll find the poems are broken up into sub-sections which give some indication of their provenance. They are as follows - Signs of Life These were early poems in which the author was finding his poetic language and understanding of his existence. Personal Notes Here you will find poems which cover a range of family and other similar matters. Pagan Encounters Poems purely about mystical subjects. Poems of Redemption These pieces refer to spiritual concepts. Sacred Songs A collection that project a range of introspective or philosophical ideas. Evening Music Every piece here, on specified subjects, was written for meetings of a poetry group.