by Mark Hamilton Lyrical and compelling, Mark F. Hamiltons Karmic Gems poetically muse on things light and dark, on good and evil, on life and death. Inventive and imaginative, he uses allusions and illusion to make his points and wraps the reader in a cocoon of evocative verbiage and gently rocking pentameter. Seeing mankind through weary but knowledgeable eyes, the author remarks on mans self-destruction, our turning away of the good and simple things in life and greedily pursuing our own downfall, yet holds out hope for the future in the form of redemption from self and from God. These two collections were written while the author was residing in Sedona, Arizona, and reflect the areas serene beauty. The poetry contained within Karmic Gems displays his acute awareness of the things in nature and the environment as well as memories of events and observations of life as he viewed it. Evocative and provocative, Mark F. Hamiltons Karmic Gems will make you ponder life in a whole new way. ABOUT THE AUTHOR A native of London, England, Mark F. Hamilton is a graduate of the University of California at Santa Barbara and the author of ten collections of poetry. (2004, paperback, 74 pages) Availability: Usually ships in 2-3 business days.