Explored Through Poetry
by Joseph Parascandalo
About the Book
Over a period of years recognizing my mental and emotional evolution I have attempted to relate the experience and development of introspective exploration in the search of Self – that has manifest into a series of poems.
The desire through publishing these works is that potential readers might find some commonality in their message that underlines the desire to be happy and fulfilled even under the weight of hardship that most lives endure in their life time.
I began writing predominately in the genre of poetry but not at the exclusion of prose and essay formats, at the age of forty as a means to expunge the emotions years of introspection living as a gay man has derived. However, as the years past, now being in my sixties, the scope of my writing has broadened to reflect my thoughts, views and frustrations centered on the human condition we as a People of this Earth have succumb to under the duress of dis-associative political agendas, environmental destruction, global security surveillance and a host of other life-affecting issues. Interspersed throughout this collection too, is a body of work dealing with more esoteric and spiritual nature and aspects of our human presence and relationships. Too, a series of erotic poetry contained under the title NAYKD POET(ry) explores sultry and hidden aspects of gay sexuality with a sprinkling of general human sexuality.