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K Morris reading his poem ‘I Heard Leaves Fall’.

K Morris reading his poem ‘I Heard Leaves Fall’.

Book review – Light and Shade (Spoiler Free)

I was pleased to receive this review of my book, “Light and Shade: Serious (and Not So Serious) Poems”.

Robin LeeAnn

“It’s easy to write / of eternal night / and to compose / flowery verses / about one’s mortality / but many a poet curses / the reality / behind his poetry.”

  • Title: Light and Shade: Serious (and Not So Serious) Poems
  • Author: K. Morris
  • Genre: Poetry
  • Pages: 127 pages
  • Publication date: June, 2020

K. Morris runs a blog that I follow all the time, so of course I had to read his book, Light and Shade: Serious (and Not So Serious) Poems. The book itself is split into two sections. The first one has serious poems that focus on love, nature, and time, while the second section has silly, humorous poems.

I didn’t expect the poems to be so relevant even though this book was recently published. Some poems were about the coronavirus and the social distancing that followed. It was interesting…

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A new horror anthology

I look forward to reading this horror anthology.

I am participating in another Box under the Bed series anthology of horror stories, edited by Dan Alatorre.

I have participated in two previous anthologies in this series. Dark Visions, published in 2018, had my stories The Willow Tree and The Haunting of William.

Nightmareland, published in 2019, features three of my short stories, The Siren Witch, Death Without Honour and The Path to Atonement.

The new book is called Spellbound. It is available for pre-order here:

I have two horror stories in this book, Death is about Choices and Glass Mountain.

Blurb

From the creators of the #1 bestsellerThe Box Under The Bedhorror anthology and its #1 bestselling sequelsNightmarelandandDark Visions,comesSpellbound
– a horror anthology with 20 stories from 15 authors.

A young girl and her mother seek out a mysterious sorceress to guide the child in developing her powers, but…

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Videos of Poet Kevin Morris reading from his book ‘Light and shade; serious (and not so serious) poems

I have just uploaded several videos to Youtube of me reading poems from my book ‘Light and Shade; serious (and not so serious) poetry. A lot of the poems were read next to the Wood near my home, and due to the wind, the sound quality is impaired.

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The Suspect and other tales free book deal

My book ‘The Suspect and other tales’ will be available for free from the 14th July – 18th July 2020.

Book Description:

Tales of the unexpected, ranging from stories of crime and vengeance through to ghostly happenings in an ancient mansion.

‘Light and Shade; serious (and not so serious) poems’ posts on Instagram

I have just uploaded four posts to Instagram of my book ‘Light and Shade; serious (and not so serious) poems’. The photographs show me holding the print and Braille editions of my book, whilst others show me stroking my dog, Trigger.

Book Description:
Life is full of light and shade. For to be human is to experience joy, beauty, love, pain and laughter. This collection reflects all facets of human experience. hence the title ‘Light and Shade; serious (and not so serious poems)’.

You can purchase ‘Light and Shade; serious (and not so serious) poems’ here for the UK or here for the US.

Solitude – Guest Post by, Kevin Morris…

My thanks to Chris Graham (the Story Reading Ape) for publishing my guest post.

Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog

Solitude is usually defined as “the state of being, or living alone. Seclusion”.

We have the dictionary definition above, but what does solitude mean for the writer?

In his oft quoted poem, “I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud” Wordsworth describes solitude as a state of bliss:

For oft, when on my couch I lie

In vacant or in pensive mood,

They flash upon that inward eye

Which is the bliss of solitude;

And then my heart with pleasure fills,

And dances with the daffodils.”

(see https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/45521/i-wandered-lonely-as-a-cloud).

There are, of course individuals who do everything within their power to avoid solitude, for they fear being alone with their own thoughts. As Philip Larkin so eloquently puts it in “Aubade”, being alone, in the early morn focuses the mind on death, which is uncomfortable for many:

Most things may never happen: this one will,   

And realisation of it rages…

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Guest author: Kevin Morris ~ Light and Shade

My thanks to Sue Vincent for her kindness in hosting me on her blog. Kevin

Sue Vincent's Daily Echo

Sunset over Bodmin moor. Image: Sue Vincent

The sun’s light

Ends in night.

But, when I express

It this way,

Some will say

That I obsess

With death.

Yet one may

Take delight

In a summer’s day,

But not fight

The inevitable night.

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The above poem, “The Sun’s Light Ends in Night”, can be found in my recently released collection, “Light and Shade: Serious (and Not so Serious) Poems”. My book is available in ebook and paperback and can be found here at Amazon.

Light and Shade; serious (and not so serious) poems by [K Morris]

Life is full of light and shade. For to be human is to experience joy, beauty, love, pain and laughter. This collection reflects all facets of human experience. hence the title ‘Light and Shade; serious (and not so serious poems)‘.


kevin-morris-and-his-guidedog-triggerAbout the author

Kevin Morris was born in the city of Liverpool on 6th January 1969. Having attended The Royal School…

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