Friday, November 18, 2011

Pathway to the Sun

supplied the book cover

Would this blurb encourage you to buy this book?

Elvira Nonchalance 

A romance across the ages.
If Reincarnation is your 'thing'
This love-story is for you.
Remember how Icarus flew too close to the sun?
Recall how he plunged into the sea and drowned?
He reincarnated as Charlie Smith
From Lesser Ploddington
Very few people know this.
And it is as Charlie that he falls in love with Isadora Finchly.
So great is their passion
That the Benign Influence
Grants them a dispensation.
They may go back in time.
Or they may go forward in time.
Experience with them the drama of decision.
Which era will they choose?
Read about the battle for Isadora's eternal spirit!
Learn about Malignio, the Evil Wanderer,
Who disguises himself as an Icarus look-alike
And hovers with intent.
With Isadora, stand on the sun-drenched beach,
Is this farewell?
Who will live?
Who will die?
Where are they now?
The Reincarnation Review: "Surely Elvira Nonchalance is the reincarnation of Tolstoy;
otherwise how could she write so well?" Ann Jones (Boadicea wot was).


What is this life if, full of flaws,
We have no time to stand and pause?
To let the water cascade down
Obliterating every frown?
To stand beneath the drenching spray
Which washes care and hurt away?
The leap from bed to face a life
That's full of worry, full of strife,
Is over, but what lies before
Is a life of work, a daily war!
But, just for now, you are washed clean,
As though your tension's never been.
Close your eyes, and take this time
To banish more than dirt and grime.
Let the water cleanse your mind;
Leaving clarity behind.
What is this life if, full of flaws,
We have no time to stand and pause?


Lisa Ricard Claro said...

I always love getting your "two-fers." The poem is lovely. :) Your blurb is brilliant, as always. The mythical aspect would pull me in. And Icarus as a common man from Lesser Ploddington? Who knew? LOL

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

Oh man, you always have me cracking up when I read your blurbs and today is no different. I love everybody's names and the whole premise of your story. Reincarnated time travelers! Loved your shower poem too.

Have a wonderful weekend,

Kathy M.

Kay L. Davies said...

Your blurb poem is hilarious, Brenda, but the line that made me laugh and laugh was "Very few people know this"! Wonderful!
Ah, and the shower sounds so soothing. After we go out into the season's first snow to build a shelter for a dog who won't go into her dog house (hasn't, for two years) I'm going to have a shower just like that, to stand and pause, as though my tension's never been.

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie’s Guide to Adventurous Travel

Lynn said...

Reincarnation--count me in, I'd love to hear more. Love your second poem too!

Grandma's Goulash said...

It makes sense that the former Icarus would fall for a girl named Finchly. Hope this tale has a better outcome than his previous life.

I had to read Icarus' story in high school Latin class. I must admit that it beat most of the battle stories we had to wade through. I wouldn't have enjoyed those, even if they had been in English.

Tammy said...

I will think of your poem next time I'm in the shower! Wonderful. And I would love to read more about reincarnated Icarus. Especially since he's now Charlie Smith of Lesser Ploddington. Clever as usual.