Sam R Geraghty’s second collection of poetry is a work of intensity but alarming contradiction; a work that portrays the impact of the extraordinary upon the ordinary, the supernatural upon the natural, of the unequal forces of gods and spirits forcing their agenda upon the living flesh and blood of our human community.
Impermanence represents the result of this imbalance, of forces that the poet Ted Hughes considered responsible for an ‘unendurable intensity that lifts the whole episode onto the supernatural or divine plane.’
On the one hand, whilst the many changes we witness within this body of work are often suffered in the moment, their ramifications for the bonds already weaved in the lifetime of the target are enough to warrant an appreciation of our ever-impermanent state. However, when placed then into the arena of myth, they also become stories of the immortal and the permanent in their many respective shifts.
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