Pages: 122 pages
Description: Excerpt from the introduction by Michael Grotsky: “Ambitious in its scope, Something Else’s Thoughts, Dah’s seventh book of the decade, is a rumination on death, loss, desire, and absence, as he weaves one poem into the next, creating a tale that walks the high wire of love and disorder between the narrator and his muse, who contributes to the experience. They inhabit a nebulous world that slips between, behind, under, and into “the gray line” –– a metaphor that runs throughout this work as a mystifying and elusive divide between all things”.
Pages: 114 pages
Description: Where most poetry collections focus on family sentimentality or cultural history, the poems in ‘The Translator’, composed with real and surreal imagery, address the social, spiritual, and melancholic conditions of humanity with an emphasis on staying aligned with the natural world.
Born April 7th 1950, in Herkimer, New York and raised in Ilion, New York, along the energizing Mohawk River, Dah has been a resident of Berkeley, California since 1980.
Besides being a prolific writer, Dah is an award-winning photographer, and a yoga practitioner since 1969. He is a certified teacher in two yogic disciplines, Shivananda and Yoga Of The Heart. From these two schools he developed his own style, Chakra Four Yoga, which he’s been teaching to children in public and private schools since 2005. Dah stopped teaching adults in 2013, only to focus on the magical realm of teaching kids to meditate, to stretch, and to stay in harmony with the natural world.
When Dah is not writing or teaching he stays close to nature and has a great passion for coastal camping along the Pacific shores and backcountry camping along lakes and rivers, as well as cycling, canoeing, and daily long walks in the redwood hills of Berkeley. He also spends many hours in his self-designed and self-built garden meditating or floating into a trance state of deep relaxation, dreams, and visions.
Much of Dah’s poetry exhibits indelible images of nature and, at times, his poetry can be beautifully melancholic due to the gloomy emotionally and spiritually depleted realms of humanity, politics, and religion.
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