Like Robert Frost before him, Jim Metcalf was a poet whose commentaries on everyday objects and encounters offer a keen insight into man and nature. Compiled by his wife Mary Ann after his death, these poems appear exactly as they were written for television and are intended to share with the reader a rich legacy of love, hope, and understanding.
|In words that seemed created to go together
He fashioned music fit for angel voices.
At times fragile . . . delicate as gossamer . .
And then in changing mood to fit a sudden passion,
They would explode like midnight thunder
Echoing through craggy canyons
In some desolate and silent land . . .
From "The Poet"
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
At the time of his death in 1977, Jim Metcalf was widely acclaimed as one of the brightest new stars in the poetry world. He was also the writer, producer, and host of the top-rated New Orleans television program, A Sunday Journal. His work earned him many accolades, including the distinguished Peabody Award for broadcasting. In 1998, Metcalf was posthumously inducted into the New Orleans Broadcasting Hall of Fame. Follow Another Star, along with Metcalf's other volumes of poetry, Jim Metcalf's Journal, In Some Quiet Place, and Please to Begin, are compiled in Jim Metcalf: Collected Poems ($15.95 pb), also published by Pelican.
FOLLOW ANOTHER STAR
By Jim Metcalf
64 pp. 5½ x 8½
EAN: 978-0-88289-216-0 hc