Observations: The 1st Four Dozen is the flagship of a three book series by poet, lyricist and author, Michael Grove. Observations: The 2nd Wave, and Observations: 3rd time's a charm will round out this collection.
Publishing poetry is a bit like walking around naked in public, except it is not yet illegal. This is poetry, pure, simple and naked. This is from the heart and soul, with the mind and conscience as contributing editors. This is art from language. It is presented here in four sub-titles: Creative Concepts, Wishful Thinking, Scattered Ramblings and Words of Faith.
Follow this journey through multiple moods with an enchanting collection which features something for everyone. Readers will be enlightened by the hopeful and spiritually uplifting verse and intrigued by those dealing with the struggling search for love in the midst of lust. Shedding greed in favor of charity is a reoccurring theme.
FROM THE AUTHOR: "Over the years, I've often said Learn from the past, Live in the Present and Look to the Future. I hold hope that I may contribute to it's betterment, and do my best to have a positive impact on all whom I come in contact with. The world today is what it is so I Pray for Peace, Hope for Joy and Live for Love. Of course, there will always remain the Garbage In = Garbage Out theory, still this book is thought-provoking and worth owning and reading."
ABOUT THE COVER: Intense thought, the result of distinct observations and experiences burn from within, consuming me perhaps, yet forged so deeply within my soul that they drive me onward. So many, so rapid and so fleeting that the vast majority still escape me, burned away forever, in a brief moment. Come and get it.
Michael Grove is a lifelong resident of mid-Michigan. After attending Michigan State University and Lansing Community College, he began teaching courses in Solar Housing and Energy Efficient Design in the Architecture department at L.C.C. which he did for over 15 years. During this same time he formed and operated a successful home building and real estate company. Mike has held many leadership positions with various organizations such as the Homebuilders Association, The Jaycees and The Order of DeMolay. Mike takes great pride in helping other people at all times and is involved in many charitable causes. He has been the manager of HomeLoans in Lansing since 2001.
Mike has been writing poetry since he was 10 years old, however the vast majority of his work has been completed since 1996. In addition to the three-book Observations series of poetry, Mike is working on a fiction novel as well as an elementary level primer on solar energy.
In his spare time, Mike enjoys music, boating, fishing, shooting pool, golf, bowling and Texas hold-em. He dabbles in keyboard creations and works at putting some of his poetry to music. He appreciates spending quality time with his two children as well as his dog, Jake.