If Aristotle is correct, history and poetry go together like oil and water. Aristotle viewed the study of history as a non-essential. But he was only partly correct.
It is true many historians become so focused on particulars (e.g. cultures and issues) that they lose sight of what has remained constant since the beginning – that is, human nature changes little.
People still murder, love, desire, lust, lie, fight, and so on, just as they did thousands of years ago. The particulars constantly change, but human nature remains a constant.
My book, Leaves of Dreams, reflects the reality of Aristotle’s universals with regards to human nature. The particulars in the book are both historical and a constant.
As a “poet,” it is my hope, as you read my poems you have one eye on the particular and one eye on the constant. And equally my hope, it will help bring into focus a richer dimension into the human experience and soul.
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