About the Book
This book is one part of an overall 3 year project entitled "Kollage 100+ Works, 2016-2018, Volume III". These "Meditations" are located on a DVD which is part of that book . These poems are written in various forms, some of which date back to the Middle Ages. There is no particular theme running through the works except, perhaps, the passage of time. The sonnets, in particular, can suggest a narrative motion forward combined with essential lyric qualities. This lyricism derives from an acute sense of the aural sounding of the phrases or motifs and their overall musicality. This imagistic framework combined with a reflective sense of time are seemingly what attract the author to these forms. The photographs and art work, all created by Martinez, bring a cohesiveness to the book as a whole and draw the reader into this alternative, poetic space. The stained glass on the cover (which was designed by Martinez as well) is suggestive of the ancient forms that are used to create some of these works.