On A Distant Planet

Kline, A. S. (b.1947), authored by Kline, A. S. (contact-email)

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This further collection of poems by A. S. Kline takes a look at Earth as if from a distant planet, but also at the natural world, and our history as a species, both of which may seem increasingly distant planetary worlds of activity when set against the technology-dominated world of our future. Manifestations of life around us may seem likewise remote and distant, whether they are the worlds of other minds, including those of the creatures, or simply the silent, language-less worlds of landscape and seascape. Nonetheless, what is seen from a distance may acquire a deeper beauty in our minds, and these poems, even though they are uncompromising in their gaze, celebrate the human, and the rich complexity of existence. To be free of illusions, is not to be free of values, and to accept reality is not to condemn it. On the contrary, our world is ours to create.

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Kline, A. S.

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