Observing the Labyrinth from Heaven, Vols. I & II
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The first book of poetry by American architect, author and artist Hollace M. Metzger. Metzger was educated in the US, London and Venice, Italy before settling into the New York and Paris arts scenes for the past eight years. Recently, she has been prolific in writing while performing in public salons in New York City and while traveling across Western Europe. In addition to writing, her poetic endeavors include collaborations with composers in the US, UK, Canada, across the EU and Romania.Through words, Observing the Labyrinth's renaissance appeal unfolds, revealing itself mysteriously but with refreshing honesty. It will take you on a journey of mind, space and time travel from the past into the future with transporting descriptions of place, of space and the bitter-sweetness of urban life paired with optimism and deep sensual undertones. Through the Labyrinth, you will find a glimpse into the library of the next generation of poets. [64 poems, 67 b/w photos] ASIN# B004J6QAJ6
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Jan 26, 2013In Hollace M Metzger's "Observing The Labyrinth from Heaven," formidable emotional depth is revealed through nearly tangible poetic imagery which is vibrationally illuminated by a romanticism rarely found in literature today, and it is something to be cherished. It is a timeless romanticism, a true passion for art and love amplified through delicately and purposely placed verses which readers will connect with on multi-levels. "Observing The Labyrinth from Heaven" is a journey through time and simultaneously co-existing dimensions, which causes one to observe the surrounding world with new eyes in an attempt to fully appreciate its beauty as if for the first time. It is impossible to leave this book without feeling changed as a person for having experienced it, and readers will embrace a feeling of having time travelled--from the urban musings of "Nothingness" in the PRESENT, back into the PAST "Underneath Parisian Streets," and into the FUTURE... More > with "Eternal Story," a story without an end. It is a work of art in which one poem bleeds into the next--abstractly, and without clear boundaries or definition, in much the same way memories exist in their multi-dimensional complexity. It is testimony to how unlimited Hollace M Metzger's imagination is. Captivating images enhance the stories within, giving the reader a feeling of being pulled in opposite directions from different points of view all at once. One thing is true about "Observing The Labyrinth from Heaven," the reader is in complete control of this journey, and it is possible to read each passage a thousand different ways for a thousand different life changing experiences. One of the most expansive works of literature I've ever read.< Less
Aug 28, 2009"passion" You will find a stranger and a friend in Ms. Metzger's writing. You will find a lover and a mother, a child and a woman who knows far more about life than what many of us hope to know in a lifetime. I highly recommend this book of poetry to anyone who wants to understand him or herself better, to feel at ease with being human, to learn to love again, to evolve through a process of anger to joy, peace to fulfillment, from cover to cover - to feel burning PASSION for life again!
Jul 4, 2009"Athens, Architecture & Attitude" I met Hollace in Athens where I bought her book. Knowing her, reading her and knowing her again is a delight. Her philosophy on life is revitalizing - contemporary but romantic. Whenever I open her book I am reassured that I am not alone, that my dreams are closer than I realize and that it's okay to think most things I think but hide from other people. Thank you for spreading your magic in Greece. We needed some. We needed to remember where we came from - our own minds and experiences.
Jun 27, 2009A truly beautifull book, gets my highest recommendation.
Jun 4, 2009"Your poetry reading at Shakespeare & Co." This is just the beginning, my friend. Paris loves you!
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- Hollace M. Metzger (Standard Copyright License)
- Second Edition
- MiDEA, New York
- December 20, 2008
- Perfect-bound Paperback
- Interior Ink
- Black & white
- 0.84 lbs.
- Dimensions (inches)
- 6 wide x 9 tall
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