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“What Is Love? I have met in the streets a very poor young man who was in love. His hat was old, his coat worn, the water passed through his shoes and the stars through his soul”
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“If someone thinks that peace and love are just a cliche that must have been left behind in the 60s, that's a problem. Peace and love are eternal.”
John Lennon

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“To fear love is to fear life, and those who fear life are already 3-parts dead.”
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Dead People on Holiday (Poetry)
2 chapters   —   updated Feb 27, 2011 07:25AM
Description: Two poems from my latest book, a fusion of my poetry and digital art that has been ten years in the making. It's available to order from Amazon.com, Barnes and Noble, Waterstones, Foyles, WH Smith and all good bookshops. Get a veek for trhe book on http://www.amazon.co.uk/Dead-People-Holiday-Stephen-Jackson/dp/1450039685/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1297164227&sr=8-1; or read about its origins on http://www.DeadPeopleonHoliday.com. “The living”, it has been said, “are dead people on holiday”. This book is a ten-year testimony to one man’s living death, concluding in acceptance and at least the chance of a return to hope, love and a new life. The poetry here pulls apart the inner sadness of encroaching age and irredeemable failure, with a candour which for most of us has to be kept stifled, silent, perhaps barely even thought. But this is a book which surmounts despair; and for the narrator here as much as for anyone else: if these are the ashes of a failed life, they are the ashes from which a phoenix can rise. And yes, someday it will. Stephen Jackson’s fusion of his own poetry with digital imagery has been acclaimed as “hauntingly beautiful...tight, life-affirming”. His account has been called “fascinating and amazing”: with a texture of writing comparable to John Donne’s. Soft cover ISBN: 978-1-4500-3968-0 Hardcover ISBN: 978-1-4500-3969-7
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