Keeping a promise he made, producer and CEO of Starpower Management Bruce Edwin is releasing his new book of poetry this year, “Poems of Faith.”
MALIBU, CALIFORNIA, USA, June 2, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — He thought he was going to die. So he did what a lot of people do when they think their life is almost over. He prayed. During this prayer, he promised that if he lived, he would profess his faith in that power which he believed left him or enabled him to survive. “Poems of Faith” is the result of this promise. A new collection of poetry from writer/producer and talent manager Bruce Edwin, “Poems of Faith” is a contemporary collection of poetry from a writer who for years has moved many with his words. Praised by countless stars and executives around the world, Bruce’s work is both identifiable, yet powerful, and often stays with the reader long after it’s been understood. His Free Entertainment Site www.HollywoodSentinel.com now also includes poetry.
About the poet
Bruce Edwin says: “I started reading when I was five and six years old. Discovering that words could rhyme was a pleasure for me. As a teenager, I felt the world very deeply. The suffering of a shredded child by a bombshell halfway around the world that I may have heard of, would send waves of grief through my soul and tear my face apart I have widely felt the passion and pain of everyone, everywhere I can still feel that today if I let that much in, but I usually try to have a layer of protection so I don’t hurt myself or drain my own life force like I did before.”
Bruce adds: “My low self-esteem as a child was partly saved by being a writer. At least I knew I was good for it. The work of Emily Dickinson and Robert Frost touched me for those early years. Later I discovered the genius of ee cummings around the age of fifteen, which blew me away and with which I fell in love. Then discovered Anne Sexton and Sylvia Plath for the first time when I was sixteen, changed my life. I read Sylvia Plath’s “The Bell Jar” in one day, and Anne Sexton became my favorite poet. Here was this beautiful, elegant woman, who had a sense of humor, but a dark sadness, which I was deeply connected to as a troubled punk rock kid. way with the words were magical to me, and moved me with shivers of joy and tears. I felt such closeness with her spirit. I think today that if her genius and her passion had not been called madness, she could have lived so many other years away from the doctors who constantly drugged and abused her. »
Bruce Edwin continues, “I became prolific in writing poetry during those teenage years. Poetry – especially writing it, saved my life. If music was my church and my temple, then poetry poetry was my confession and my song. Fortunately, I was always encouraged to write by my parents, my friends and especially my teachers. Music has had a profound effect on me throughout my life. The poetry of great lyricists has moved throughout my early childhood and adolescence beyond any way I could explain, other than to say this music was sometimes all I lived for – and that was a lot.” Bruce states, “A few years ago I rediscovered the poet Edna St. Vincent Millay. I wrote a poem dedicated to her in this new book. She is so amazing.”
“For what purpose, April, are you coming back again!”
Beauty is not enough.
You can’t calm me down with the blush anymore
Small sticky opening leaves.
I know what I know.
The sun is warm on my neck as I watch
The spikes of the crocus.
The smell of the earth is good.
It is obvious that there is no death.
But what does that mean?”
–excerpt from “Spring” by Edna St. Vincent Millay from “The Selected Poetry of Edna St. Vincent Millay”
God – A swear word?
Bruce Edwin says, “For some, God is like a dirty word. So much so that they won’t even use a capital G. I can understand. I used to deny the existence of God, and later I hated God. any loving God allows so much pain, suffering, tragedy and injustice in the world, I thought? Now, I think hating God is a bit like hating the air you breathe. It does not mean anything. I wouldn’t say I have faith in God today, because faith for me involves something you believe in. I don’t need to believe in the warmth of the sun, or of a rock, or of a tree. I just know it’s there. And for me, God is the warmth of the Sun. God is the manifestation of all creation and more. How can you deny and hate that? How can you not love the very Earth you walk on? It doesn’t matter who or what you call this benevolent force, but I believe anyone who seeks the truth long enough will find it. ‘Poems of Faith’ is my promise and my celebration of that true eternal power.”
A poem by Bruce in “Poems of Faith” conveys a similar feeling of serenity and love amidst a chaotic world;
like the tsunami in Japan
love overwhelms me
as buildings burn and fire floats at sea
love overwhelms me
as the children fall and scrape their little knee
like concrete walls they fall like maps
next to me
As the streets and floors crumble
under my feet
love – it overwhelms me
As the sirens call
and shots are fired
to warn me of an emergency
As harbingers of death
and the churches are losing their minds
Love, it flows all over me…”
–from “As the World Burns” by Bruce Edwin from “Poems of Faith”
“Poems of Faith” will be sold digitally online and in select bookstores nationwide later this year. For advance orders, samples or more, contact the Hollywood Sentinel PR Publicity Department for Bruce Edwin’s “Poems of Faith.” Email: [email protected] Tel. : 310-226-7176 Visit: www.BruceEdwin.com