The Living of a Life

      K. J. Tesar
The Living of a Life

With these short stories K. J. Tesar explores the thoughts, and hopes, that accompany people as they confront difficult situations in their lives. As they navigate their way through the intricacies of their lives they strive to understand their situations better, and the forces that drive them. It is a study of the human condition.His poetry exposes the darker depths of man.With these short stories K. J. Tesar explores the thoughts, and hopes, that accompany people as they confront difficult situations in their lives. As they navigate their way through the intricacies of their lives they strive to understand their situations better, and the forces that drive them. The twists and turns of life take them in different directions, and cause them to feel an array of emotions. Life's changes are thrust upon them, and they are forced to deal with their new circumstances as well as they can. Different perspectives on living can be seen to emerge from the changes that affect these ordinary people's lives. It is a study of the human condition, and man's behaviour as he questions his role, and his path in society. His poetry exposes the darker depths of man. The 4 Poems explore vastly different aspects of life, from When Evil Descends, which is a poem about the ferocity of man towards his fellow man in World War 2, to the surreal dreamstate of A Life Fades, a poem about a man lost in his life, searching for escape.
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    Thoughts From A Far-Flung Place

      K. J. Tesar
Thoughts From A Far-Flung Place

This collection of poems by K. J. Tesar reflects his different styles of poetry, going from recounting a story, as he does with "A Journey Home", and "The Child Mother", to reflections on life as seen with "A Life Fades" and "The Edge of Life". In between we have haunting glimpses of the horror of war, as told by the two poems "When Evil Descends", and "The Battle of Bellevue Spur", the latter...This collection of poems by K. J. Tesar reflects his different styles of poetry, going from recounting a story, as he does with "A Journey Home", and "The Child Mother", to reflections on life as seen with "A Life Fades" and "The Edge of Life". In between we have haunting glimpses of the horror of war, as told by the two poems "When Evil Descends", and "The Battle of Bellevue Spur", the latter relating New Zealand's darkest day of both world wars. Through the collection we also have more fractured, enigmatic poems, like "The Unseen Path", "The living of a Life", and the surreal imagery of "The Flickering Light". The very special poem "Te Wharenui" explores the effects the Maori culture has had on New Zealand, and how this has helped New Zealand forge it's own, unique standing on the world stage. Even people who don't normally like poetry will find some enjoyment in this remarkable, singular collection of poems.
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