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Daniel Senser’s poetic opus touches on themes of erotic love, fantasy, drunkenness and madness, among others. His work stands out for its mystical and spiritual elements, as well as its use of rhyme and musical language.
Our eyes met. All the colors of the world
bled together as in a child's painting,
or rather, God's masterpiece cheerfully
smeared by the child Eros.
(We can't scold him because we can't catch him.)
Still decipherable in the mess—two dark eyes
filled with fire and music.
The faun plays his fife in those eyes
and I, the poet, open my mouth to sing.
Oh, mirror of my soul!
The hot breath of fate has fogged you over
and before I can cast the lure of my song
into that silver pond filled with your longing,
you are gone! and my reflection is all that remains.
Paperback: 90 pages
Publishing date: January 16, 2020
Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.3 x 9 inches
Daniel Senser is originally from Cincinnati, Ohio. He attended the University of Cincinnati where he received a BA in English. He began writing in elementary school, but started his career as a poet his freshman year of college after reading The Iliad. He was also greatly influenced by ancient Eastern poetry, the works of Jorge Louis Borges and other Hispanic writers, as well as contemporary writers such as Billy Collins and Charles Simic. Works by Daniel have been featured in such journals as: Adelaide, Jewish Currents, and California Quarterly, among others. He currently lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.