About The Book
Every person reacts to his or her emotions. Some reveal their emotions openly, but others commit these sentiments to a place within. Poet Jay Reynolds calls this place “the deep.” Emotions are sent there to be locked up, with no hope of ever being seen or felt again. It is now time to descend the staircase into the deep where we rediscover hopes and heartaches and give them life. Poems from the Deep is the result of Reynolds making his own descent into the place of forgotten feeling. For him, words rose from the deep about relationships, seasons of life, and nature as he awakened from an emotional sleep. He touches upon this life-altering discovery in “Songs of the Deep: ” Songs of the deep rise in my sleep When the night has a hold on me In words of rhyme arranged so neat Their cadence sets a melodic beat Through spirit and soul, they resound Whether a soaking timbre or cascading sound To swell and fade all thru the night in rolling shimmering waves To bring me peace in which to sleep or turbulence about me surround. Poems take the reader on a journey within, walking through depths of feeling to summon renewal. Reynolds invokes the senses in a subtle way that is both impactful and refreshing. May you come and take a walk in this place of remembered feeling, intense healing, and the newness of life lived with eyes-and heart-wide open.