In the City of Art
Selected poems by J. Berchman Bernard Stewart
“Mr. Stewart’s poems reveal a new luminary incarnation of the ancient but ever-present Celtic bardic tradition. With an astonishing variety of voices and styles, his mastery of words and images provides an exhilarating and scintillating experience of a rare and unique poetic power, not to be missed.”
Dr. Joseph Gross More
Herein are selected poems by J. Berchman Bernard Stewart. These poems were created over ten years in relative isolation; hence, this is the first public exhibition of Mr. Stewart's poetry.
Most of the works took 1,000-6,000 hours, yet a few fell like ink drops from the pen and appear here almost unaltered from their original drafts.
They range from "closed form", metered, to looser internal rhyme. They are in all styles, from imagist to jazz. Some are romantic, some solemn, some a bit silly, and one a touch scary.
These works are concise and speak clearly.
Above all else, the goal of this poet is to move the reader with "a thing of beauty," which "is joy forever."