Grain -Mystical Poems

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A selection of mystical love poems, of poetry on fire, GRAIN is for the mature reader whose delight is to drift off into a world of dreams never dreamed. In an English sonnet sequence of 28 classic love poems and one long contemplation on death and dying, GRAIN organically knits poems about love and life together into a mystical union, an enrapture which is the Love of God. Please see the sample. More

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About Doug Bentley

Doug Bentley lives quietly in Richmond, Canada. He is the author of four books currently available here:

a journey of self-discovery into the sanctuary of your soul - and beyond!;

"one of the best kept secrets in Canadian English Poetry today!";

GO -21st Century Existentialism in an Absurdist Theme -
a full-length 4 Act play based on the landmark play by Samuel Beckett, Waiting For Godot;

GRAIN -Mystical Poems -
an English sonnet sequence of 28 classic love poems and one long contemplation on death and dying.

All of the author's books are available in soft cover at Amazon websites worldwide, major online retailers and bookstores including CreateSpace, Barnes & Noble [USA], Bowker Books, Books A Million, Book Depository websites, Indie Bound, Flipkart [India], Alibris, Angus & Robertson [Australia], Bookworld [Australia], Rakuten {USA}, and libraries and academic institutions worldwide through the Ingram Content Group and Baker & Taylor, as well as NACSCORP in the USA.

Your next step is to download the free samples. Or, better yet, for less than the price of a pint of beer you can purchase your own copy.


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Review by: Tuppence van Harn on April 05, 2014 :
Doug Bentley, possibly in innocent enthusiasm but certainly with admiration, challenged William Shakespeare to a contest. Now Will, as we all know, is quite the master and was rather bemused that Mr. Bentley thought himself large enough to take him on. Will tossed out his favorites and chuckled. Mr. Bentley offered up his response. Will wasn't smiling so much anymore, and was that a bead of sweat appearing on his brow?

Now I love Shakespeare as much as the next person. Mr. Bentley's sonnets were clearly inspired by, answering, questioning, teasing, or just plain taking out for a stroll Will's. I automatically adored them. I couldn't help myself. It was a comfy as Will, but Mr. Bentley's themes spoke beyond any classic wooing. They spoke of love found in me, and you, and Bertha down the street. They were the poems of chance meetings, chat rooms, and children that were and children that were never meant to be. Of finding and losing and wishful thinking and doubt and that huge vastness dividing reality and our perceived reality. It was at times like he had lived my life and written it down for me. And since I am most certainly not a man nor living in Canada or even on either of the American continents for that matter, all I can summarize is he is writing one hell of a good universally themed work that is relatable.

But then I moved onto his other poetry. This is where he truly shines. No longer was he "everyman" but rather fully himself. And what a guy he turned out to be. If I am ever in Canada I am looking him up and buying him a beer. And nachos.

His voice is soft, calm, direct. He is almost talking to himself out loud and you are compelled to listen. And nod in agreement. And share a box of tissues with him during the earth poems. His descriptions during air and fire were breathtaking. I was easily there feeling the dying heat of the sun as it set and the slight almost panic sensation when the horizon was lost and the sea and sky melted into one and mirrored each other.

This is a fabulous volume of poetry. Buy it. Enjoy it. Share it with a friend and enjoy it all over again.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

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