Cody McCullough’s debut collection of poetry, THE PAST, PRESENT, & FUTURE, delves into the fleeting nature of life viewed through the prism of time. Separated into three main collections, the work touches on topics ranging from the essence of life, to family relationships, to the natural world. Featuring poems such as THE TALL FIRS ARE DANCING TODAY and THE COOL MORNING AIR, the entire collection includes a total of 73 poems written in free verse. Through his unique style, McCullough takes the reader on a journey from the beginning of existence, to the end of time, and everywhere in between.
It’s a great pleasure today to introduce, remind, or reacquaint, the reader with Cody McCullough’s blog, and new book of poetry. I’ve been a fan of Cody’s writings for a while now, and always enjoy my visits over at his site. This collection written in free verse is his usual intriguing work.
As with the title, it seems only fitting to break down each part in turn, beginning, adventurously, with the Past:
Here, we have a considered look at childhood memories, of a fleeting time which the author does well to encapsulate the feeling of time passing. This section is an exploration of the learning experience of the formative years, and of the memories that we hold all our lives. There is something melancholy and a feeling of the lost, or perhaps lostness.
These poems – as with the other two parts – are mixed with writings of history, of past generations and a thoughtful look at a perspective of a universal past as well as the personal. The passing of time into history, the temporary, and how that, as well as the personal, is recalled, and remembered differently. Continue reading “The Past, Present, & Future: A Book of Poetry – Cody McCullough”