Arrow of Time: And Other Poems of Anonymity and Dissolution

Arrow of Time: And Other Poems of Anonymity and Dissolution poetry books

ARROW OF TIME: And Other Poems of Anonymity and Dissolution

Chew Lawrence would disclaim that his first collection is a body of metaphysical poetry, yet his poems are metaphysical in that they pose questions about the fundamental nature of reality and posits the poet’s tentative answers concerning it.

Unlike the metaphysical poets of the 17th century such as John Donne and George Herbert who looked to God as Ultimate Reality, the poet disavows any notion of Deity. To him, God is not the personal divine being of believers, but a “Poet of Creation” who “teaches us the songs of ascension that lifts forth the universe”. This “Poet of Creation” in turn is the poet’s creation – a metaphor. That he slips into this metaphor is revealing – both of the poet and our distinctly human proclivity to awe and wonder. Nonetheless his “relationship” with a non-existent God is one of mock reverence.

To read his poems is to be invited into the swirling vortex of quantum physics, philosophy, evolutionary biology and personal biography. They do not make an easy read, but engaging with them is not only a stimulating intellectual exercise, it may lead the reader to ponder the nature of the universe and our place in it. In these poems, you meet the defiance of modern man, stripped of the easy consolations of God, conversing with silent space.

If you have an ear for the lyrical and yet love to probe mysteries and bust myths, you will love Chew’s poems. The lyricism ranges from the personal to the cosmic. He does not pull his punches yet remarkably, delivers them in songs – right from the first to the last poem in this anthology.

To read his poems is to be invited into the swirling vortex of quantum physics, philosophy, evolutionary biology and personal biography. Engaging with them is not only a stimulating intellectual exercise it may lead the reader to ponder the nature of the universe and our place in it. In these poems, you meet the defiance of modern man, stripped of the easy consolations of God, conversing with silent space. This conversation vacillates from harshness in its relentless logic to tenderness in its lyricism. They do not diminish the human condition nor our unique penchant to seek meaning; but rather counsels a sense of proportion in our reactions to life’s vicissitudes when placed in a cosmic scale.
Jeffery Lee (Singapore Poet)

Now on the poems you sent me: they are unique; they carry me along with your carefully chosen words; I cannot describe them because of the sweet meaning you have put hidden all throughout your poems, “amazing”
Christian Jay, Senior Publishing Consultant

Indian Users –
Buy Lawrence Chew’s ARROW OF TIME: And Other Poems of Anonymity and Dissolution from Amazon.in
Buy Lawrence Chew’s ARROW OF TIME: And Other Poems of Anonymity and Dissolution from Flipkart

U.S. Users –
Buy Lawrence Chew’s ARROW OF TIME: And Other Poems of Anonymity and Dissolution from Amazon.com

U.K. Users –
Buy Lawrence Chew’s ARROW OF TIME: And Other Poems of Anonymity and Dissolution from Amazon.co.uk

Rate the poem
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars
We are posting your rating...
Poems you will love

Give your feedback / review for the poem

Be the First to Comment & Review poem!

Notify of
avatar
wpDiscuz

Quiet Time

Quiet Time short poem

I write beautiful poems in my quiet times, Sign that the universe delivers in silence – Great inspirations about love and crimes – With a poetic virtuoso ,I build my intelligence- Which I use to extract imaginative awareness- For the

Solitude and Other Obsessions

Solitude and Other Obsessions poetry books

About the book: This is a selection of poetry about solitude and other obsessions that have distracted, driven, destroyed and / or defined us. Spanning genres, styles, emotions, time & place, these works by a collective of 5 poets are

The Time Has Come

The Time Has Come ode

It’s time to leave Far far away from here Go away please There’s no need to fear. Your time has now come Don’t fight anymore There’s nothing to escape from You just need to let go. You must understand, I

Our Time

Our Time short poem

As I reminisce un past songs It brings back the memories The times of laughter And youth Hoping to remember more good days The songs replay in my mind As I search for our memories From our time of youth

Till The End Of Time

Till The End Of Time ballad

Everyone has a wish so that of mine, To make our love eternal till the end of time. Oh! if only i were the breeze and she inhaled everything of mine, i would graved inside her forever, till the end