Writing and Music by John Kirnan

The Hard Won Hush

Posted by John Kirnan on June 2nd, 2011

This is a book of poetry. Within its 106 pages, there are 59 poems, some short, some long. Though there are sections that divide the book into basic themes, if I tried to tell you what it's about, I'd have to tell you 59 stories. Each poem is its own little world. Basically, the book is Life filtered through me. Whether the poems are any good or not is up to a reviewer or, more importantly, you. Personally, I like them. I write poetry for two reasons: I love writing, and I want to share what I experience in case it helps someone. Simple. I'll leave the complexity to the poetry and Life itself. Within our complex lives, you could say that each one of us in our own way is looking for the same simple thing. Peace. It can be quite elusive. The painter Edgar Degas said, “Art is not so much a matter of what you see but of what you can get others to see.” May you see something in these pages that helps you in your search for the hard won hush.


Sample poems

If you'd like to see some of the poems from "The Hard Won Hush" before downloading the book, here are some samples:

Scorpio Passing

Two Souls

There Are Wonders


There's A Light




"The Hard Won Hush" poetry book


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