Inner Thoughts
by Eric Daniel

"I am willing to walk with you until the end of time
If your path is dark, I will burn for you
If by chance your path is fear, I will facie it for you
If your path is sorrow, I will comfort you
You may stumble, but you'll never fall-that's my promise to you
For all that I ask and all that I wish is this''

That you allow me to walk by your side
And to hope one day... that you'll walk by mine"

Like so much of Victorian poet Lord Alfred Tennyson's poetry, the poems in Eric Daniel's collection of Inner Thoughts evoke complex emotions through his restless poetic structuring of an honest and tireless range of emotions that are the reality of a life fully lived—fully felt.

Daniel precisely casts his emotions—both bright and dark—into heartfelt words on stark white stages of paper where they can be observed and genuinely felt by others.

From cover to cover, in over 100 poems, Daniel establishes a powerful sense of intimacy in his striking range of moment-to-moment—poem to poem—transformations of contrasting emotions and themes which alternately touch on the repeating themes of light and darkness...

"Broken Dreams" and "Day Dreams"
"Hate" and "Love"
"The Hunt" and "The Hunted"
"The End of Man" and "The Future"
"Abyss" and "Paradise"
"Of Little Things" and "The Universe"

To read Daniel's collective body of poems from his own perspective as... someone who has been bound by the chains of failure is to succeed in understanding what it is like to live and understand the mortal longings and undulating universal emotions which are common to all of us.

It was Robert Frost that once wrote, "A poem begins with a lump in the throat, a home-sickness or a love-sickness. It is a reaching-out toward expression; an effort to find fulfillment. A complete poem is one where the emotion has found its thought and the thought has found the words." First published in Robert Frost: The Man and His Work (New York: Henry Holt, 1923).

And in that vein, in his Inner Thoughts, Daniel delivers a complete collection of poetry that will fulfill reader's desires to experience a symphony of human emotions.

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