Asty Releases POETRY ON FIRE
Poets often take it unto themselves to bring their art into street level-harnessing the inchoate yearning of Everyman to reach out and connect to those things that are considered poetry's own: lofty thoughts, great meaning and rare evocative moments. The poet Asty, who has come through to an enviable level of poetic sense, invokes the poet's right for a Promethean moment. Thus, the new collection Poetry on Fire is aptly named, aided and abetted by the poet's early training in French, his Creole daily life and higher education in the United States.
For Asty in this collection, simplicity provides true poetic creativity. The simplicity of the poem "A bit of nothing," for example, belies an easy-going strength of mind and the humble sense of belonging to the greater universal good that essentially captures a common virtue of an average person:
"For life is really something else
And sometime more is actually less
As many things become unfeasible to us
When we try to hold the world like 'Atlas' "
Like the good Titan who moves silently behind the scenes lighting the fires of his poetic expression, Asty himself hides the facts of his poetry from the jealous gods. He measures them out for the average person-it is poetry illuminating the average person's heart in secret. It is all visible on the crowded street, when his beloved humanity "walk in beauty" through the common accents of his effortless lines.
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