Tom Conley Releases Poetry Collection
Author and poet Tom Conley reaches out to readers from all walks of life and creeds in his new poetry collection, "The Common Cup" (published by Trafford Publishing). The cup is a metaphor for the common feelings that readers share, which inspire self-reflection.
"There are so many feelings expressed in the book that help people identify with their own circumstances," Conley says.
The poems in "The Common Cup" touch on universal themes that readers can identify with. Conley expertly renders feelings of imagination, nostalgia and wonder through well-crafted poems. "These poems speak to my heart and soul and touch inherent poetry in my soul and spirit," reveals Conley.
An excerpt from the poem, "A Sometimes Thought," included in "The Common Cup":
"No longer twenty now-well encroached upon that third decade and a dozen plus years in labors of church, a sometimes thought brushes by me like a swallow's wing on the way to somewhere else-a thought that just now I've had what bards and poets have called a dangling conversation."
"The Common Cup"
By Tom Conley
Softcover | 6 x 9in | 122 pages | ISBN 9781412046138
E-Book | 122 pages | ISBN 9781412231084
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble
About the Author
Tom Conley is a graduate of Furman University in Greenville, S.C. He completed graduate study at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, and was a Baptist minister for 30 years before becoming an Episcopal priest and Canon Pastor of the Cathedral of St. Philip (Episcopal) in Atlanta. Conley founded and was the executive director and pastoral theologian-in-residence at the Thomas H. Conley Center for Care, Counseling and Psychotherapy. He is now in private psychotherapy practice in Atlanta.
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