set apart before the world was made by john swain
In a mess of media consisting of self-reflecting writers, John Swain takes a stand and becomes the sentry for the world. These poems describe the world in a mystical way, making simple scenic views and events seem heavenly. Swain's commanding vocabulary drives these simplistic poems to another level, ranging from observant to prophetic. Only a few people can take a tree and mold it into words which lead a person on the right path in life. To twist nature into a deep bellow of wisdom. If you want to hear this voice, pick up this collection.
--C.J. Opperthauser, Greatest Lakes Review.