poems and prose
Daniel H.R. Fishman
- $14.95 (soft cover: 6 x 9) Spring, 2018 Available at Amazon.com
- This collection of 130 pieces — most poems, a few prose — explores the beauty, drama, humor and surprise inside each of us, set within varied landscapes, some that take our breath away, some that keep us breathing.
Praise for Everyday Sublime
Danny Fishman’s Everday Sublime is woven with nature, love, sorrow, mythology and super heroes. His lovers guide you to platforms of ecstasy and longing; while his imagery and nature haiku’s implore you to read outdoors. His love for family and the journeys he takes are as varied as his New York, Santa Monica, Rainbow, San Francisco, heritage.
His Buddhist philosophy permeates his garden imagery. His love for his sister and care for her is almost parental. His couplet, “underground, unseen, their roots remain entwined, sharing soil,” written about younger brother Jonathan allows the reader to visualize this great bond between brothers.
From start to the last line the lessons he shares through loving, through healing, through suffering, are all woven with incredible insights from nature. A must read!
— Lisa A. Ratnavira, M.A., author of Grief’s Labyrinth and other poems
DHR Fishman first collection of poetry Everyday Sublime is a tender, funny and poignant ode to life. Fascinated by nature and the human culture he finds himself in Fishman pays close attention to Batman’s butler, the pop song, Love Potion #9, dragonflies, Milton’s daughters, Keats, middle-school students’ farts, and Lois Lane. Fishman also writes about the roots he shares with his brother and the anguish the poet felt when his sister asked him to assist in her suicide. A master of the music of poetry and of a variety of poetic forms, Fishman’s poems will make you laugh and cry. Idiosyncratic and generous Everyday Sublime is a book that will give readers a new appreciation of their experiences in their everyday lives.
— Penny Perry, 7-time Pushcart Prize nominee, author of Santa Monica Disposal & Salvage