PROMO: What I Found In The Dark | Clayton Clifford Bye | Chase Enterprises

Title: What I Found In The Dark
Author: Clayton Clifford Bye   
Publisher: Chase Enterprises, 2010   
ISBN 9780978177423
eBook, PDF, 70 pages
Price: $3.99 CDN
Genre: Poetry

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The mystery of the veil, of the dark curtain between this life and the next, between past and future or between mind and matter haunts all of us at one time or another. Yet... there is beauty in what we can’t see and must imagine.

Like most people, I’m certain my life won’t come down to What I Found in the Dark: there’s too much light for that. Yet... I peer through veils of the past and the future yet to be, and I take what glimpses come my way.

Share those glimpses with me. Some are sweet; some bitter; and some will hurt: my hope is you will find all interesting and instructive.

Clayton Bye
May 22, 2010


The Town of Me

My days have been
the passing of dreams,
not quite real clouds
built of smoke and dust,
marking each pained
but gritty footstep
with rasping laughter
to steal away
the life-blood of
this aging ghost town,
while colourless
thoughts raised without form
walk through my halls,
echos of silence.


A crystal passage from here to there
but no light with which to see.
"So what?" He asks with bitterness,
that door is closed to me.

Hole In The Clouds

Radiant beams,
a hole in the clouds,
gossamer strands
speak out loud.
Warmed heart,
a child's eyes aglow:
soul is livened,
I drive slow.


Reviewer Lucille P Robinson | 4 out of 5 Stars!
... "I found the following truths about Clayton Bye’s What I Found in the Dark poems. They make you wonder, ask questions, imagine, and, yes, feel sadness, joy, discomfort, and perhaps a yearning for love, for understanding, for a close mate to share your life with. Yes, these poems are deep, some rhyme, some don’t, some are clear on their own, some become clear from the introduction that comes before it."

Author John B. Rosenman | 5 out of 5 Stars!
By all means, be sure to read Clayton Bye's What I Found In The Dark.. It's nice to see a poet with a sense of structure and restraint. When it comes to poetry, restraint magnifies freedom. The brief introductory comments are great, too. They tell us just enough without spoiling it for us. I like their thematic tie-in with darkness, love, and related emotions. Most of all, this is a volume you can read repeatedly without exhausting its richness.

Author D. L. Keur | 5 out of 5 Stars!
This resonating collection of poems by Clayton Bye takes you into the deepest stirrings of the psyche. It plumbs a true fathom of passion, yearning, and acute self-discernment, from the center of the Self. The soul's quest, its essence responding to the visceral reality--the joyous, the lovely, as well as the ugly--this is the journey upon which you will embark within these pages.

Poet Gillian Jane Sims | 5 out of 5 Stars!
Your poetry is just unbelievable.

Poet Cynthia Baello | 4 out of 5 Stars!
Regarding the poem "A Hole In The Clouds." Very refreshing and the lines though brief say a lot of emotions.

Poet Edwin Hurdle | 5 out of 5 Stars!
Regarding the poem "Headpins." Great poem, very well written.

Clayton Bye

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