A Gathering Of Wings is an original collection of poems telling a spiritual and epic story through one man’s eyes, as he takes a journey of discovery along Fife’s coastal path towards his and mankind’s destiny.
This book took around three years to write, from its humble beginnings with poems about nature, birds and landmarks along Fife’s coastal path in Scotland, right up to the full blown story that encompasses these poems, with an added dimension about humanity’s problems, and how angels looking down on us decide to alter the world in a huge cataclysm.
The book is interspersed with this story, linking the poems together into a cohesive whole. This is not simply a poetry book, but a journey that is both fantastical but relevant to our current reality.
It challenges our views on life; I did some research on other religions, especially Gnosticism, for this book, and it reflects some of these beliefs, but mainly its aim is to make the reader think about the world, and our place in it, and to make up their own minds about what is right and what is wrong. We all have a conscience; it’s how that conscience manifests itself.
“I often wonder
how I would feel when the world came to an end;
for some, it would be the final wheel, the cycle of day and night shuddering, broken, unable to mend.
For others, they would huddle together, weeping their sorrow into the ground; safety in numbers, until life ends forever, snuffed out by a huge cataclysm, human beings never to be found.”
(Excerpt from poem ‘The Ones Left Behind’)