Sparkling Fountain: Collected Poems
Life and death, conflict and oppression, nature, love, philosophy and faith. The poems of Oranmore resonate with deep, universal themes and are based on real events and poignant personal experiences. From growing up in Ireland to the 100th Birthday of his father — 4th Lord Oranmore and Browne and the longest serving member of The House of Lords — and his travels across the globe, Sparkling Fountain combines both previously published and new poems to create a fine original collection which is a joy for all to read.
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Review: As someone who has been writing poetry for over 45 years, I am always on the lookout for new to me poets with collections of poems about a variety of subjects.
The poems are divided into several sections, each section with a common thread--stories, dedications, exalted heights, love poetry, the garden of growth, the light of humanity and timeless days. Poems written about the loss of his brother and his father are deeply emotional.
His section of love poems were my favorites, as they are what I tend to write the most of myself.
I highly recommend this book for anyone looking to read some modern day poetry with real emotion and often deep meanings.
Rating: Four stars
About the author: Oranmore, also known as Dominick Mereworth, is a poet and playwright. He has had numerous anthologies previously published including The Glory of Glories: Inspirational Poetry (Arcturus Press 2005) and has had a number of plays produced on Fringe Theatre London including Seal of Rome in Belfast and I married Madeline as well as others produced in Belfast and Cork. Over the years Dominick has also had short stories published to wide acclaim in national magazines. In addition, he continues to work extensively in the voluntary and charity sector including: Kent Refugee Action Network and Rapid Ireland, he is the president of Celtic Vision and Vice-President for both Veterans in Europe and Montecassino Federation for Remembrance and Reconciliation. His father, 4th Lord Oranmore and Browne, was to date the longest serving member of The House of Lords and Dominick succeeded him in 2002 to become the 5th Baron. Today he lives in London with his family.