C. W. Barrett

Here is where we begin that rare conversation about how Nature's Most Gifted Child not only survives, but prospers. Using Photography, Poetry, Prose and a respect for every unique creation God has made, we begin to expose, even peel away, discover more of the sacred within our lives, our lands, our living:

Home.

Sample Poetry

(non-photo, print-only books)

 

When Truth & Beauty Both Smile

 

Isn’t the Artist, the Scientist and the Pastor each
pursuing a similar search for what is True, what is Beautiful, what works?
And what about the Therapist, the Philosopher, even the Lawmaker?
Aren’t they too sometimes manically searching for those same poetic truths
that actually work, even deep inside us.

 

And for this half-wild, half-tame human,
doesn’t all Beauty and Truth dwell nowhere else
but in our ever complex, ever capable Inner Landscape
just as true and beautiful and complex as that great wide Landscape Outside?

 

C. W. Barrett

Pt. Reyes Station, CA; 2013

 

 (abbreviated from

Wonder & Width:

a Poetry Primer for Those Who Hang-Out in Nature

or Bump Their Heads A Lot;

due April 2019; $9.95.)

framed

Photo & Poetry Art

Combinations

 

 

Songs in the Desert “There was no quick way to make God’s Art move any faster than it was. Or cheat it. Or pretend, or fake, or rationalize the time it needed to be more beautiful. So that you couldn’t rush the Verse of a Song, the Love of a Child, or the Maintenance of a Motorcycle and continue to live very long.” C. W. Barrett

Songs in the Desert
“There was no quick way to make God’s Art move any faster than it was. Or cheat it. Or pretend, or fake, or rationalize the time it needed to be more beautiful. So that you couldn’t rush the Verse of a Song, the Love of a Child, or the Maintenance of a Motorcycle and continue to live very long.”
C. W. Barrett

Coming 2020:
mad hatters and angels

Just Published; available at Amazon.com,
$16.99 print, $9.95 ebook/Kindle:

 

 

 

International London philosophy blogger

Jonathan Pearce’s new book contains five

poems of C. W. Barrett on pages:

 

Your Gift Gorgeous: pgs. 14-24

Can A Song Be True?: 90-91

The Confidence of Camellias: 164-167

What Gift Reveals All?: 177- 180

The Flame in Floyd’s Eyes: 186-189

What Is A Sweet Heart Made Of?

What is a Sweet Heart?
Is it made of chocolate or cinnamon?
Is it made of memory, of her sweet cheeks, her smiles and kindnesses
or what newly washed hair smells like?
Could it contain a fat laugh, shade of lipstick or cut of hair?
Indeed, what affection and abundance lie inside there?

Does this abundance, this memory, also lie in a floppy haired girl or boy
the cuddly fur of a wide-eyed puppy or kitten
or in the act of painting with thick oils or writing romance as fiction?
And is there something also sweet, thick and powerful contained
in building your own log cabin or driving fast cars
running or skiing, bowling or fence mending?

And what else so powerful, makes this world go ’round?

C. W. Barrett

"Indeed, this same Voice that pounded so undeniably loud in your bosom, was actually that same Ancient Voice that... continues to cry out from the thick forests and oceans, from the ancient birds and fish and creatures of the earth itself.... That Voice of the Creation moving forward.... No, you couldn’t control this Holy Fire because it was Nature itself, or God if you will. A Larger Truth burning inside you. A Long Ago Fire that could not lie, or be manipulated, or covered-up, or told by a society or the intellect to behave. But only to be You.“ C. W. Barrett

Hot Thumping Light In Still Cold Water “Indeed, this same Voice that pounded so undeniably loud in your bosom, was actually that same Ancient Voice that continues to cry out from the thick forests and oceans, from the ancient birds and fish and creatures of the earth itself. That Voice of the Creation moving forward. No, you couldn’t control this Holy Fire because it was Nature itself, or God if you will. A Larger Truth burning inside you. A Long Ago Fire that could not lie, or be manipulated, or covered-up, or told by a society or the intellect to behave. But only to be You.“  C. W. Barrett

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