~~ ZEPHYR of TIME ~~

Meditations on Time and Nature

by Joseph Colwell

Beautiful cover of Joseph Colwell's essay and poem collection, ZEPHYR OF TIME.

     This collection of 28 essays and 9 poems was published in 2016,  Joseph continues with his meditative and spiritual essays on nature  published in Canyon Breezes (Lichen Rock Press, 2015).  He reflects more  on the aspects of time and nature, both geologic time and a personal  journey to the his own past.  Influenced by the geology of Utah and  Colorado, Joseph reflects on the role time plays in the world we live  in, from the environments of the West, to the depths of the solar  system. 

         Sing a note of joy as you watch the full  moon rise over the eastern horizon.  Whisper a heartfelt thank you and  goodbye as you watch the sun sink below the western sky.  Think about  what time means to nature and what nature does to time.  What is time?   What lessons can we learn from the time of dinosaurs and our own past?  Can we feel the past in the star-filled skies and in the title to our  own homes?  From the hidden canyons of the Colorado Plateau, to the  mysteries of the seashore, to personal visits to his own past, Joseph  relates how time and nature affect each other.

ZEPHYR OF TIME TABLE OF CONTENTS

 THE UNIVERSE OF TIME
    The Zephyr of Time
    Who Owns Time
    Blowing in the Winds
    Time
    Interlude:  The Time Machine
    Interlude:  Santa Fe Night
HISTORY IN TIME
    The Quarry
    Another Day in Paradise
    The Trestle
    Aging Campgrounds
    Of Brambles and Old Fences
    Byrons Flower
    Methuselah
    Interlude: Prairie Thunderstorm
    Interlude: Mendocino
THE END OF TIME
    Autumn
    The Grave
    New Year’s
    Root Cellar
    Christine’s Story
    The Cemetery      
    Tragedy at the Owl Tree
     Interlude:  Ending as Beginnings 

 GOING HOME IN TIME
    The Last Passenger Pigeon
    Route 36
    Homebound on the Zephyr
    The Coon Tree
    Granddad’s Barn
    Interlude   Little Boy Blue  
    Interlude   The Pictures
THE COSMIC ZEPHYR
    Starry, Starry Skies
    Rose Petal Moon, 9/27/15
    Beginnings
    Buffalo Jumps and Lighted Candles
    I’ve Been Waiting
    Interlude   Solstice 2008
    Interlude   Parallel Universes
THE STORIES
    Behind the Stories

ZEPHYR OF TIME Reviews

           "Whether he is cleaning out an  old cabin or pondering a headstone on the windswept prairie, Joe  connects us with sensitivity to those who have gone before us. His  insightful questions help me to ponder and reflect upon my own place in  the flow of things. His word paintings share his deep love and awe for  the beauty and wonder of the West. This is a book that I will read and  re-read, and share with friends." Jan J. in Montana 

           "If you aren't familiar with the writings of Joseph Colwell, now is the  time to start. Joe has a way with words that will place you right there  in the story. I love his down to earth easy reading style. Joe's love of  nature is so brilliantly captured in his writings. I look forward to  enjoying each and every one of his books."  Anne M. in Illinois

           "Truly, the verbiage used...assimilates the voices within nature.  Your  book seems to capture that flow --- from nature through the soul, out  as words."  Sara in Utah.

        "Loved this book! The author  took me on a different journey each day with his reflections of time.  His passion for Colorado, the land and his own past kept me interested  from cover to cover. Looking forward to more of his writing." Donna in  South Carolina.

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