Call of the Whippoorwill

Call of the Whippoorwill

Poems by Mike Stone from 2017 to 2019

The poets, please don’t hang the poets

For I was one once, my words were worlds,

From them will come your soul’s salvation.

(from Don’t Hang the Poets)



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“Call of the Whippoorwill” is Mike Stone’s fourth book of poetry. It contains all new poems covering the years from 2017 to 2019. The poetry in this book reflects the unique perspectives and experiences of an American in Israel. The book is a smorgasbord of descriptions, empathies, wonderings, and questionings. “Promises” describes the secret promises, some kept, some broken, in the Promised Land. “As Your Face Guides Me Home” transforms a lover into a constellation of stars and then into a goddess. “Zen and the Art of Dying” describes death as a kind of meditation, not as frightening as one might think. “There Will Never Be Another” is a wake up call for those who would deny global climate change, to consider that the rainbow they see today may be the last they’ll ever see.