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I'd Rather Be A Beekeeper
Than A Blacksmith...
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Trespass is a careful narrative of one man's personal confrontation with the supernatural. The unnamed protagonist introduces himself the day he is purchasing his dream home, a large stately Tudor in badly need of repair and restoration. It is only after he has invested his life savings and moved in his wife and family does he come to realize that the house is occupied by another; an unseen presence that challenges every belief he has held about life, death, the after life, and most importantly, the relationship between himself and the loving God in whom he has placed his trust.
"For better or worse, the ghost occupied a space in my home, not just because he adversely asserted himself in that manner, but also because I conceded a place to him there. That I should have let him have that place, however small, was my error alone."
Trespass is not just a ghost story but a careful meditation concerning our spiritual lives both before and after death, how we relate to God, and just as importantly, how we are to relate to one another: that is with love and forgiveness. Adopting a keen reliance on his own sense of right and wrong he sifts through the invariably impotent advice from others and is left with the invasive and increasingly frightening activity of his unseen nemesis. You will be drawn into the conflict, from the seemingly harmless beginning to the surprising finish
I'd Rather Be A Beekeeper Than A Blacksmith is Gibbons' second book of poetry. This volume was accumulated over a period of a little more than a year with an emphasis on time and place, as Gibbons investigates and attempts to reveal the simple, beautiful truths present in our lives, everyday, where ever we may be.
Each poem is artfully presented with an original photograph featuring natural landscapes and colorful impressions. It will be for you to determine which came first, the poem or the picture.