This is the author's second book of poetry and contains a sampling of his favorite poems from among the hundreds written since his first book of poetry, Of Pain and Ecstasy: Collected Poems, was published. The book contains a handful of his favorite classic poems from Of Pain and Ecstasy revised and re-edited as well as more than 100 new poems written over the past several years. Poems include free verse, blank verse, sonnets, rhyme, haikus and linked haikus on a wide range of subjects. It is available both in electronic and paperback versions. The ebook version will also include some direct links to poetry readings by the author.
Victor D. López is the Cypres Family Distinguished Professor in Legal Studies in Business at Hofstra University's Frank G. Zarb School of Business, a Lawyer, and the author of 15 books on subjects that include law-related textbooks, legal reference, short fiction and poetry, and numerous scholarly articles on law-related subjects. For more information, you can visit his official web page at http://www.victordlopez.com. Samples of some of his published works and author readings of select poetry and fiction are also available at https://www.booksie.com/users/victordlopez-82664. You can hear his podcasts with both short and extended sample readings from of his new novel, poetry and short fiction at https://anchor.fm/victor-d-lopez.
These linked haikus are variations on the same theme of the price of what we deem "success". Last summer, before the pandemic, was one of the most productive and rewarding of my career professionally speaking. The unanswered question I am still struggling with is, was it all worth it?
Echoes of Dawn at Dusk: Collected Poems (Volume 2)
My Summer Vacation
Two textbooks finished, Two instructor's manuals, Two test banks as well.
Two papers on law, Submitted to two journals, Soon to be published.
A new appointment, As Distinguished Professor, Welcomed news as well.
Research conducted, For a new course developed, (Immigration Law).
But all at a price: Not enough time with my wife, No real vacation.
All friends far away, The same true of family, Parents in heaven.
Nose pressed to grind stone, The sands of time drift away, Is this all there is?