who look close enough to see
the hurt hidden in anger,
the fear disguised in arrogance,
the eloquence locked in silence beyond all words,
To those who love the faces in the city.
|"...In the city lies
man's hope. He will live there and love there
and raise his children. He will struggle there
and cleat there and learn to be afraid. He
will come there and laugh there and shed his tears."
This is how James Kavanaugh, poet, author and psychologist, views the city and it's humanity. In his previous books, he reflected upon man and his lonliness and life away from the teeming masses. Now, in Faces In The City, he observes the world around him with magnificent insight. He sees the city as a place that is cursed and abhorred, but also as a home to be cherished by millions of people. And in the faces of those who live there, James Kavanaugh observes all the emotions of which man is capable as he comes to terms with his city.
In the beauty of the poetic form is its ability to communicate emotion as well as thought, then James Kavanaugh writes the most beautiful poetry today.