Book Title: Naked Poetry by Sea and On the Prairies
Book Description: This collection of poetry was written in two locations during 2013. The first section of this book contains those poems written in Mexico where I was living with my wife for three months, the typical Canadian snowbird existence which we seem to have adopted since our retirement from full time employment. The second section of the book contains those poems which were written in our home on the Canadian prairies in Saskatchewan. The poems were written while I was skyclad, a term that is as much spiritual as it is physical. Writing poetry is one thing, putting it out there for others to read is something entirely different. In presenting a poem to another person, one becomes vulnerable, exposed to the very core of one’s being. Poetry exposes the inner self, the urgings of the soul, the spirit, and the body. Ego doesn’t have as much say in any of this as it would like to claim. What arises comes from the depths of a personal unconscious, as well as the collective unconscious and the archetypal foundations of the human psyche. The poet becomes exposed and vulnerable through the poems, becomes transparent spiritually and psychologically. The masks of persona have no power with the words put onto paper. There is no hiding of who one is beneath the cultivated and conscious roles that one has carefully constructed over a lifetime. This is as naked as on can get.
Book Author: Robert Longpre
Book Format: Paperback
This is the first book of poetry we have reviewed, and we couldn't be more pleased. We have followed the tweets of author Robert Longpre aka Skyclad Therapist for some time. He is known for deeply profound tweets and posts which explore the connection between naturism and emotional healing with some Jungian psychology thrown on. In some respect this collection of poems continues in that vein.
Naked Poems By Sea and on the Prairies by Robert Longpre
This is the first book of poetry we have reviewed, and we couldn’t be more pleased. We have followed the tweets of author Robert Longpre aka Skyclad Therapist for some time. He is known for deeply profound tweets and posts which explore the connection between naturism and emotional healing with some Jungian psychology thrown on. In some respect this collection of poems continues in that vein.
Here is a except from one of my favorite poems Behind the Door
It is early morning and quiet
I wonder if I dare chance opening the door and stepping out into the sunshine wearing nothing but my morning smile.
What if the neighbour wakes and opens her door? What if there is a stranger who will walk
into the garden and see me?
What would I say?
How could I explain it?
Opening the door,
I tentatively step out,
touching the cement with my bare feet The pull to let go of the door
The door shuts behind me and I am free
The collection is divided into two sections as suggested by the title one group of fourteen poems themed around the sea and the second of twenty four grounded in the wide open places of the prairies. There is a meditative quality to all the poems which takes the reader on a journey into an exploration of being sky clad, and being still with titles such as Naked and Vulnerable, Be Patient A Moment in the Sun, Naked Angst, Body Mind & Spirit and Naked on the Prairie. Interspersed throughout the book between the poems are some evocative photos many of the author, each with a brief accompanying verse that explore the theme of the collection. This work is a fine expression of clothes free/naturist literature not just in the poetry genre. If you practice sky clad/clothes free living and enjoy engaging poetry then get a copy of this collection get your favorite beverage find a comfortable place to reading and dive into this collection. It is a pleasure to read and a credit to the author as an ambassador of clothes free living through his writing.
The author can be contacted at: firstname.lastname@example.org or his blog : http://rglongpre.ca/jungianlens/