Thoughts pressed like a Porsche
into a paperweight,
distilled like vodka,
spuds with the kick of a horse,
words few in number:
add water and stand back.
RP Ericksen is an aging baby boomer who thoroughly enjoys pondering all aspects of life through an entertaining and whimsical compilation of free verse.
With wit, candor, and a hard-earned, left-of-center perspective, Ericksen shares poetry that explores politics, religion, nature, and culture while touching on a variety of emotional responses to lifes greatest challenges. From a questioning of biblical truths to the lure of food and drink, from the effects of our carbon footprint to the soft power behind blue jeans and electric guitars, Ericksen leads others on a lyrical journey, proving that a healthy pondering of lifes ironies, joys, and sorrows can be illuminating.
Ponderables is a collection of poetry that contemplates ideas, challenges, lyrical verse, and finally, the end itself.
Ericksens poems will likely be a delight to anyone with a good education and a slightly leftward tilt in their daily walk through life
P. Schaeffer and D. Toren