Book of Solace and Madness
Mystical Poetry by J.S. Jackson
Expanding upon experiences J.S. Jackson has carefully crafted as a lyricist in ENATION, this book of Mystical Poetry explores deep, emotional, and personal themes.
Excerpt from ‘Book Of Solace And Madness':
"I came from the womb of a shining poet, and
the loins of a musical physician. I was brought
up on visions of grace, and songs of mercy.
Argument was fed to me for bread, and
thought, for milk and honey. Preciousness, was
hummed over my bed of waking dreams. And
awareness was planted, in the soil of my heart.
Beneath fabled skies, conviction caressed my
senses in mystical awe, like the softness of a
mother’s hand. Lion’s eyes were fixed into
my scull, and the teeth of wolves were placed
into my gums. I was given an eagle for a brother
and a mare for a sister. Both guided me,
through tunnels and streams of joy and bliss,
bearing the burden of transient creatures. I
missed you most, during the night. Lying on
peddles of violet fascination, tears of Eden
would swell to overflowing—as we rehearsed
our coming death, through the discipline of
O Author of Beauty, you would visit me, with
visions from within, of beating drums and
tolling bells. And visions from without, of
living effigies, wrapped in cloaks of flesh,
plucking nylon strings, of blood and laughter.
Death, stands before me every hour,
glimmering life into reflection. I welcome its
shadow. For I need this wound, to separate the
day from the night."