Honoring the Stones

Trade Paper – $16.95

ISBN 978-1-931896-03-0
Publication Date
April 2004
Page Count
68 pages
Trim Size
5.5 x 8.5

Honoring the Stones

Honoring the Stones is an exciting debut book by a man in mid-life seeking a primal vision of unity through the metaphor of stone. These poems tell the story of a boy's deep engagement with the world of nature, his desire to honor the Earth, pay homage to his mother, and to -fulfill her wish that he learn who he is and where he comes from. Rich in his use of mythology, his Irish heritage and his memories of the Texas border country, the author calls on the use of Spanish, Nahuatl, and Gaelic to expand his ethnic boundaries as he seeks connection with the ancient past.

Though the poems can stand alone as well-wrought lyrics, together they narrate a life-long spiritual quest for peace and understanding.

About the Author

James O'Hern grew up on a ranch in Laredo, Texas, where, as a boy, he was mentored and profoundly influenced by a Mexican Mestizo who introduced him to the world of myth and Indian lore. He attended Kemper Military School in Missouri, SMU in Texas, and the NYU Graduate School of Business. For more than 30 years he has been an investment banker. For the last 10 years, he has been writing poetry and traveling to sacred sites. His poems have appeared in Spillway, OnTheBus, and Rattle.