Poetry, Short Stories & Plays
This double collection of poetry reaches back to work from the 1980s to the present. The countryside, love of landscape, cityscape, and seascape, Celtic history and folklore, and the genuine mystery encountered in everyday life are part of its ingredients, as well as personal incidents, catharsis, grief, and joy.
The poems in the title collection, Old Tracks Through Sacred Ground (2007-2018), are very much influenced by spirit of place, England, Wales, Andalusia, France, and Switzerland, including various mythic Otherworlds. Travel is often a touchstone or creative mirror reverberating between imagery, emotion, and memory.
The second collection, Elegia and Other Poems (1986-2022) begins with a sequence of twenty-two poems on death inspired by modern Polish classical music. Tragedy expressed in music is translated into poetic forms, revealing that Truth is more important than art and Wisdom may often be found through mysticism. These experimental poems often employ the technique of automatic writing found especially in the closing sequence ‘Apocalypsis’ based on modern paintings.
Zbigniew Sas delineates his poetic credo in a prose postscript titled ‘Garden of Orphic Delight,’ which demonstrates the relationship between spirituality, artistic endeavour, and life itself.
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