The Edge of Darkness, about my new book of poetry

I thought it might be good to give an overview of what my poetry book The Edge of Darkness is about and give you a sample poem from it. So, here’s a description followed by a poem about time.

 The Edge of Darkness book cover Artist Adam Kelly 29th March 2017

The book brings together two collections of poems. Part one of the book is a collection of pieces that I composed between February 2004 and December 2005. In February 2004 I learned that, due to an eye condition, I would eventually lose my sight and these pieces reflect both my frustration and sadness as I learned more about the condition and why it was happening. In many ways they express the confusion and anger that I felt during that period of time as gradually my usable vision dwindled away to nothing. But, as you will see from the later part of the collection, this ever-changing rollercoaster of emotions eventually began to slow down and hope and self-belief began to triumph over despair and anger. Thankfully, as time passed, my life began to steer in a more positive direction away from the self-destructive path that I would have inevitably taken had I not found some degree of inner peace.


The second part of the book is a collection of stand-alone pieces that I wrote for a variety of reasons. Some were inspired by personal experiences, others by people or historical events, and some by my love of sci-fi and fantasy – whilst others were written ‘just because’.




Forever shifting


The sands of time will not stand still for any of us


An ocean of history, of events millennia old, surrounds us


Unable to reshape the past, we strive to shape the future to our own ideals


Ceaselessly, the sands of time reconfigure and keep us wondering


What is to come?


James Goldsworthy.

Copy Right 2017. All Rights Reserved.


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