Passionate writer and hard-working contractor Harold A. Workman Jr. carefully crafts or crafted poetry that echoes a mind that can approximate the straightness of beams and the strength of pillars in a second and understand the lie of the land in a heartbeat. Yet he also writes with a romanticism to better build the forms of life’s losses, pain, griefs, happiness and success–like the good workman and family man that he is, he has a compassionate and heartwarming spirit that is evident in the poetic anthology The Works Of A. Workman. The title of the book is a pun: Harold A. Workman is also “a workman,” a wordsmith with capable hands literally and figuratively. The anthology aims to motivate readers to look at life in a more profound and joyful way.
Workman is at times poignant, deep and mystical–touching chords in the heart and soul as one reads through the collection. He has a remarkable facility with word play, and the emotion and thought he brings to his poetry can bring both smiles and tears to readers. Through it all runs (amazingly) a practical work ethic that seeks to balance and make everything into a harmonious whole, an ethic that says, even when it seems better to renounce, give-up, surrender from the sometimes bumpy roller coaster ride that is life, that to continue or plod on with a good heart and a will to finish one’s work, one may finally see the light shine at the end of the day. Thus, Workman shows readers that all life is a great adventure worth trying, worth putting your heart and soul in, worth investing time and effort on, and worth the expensive foundation of time spent in study and thought.
The Works Of A. Workman, as it suggests, has the authenticity of substantial experience and of a well-examined life–at some point or another readers will connect to many of Harold Workman’s thoughts as they chronicle the passage of time. Time that, for Workman, has been spent well in building a life (and an excellent one at that). Such positivity goes hand in hand with the future–and Workman’s book is a bridge to it as well. It is a viewpoint that attracts an immortality as the poet writes with sturdy, well-proportioned and ergonomical lines to comfort, shelter and contain a life, and even that life’s family.
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About the Author
Harold A. Workman Jr. has been writing poetry almost all of his life. He is a hard-working contractor that meets people from all walks of life. Poetry is Workman’s way of sharing his feelings and emotions.