The Poetry of Scott Hastie
Scott Hastie’s premise in this enlightening book of poems is faith, a spirit of eternal hope and beauty found in every living thing. Within his writing he approaches life as a sacred gift—the good, the not so good—both leading to an ecstasy beyond even his mastery of language. It is as if this gentle poet holds the key to the mystery of life and fears not ‘The sting of death.’
One cannot read a page or two of poems in this work of art. The pages seem to turn themselves, offering comfort, wisdom and a warm feeling, dashed only by sadness when these words are finished. It is a book to be read and reread many times. The ‘threads’ woven throughout this prose leave the reader with a sense of sharing this poet’s soul embracing journey.
Poet Scott Hastie’s works are reminiscent of Robert Frost, both in truth and beauty, and he may well evolve into recognition as one of the best loved poets of this century. One of my favorite lines in this book is;
Wherever it leads
Will always be the same
It begs for the best of you.”
Micki Peluso, writer, journalist and author of . . . And the Whippoorwill Sang