Author Archives: Michael Patton

About Michael Patton

I am a poet, novelist, and fabulist...A new mythologist, a peace miller, a dream worker...I don't qualify as an illustrator or photographer--I just "make pictures"...I have thirteen books available at amazon... I currently reside in northwest Arkansas, but have lived and worked all over the United States... I'm self-taught, for the most part--which is like searching for the right door in the dark. It's an on-going process.... I don't want to write MY story, I want OUR story, so that's what I'm studying: the human story: past, present, future, in its many aspects--including the spiritual. I'm proceeding at a slow crawl.... I don't see the inner world and outer world as separate. By learning about myself, I learn about others, I learn about my world.... Conversely, as I struggle to understand what I see OUT THERE, I learn about myself.... But to be clear: I don't claim any special understanding. I'm still purblind, still only half-awake.... After frustrating experience with the publisher of my first novel, I've published on my own, beginning with e-books, with plans to move into print and audio. Even video.... Along with a second novel, I've now published eight books of poetry. Each poetry book focuses on a theme. For instance, the collection GLORIOUS TEDIOUS TRANSFORMATION is about the slow difficult wonderful process of change.... In that book, as with all my work, I try to be accessible to a general audience, while also striving to achieve a certain literary quality.

changing my mind…and heart

In my dreams, I make all sorts of mistakes… …but I’m happy to report, ever so often, I do the right thing. Consider this recent dream… A garbage truck stops to empty the trash bin at the front of my … Continue reading

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a present and future dilemma

Be careful of change for change’s sake… So says a recent dream… In the dream: I’m preparing to move.  At my new apartment building, I won’t actually have a room—just a bed in an open hallway. So, I’m having second … Continue reading

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positive progress report

I don’t understand this dream… …and yet I’m encouraged by what it shows me. In the dream… A young workman has finished a project at my father’s house… As he leaves, he steals a section from the newspaper on the … Continue reading

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me too?

Me too? In a recent dream, our national conversation becomes a personal conversation… Consider the dream… I’m in a large spacious hall, talking to a helpful bank employee.  As we part, I touch her lightly on the shoulder—a spontaneous act … Continue reading

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Galaxy Sleep

Our dreams remind us how extraordinary our ordinary lives are.  GALAXY SLEEP According to one theory… as we ease into sleep our minds begin to spiral and expand like a hurricane like a galaxy: though we think we rest we … Continue reading

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giving myself a break

My dreams tell me many things…but more often than not, they say: you’re fighting with yourself. Consider this recent dream… An office supervisor leaves his company at the end of the day and heads down a stairway. Inside the office, … Continue reading

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