Author Archives: Michael Patton

About Michael Patton

I am a poet, novelist, and storyteller...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.

a good bad year

Some claim dreams are meaningless… To that I say: maybe so, but even so… …I’ve learned much from mine.   BLESSED SUFFOCATION In the dream I could not breathe for one full year!— as I held to a stiff chair … Continue reading

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sometimes oil & water belong together

The recent death of my father returns me to a dream… …a dream which saddens me… …and confuses me… …while also giving me some peace of mind. In the dream… I’m standing in a wide-open space at some type of … Continue reading

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a gift from a dream

I’m posting the story below because it shows a disowned shadow aspect doing what disowned shadow aspects often do… And that is: trying to get us to own them by appearing in dreams: BEFORE NICK BECAME A SAINT This story … Continue reading

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