Michael Wren's poetry collection "Desiderium (Longing)"

Michael Wren’s poetry collection “Desiderium (Longing)”

Michael Wren's poetry collection "Desiderium (Longing)"
Michael Wren’s poetry collection “Desiderium (Longing)”


How can I define a loss

that goes too deep

for words to reach?

How can I describe a loss

that has taken each one

I love so much

so far away from me?

Today I am here with a slim and slender volume of mesmerizing poems by Wil Michael Wrenn.

Born in Charleston, MS, USA, Wil Michael Wrenn has traversed the United States but finds his home in the hills of eastern Tallahatchie County. His deep connection to the landscape of North Mississippi, particularly Enid Lake, has fueled his creative endeavours. In this collection, you will find that placid enigma of nature perfectly mingled with poetic musings.  From the age of twelve, Wrenn has been writing poetry, later expanding into songwriting and music. His work has been featured in national and international publications, with five books of original poetry to his name, including “Enid Lake Mosaic” and “Fog.”

Michael Wren’s poetry collection “Desiderium (Longing)” delves deep into the human experience, capturing moments of nostalgia, longing, and introspection with poetic elegance. Every human heart reflects the fathomless intense longing that we cherish and live for. And in that echoing valley, we wait to hear familiar voices from the past.

Through vivid imagery and emotive language, Wren transports readers to a wonderful world where love glides at a slow pace, embers of pain kindle in poetic flame, like a bird hope nestles in the human heart, one can take refuge in the old farmhouse’s porch, where echoes of past laughter mingle with the rustle of the wind.

The collection explores themes of solitude and companionship, of eternal love ignoring the scythe of time, of nature’s majestic and awe-inspiring

Wren’s poems are lyrical, imbued with nostalgia. When I read the poems, I can feel my eyes getting wet, my heart beating in my chest and each line resonating within me with feverish fervour. The poem “Remember When” reminds me of Christina Rossetti’s famous poem “Remember me when I am gone away.”

In “Hope is Like a Bird,” Wren philosophizes about the transient nature of hope, likening it to a fleeting visitor that leaves behind only a memory. The poems “House” and “Rain” paint haunting portraits of emptiness and loss, evoking a sense of melancholy that lingers long after the pages are flipped away.

Wren’s introspective musings on love and connection overpowers many of his poems reminding readers of the profound impact of human relationships. You can interpret Wrenn’s poetry as the collective conscience of the human soul treading along the path of pensive memory. Perhaps Wrenn has knotted a permanent bond with sadness, intense yet loving.

Throughout the collection, Wren’s tone is contemplative and introspective, inviting readers to reflect on their own experiences of longing and loss. Readers can easily relate to Wren’s lines with their own emotional itinerary His exploration of universal themes coupled with his lyrical style lends the poems a timeless quality, making “Desiderium (Longing)” a poignant and thought-provoking read for anyone seeking solace in the beauty of language and the depths of the human soul. And before concluding I must express my awe at the perfect serenity of the images embedded in the pages of this book.


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