Timewinds by Lee Underwood


by Lee Underwood

Published by Poetic Matrix Books
92 pages
ISBN: 978-0-9827343-1-5

The Book

Lee once told me that half of success was showing up. Here Lee shows up in his finest. Not a rented tuxedo but the clothes of a natural man in touch with his environment, his being extending from the earth underfoot, encompassing nature, and vaulting up into the sky and touching the stars. He' s become a master of the long-line and the short, the major chord and the minor, the stripped bare and the duded-out for high times on the town. His poetry is the well-rounded extension of his persona, all aspects of his being taking turns coming to the fore and receding to make room for the next view of his mountain, sometimes shining snow-capped in the distance, sometimes a scramble up sheer rock.

I hope you enjoy this collection of his poetry as much as I have. It's almost like meeting the man himself.
— S. Preston Chase, poet, fine arts painter

Lee Underwood

As a lead guitarist living in L.A. during the Sixties and early Seventies, Lee Underwood toured and recorded with singer and songwriter Tim Buckley for seven years. In 2004, he published Blue Melody: Tim Buckley Remembered (Backbeat, San Francisco), honored by Britain's Uncut music magazine as one of the ten best music books of the year. In 1990, Underwood co-authored flutist Paul Horn's autobiography, Inside Paul Horn (HarperCollins), and received the Crystal Award for Music Journalism. He completed his lengthy novel, Diamondfire: The Journey, in 2005. In 2009, he completed a new book entitled Diamonds in the Sky, presented in full on his new website. He continues to write essays, poetry, and short stories while living with his wife in a modern cabin near Yosemite National Park, California.



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From Timewinds:

Central Pulse-Wing Insight
Energy's laughterlight seeks
The central pulse-wing insight:

Suffering hurts, but lies;
Sustained misery is not bedrock;
Sorrow's pain, neither path nor end:

Down deceives, destroys,
Hides ascending flowline lifelight:
Delve further, deeper, higher:

Deeper than gutfire — light and joy;
Higher than tears — beaming lovesmiles;
Stronger than defeat — compassion's grace;
Hovering above bowed necks and bent backs —
Music-radiance reverberating earth and sky;
And far, far removed from darkland anguish —


     Angelic joy

Compassion   Wholeness,

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