Olivia Harrison’s poems for George
“Time – we take no notice of it but for its loss”. I wanted to stop time on the day George died so that I wouldn’t ever have to look back. Yet here I am, twenty years and twenty poems later, one for each year I suppose. I didn’t plan it that way but here they are: thoughts, feelings and words about life and death but mostly love and our journey to the end.’ – Olivia Harrison
Came the Lightening presents Olivia Harrison’s first book of poetry, in which she dedicates twenty poems to her late husband George Harrison in the 20th anniversary year of his passing. She tenderly reflects upon the couple’s lives, examining the intimacy of the spiritual and emotional connection of their relationship.
As a contributor to the book Concert for George, the revised edition of I Me Mine as well as penning the bestselling book George Harrison: Living in the Material World, Olivia Harrison is no stranger to writing beautiful words that have an ethereal connection to love. Now, in her first departure from biographical non-fiction, this book of poems is set to become a treasured debut.
These poems are accompanied by a selection of photographs and mementos curated by Olivia including pictures of herself and George.
Genesis Publications: “Came the Lightening is an essential book for anyone who has ever been in love. Olivia’s words explore the human psyche in reaction to grief and death, spirituality and the passing of time”.
“In essence, though, this is a story of love,” concludes the publisher.
104 pages, ISBN 1905662734, 9781905662739
Available from all good booksellers and, of course, as a signed limited edition from Genesis Publications.
Link: Came the Lightening