Blog Tour: Miles of Sky Above Us, Miles of Earth Below by Steve Denehan

Today I am on the Blog Tour for the lovely poet Steve Denehan, for his debut full poetry collection, Miles of Sky Above Us, Miles of Earth Below, published by Cajun Mutt Press. I will be sharing one of my favourite poems from the collection.

About ‘Miles of Sky Above Us, Miles of Earth Below’

Steve Denehan is an extraordinary poet. In this debut collection, his poetry brings unforgettable impact into small spaces, reveals the fabric of solitude in epic proportions, and tells stories of the moments where life truly exists. Touching and uplifting, Denehan brings to life the small things and turns them into the extraordinary. In family life and in love for his daughter, he finds poetry, taking the reader on a journey of love and discovery.

Touching and uplifting, Steve Denehan’s debut collection brings to life the small things and turns them into the extraordinary. In family life and the love for his daughter, he finds poetry, taking the reader on a journey of love and discovery.

Where can you buy it?

Cajun Mutt Press via Amazon: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/057855996X/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=steve+denehan&qid=1566298037&s=gateway&sr=8-1

Find out more about Steve Denehan’s work via his website: https://stevedenehan.wixsite.com/website

The Extract:

Half Eaten Cookies and Carrots

Like a lot of things, the mint chocolate cheesecake flatters to

deceive

it lies in our stomachs, heavy, slowing us down

another Christmas dinner over with

that familiar anti-climactic lethargy

dark fingers tug at our eyelids with the temptation of an afternoon

sleep

a once-a-year decadence

but it is brushed aside by the bouncing, giddy thoughts of our

daughter

still drunk on the shimmering mystery of half eaten cookies and

carrots

we climb into the car

loaded with presents and carols and laughter

and drive into the ever-falling evening

marvelling at the empty streets, the quiet roads

we drive into my Christmas past

my parents just the same but older, smaller, wiser

with half smiles we exchange you-shouldn’t-haves

before her little eyes grow heavy

goodbyes are hugged and she sags against my chest

I look at her bundled into her car seat

fading with every passing streetlight

as we drive toward the Christmases to come

Hope you enjoyed the extract of Steve Denehan’s work! Do check out the rest of the tour dates which feature great reviews and insightful interviews with Steve himself.

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