Franklin, Tennessee (PressExposure) March 05, 2007 -- Franklin Tn: Lightning Source, a division of Ingram Book Company, has just shipped the first copies of Hal Manogue's second book. Poet and author Hal Manogue, a Franklin, Tennessee resident, released his new collection of "Short Sleeves A Book For Friends", February 1, 2007. This is the second book in a 10 book series. It has already received recognition from industry insiders. Several of the works have been published in magazines, websites, newsletters and newspapers around the US and Europe.
Manogue coined the phrase; "Short Sleeves" to describe his work: "My collection contains insightful thoughts for the 21st century, that appeal to children of all ages. They are not confined to time and space, but are rooted in our intuitive knowledge to remember our truth. Not "The Truth" but our truth, that sits within all of us. Our world is changing and we are the catayst for that change. We can no longer see ourselves as disconnected victims, but as aware connected spirits having a human experience. This collection is a tool to help us remember who we are." The individual selections in the collection have elements of poetry, prose and music blended into thought. The underlying message in Manogue's work is: Love of self, brings the change needed, to experience love in all things. Love is, "All There Is"
Through the years Manogue has been influenced by many poets and philosophers, but his main inspiration comes from Rumi, a 13th century theologian, from Turkey, who wrote over seven hundred years ago about unity and connection to ourselves and our source. Rumi's message has withstood the test of time, just recently being incorporated in western thought. Manogue's trademark "Ace" on the cover of the book, is short for Aware, Connected, Energy. Ace represents the energy we all have within us, free to experience life from a place of joy, love and playfulness. The back cover represented by four kids: Freedom, Awareness, Connection and Contrast, remind us of the opportunities presented to experience them in physical life.
Short Sleeves A Book For Friends 2007, ISBN# 09778130-1-0 is now available in bookstores and online stores or on Manogue's website: http://www.shortsleeves.net Visit his blog: http://halmanogue.blogspot.com/ for daily inspiration from the author.