Honoring the Stones

Honoring the Stones is an exciting debut book by a man in mid-life seeking a primal vision of unity through the metaphor of stone. These poems tell the story of a boy's deep engagement with the world of nature, his desire to honor the Earth, pay homage to his mother, and to fulfill her wish that he learn who he is and where he comes from. Rich in his use of mythology, his Irish heritage and his memories of the Texas border country, the author calls on the use of Spanish, Nahuatl, and Gaelic to expand his ethnic boundaries as he seeks connection with the ancient past.

Though the poems can stand alone as well-wrought lyrics, together they narrate a life-long spiritual quest for peace and understanding.


  • Author James O'Hern