NEW MEXICO POET STRIVES FOR A BACK TO NATURE SOLUTION TO WORLD PROBLEMS
FT. WINGATE, NM, APRIL 20, 2009 — Local author Stan Renfro is spending time in Jemez Springs, NM, where he says he's "gone to his homeland to refresh the energy sources of my psyche."
Renfro, who taught school until this past February, says he feels a call to arms. "Love is free and yet materialism is dragging us under. We need the will to be."
An avid earth lover, Renfro says Scoshshee is "barking us back" into a common sky, a common legacy of air and mountain and our energy to do something about our predicament other than cry."
Not only does Renfro encourage us to do something about the state of things, he says "we don't have to have a world full of broken plastic things unless that's what we want. Certainly our ancestors gave us the gumption to survive, and the two feet to do so."
Nature is also often a theme within his poems, like this one from Native Star:
You were so impatient.
I knew what you would do –
Pronk and go bananas –
To get a starlit view
Of what we’d seen so often,
A galaxy in space,
A forest at our feet, and
Leashless paths to interface.
Renfro is spending his new free time biking, walking or climbing every day. He is sad, though, because his other beloved canine companion has become too old to go with him.
A photo of earth from space gave our culture perspective. Now that world stage is felt with lyric freedom in Native Star.
Native Star is published by Fideli Publishing Inc. and is available for sale on this web site and Amazon.com.