Whether it’s feelings of love, intimacy, or a special closeness, Donny Barilla maintains the feeling that death does not take these with him/her to the grave.
In his latest collection, Winter on an Autumn Day, we discover that emotions and feelings outlast the flesh of the human body. Human intimacy draws near an enigmatic spiritual passion that conquers all on the prismatic scale of experience. When speaking of mythology, Donny Barilla says, that myths were created to make sense of feelings which are complicated by very nature. They are perhaps more easily understood through persons greater than oneself.
As for theology, a disciplined aspect incorporates quite finely with passions and secured poetic comforts. Barilla, a poet covering the realms — human intimacy, nature, mythology, theology, and man’s relationship with death and the departed — has been writing for over three decades. He writes daily and strives to renew himself as an artist from page to page and body of work to the body of work.
Barilla lives a reclusive lifestyle and finds himself clinging close to nature and all her elements. His home state of Pennsylvania strikes chords of poetic depth about him as he finds loveliness from cornfield to meadow. ◊