"Being Love"

"Estar Enamorado"

Poetry of Love in English and Spanish
by
Jay Ross

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The beauty of the poet, is they can make words dance and sing
without the benefit of music


"Being Love" "Estar Enamorado"
A bilingual book of poetry
by
Jay Ross

Poet Laureate Billy Collins and Jay Ross
Poet Laureate Billy Collins and Jay Ross exchanging books.

“Love does not consume us, it transforms us”. So says Jay Ross in the poem “Embers of Love” appearing side by side in English and Spanish in his new book Being Love released through Indian Bay Press. Both the English and Spanish version of “Embers of Love” appeared in the July 2005 issue of Poesia.

This collection of works by Ross focuses on Love as a romantic experience, (“How sweet this woman who steps from my dreams into my life”) a philosophical notion, (“I will keep the warmth of love alive within me and never grow cold”) a spiritual quest (“I move within your Sacred Space, and you move within Mine”) and as pure energy (“Being one Being, we reflect; we mirror who we are... We Are Love.”). According to Ross, these are not various types of love, but aspects of the same energy; the same Love. Says Jay “there is only one energy in the universe, and that energy is Love. Everything else is variations and spin-offs of that energy.”

Obvious in many of the poems is Jay’s deep love for his muse now his wife Dabney Rose. (“Dabney is this source of inspiration in my life, and I can only hope one day my muse will be my wife”). Shortly after reciting these words from his poem “Proposal to My Muse”, Jay married his muse. “She has helped me find love within my self. Now I can find it any where I look.” “It’s much easier to speak and write of love when that is what you feel.”

Patricia Anez is the translator for this collection. Patricia was born and raised in Bolivia. Being a native Spanish speaker and a lover of poetry made her ideal for this task. Patricia has lovingly worked to translate not just the words of the poems, but the essence of Jay’s works.

Being Love is Volume One of what Ross plans as a series of books under the “JaySpeaks” umbrella. Ross plans, with this series, to share with the word what he most feels needs to be shared, LOVE (albiet tough love at times). “It’s not that these things have never been said before, but some things need to be rephrased and repeated time and again. It’s just became my turn now.”

Being Love  was publlished by Indian Bay Press.

Love appears in many forms
Though it is not always visible with the eyes
Only with an open heart can you see
And when you look deeply
Into the eyes of Love
You will see
Your Self

Jay Ross...from "Being Love"
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