Thank you, Francina, for this thoughtful and timely introduction to the poet, Sire Alan Reynolds. The work speaks for itself, so any added elaborative wordy confirmation of worthiness, for said sire’s creation, would be redundant. The prologue alone, demands that the book “Caligula Unbound” be read, for is most inspiring and encouragingly consoling, as a reminder that the gods of the time of Caligula, allowed him but 4 years, from AD 37 to 41 to impose his evil ravages.
With a smidgen of luck the decedents of said gods, hopefully still about, may take sufficient umbrage as to deal in a like manner with our present-day Gaius Julius Caesar Trump Asinine Americanus, from whom we of the world are in dire need of relief.
Bravo to the perceptive Alan Reynolds, and to you Francina for spreading his brilliant contribution!
It’s my honour to introduce to you the book ” Caligula Unbound “, which is a remarkable new poetry book from the poet Alan Reynolds. After reading the excellent written story-telling-poems , and the striking comparison between this Roman emperor and the current state of affairs not only in American Politics , made me decide that this brilliant book by Alan needs a much bigger stage than my bookshelf. And, as you will read, I am not the only one , several readers are also enthusiastic about the book. A thank you goes to Alan who permitted me to use his introduction text and the opening poem, all rights remain to Alan Reynolds.
Long long ago when times were unenlightened
a madman gained much power. Don’t ask how.
His twitches soon had his own Cabinet frightened.
He cajoled, barked, and bullied trying to cow
those doubting that his dubious…
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