“When we get out of the glass bottle of our ego and when we escape like the squirrels in the cage of our personality and get into the forest again, we shall shiver with cold and fright. But things will happen to us so that we don’t know ourselves. Cool, unlying life will rush in.” – D. H. Lawrence

There are many different definitions and interpretations of what poetry is or should be. For Glen, it was a difficult process of tapping into the depths of his mind and then extracting and reflecting emotions in the words as he journeyed through beauty and darkness of Cambodia and his own life. His words are not written for poets, but to the ordinary reader who may be able to identify with his journey. Below are some samples of the poetry contained within his book, Beauty Within Darkness: Letters from Cambodia.




Whisper in the Wind

Toul Sleng

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