My name is Samuel Sadler. Poetry is my main form of expression, and also how I tend to understand the world. I dabble in other art forms also, avoiding technicalities and studying the philosophies of the arts. I believe in the cathedral of the woods, the hymn of a bird, the chanting of the river, the music of the stars.
I listen to a wide range of music. Some favorite artists are Andrew Bird, The National, The Arctic Monkeys, Bloc Party, Chris Thile, The Last Shadow Puppets, Agnes Obel, Alexandre Desplat, El Vy, Justin Quiles, Daddy Yankee, Yandel, Django Reindhart, Parov Stelar, The Twilight Sad, Los Campesinos. I also love chanting. It is delightful. The Des Hommes et Des Dieux soundtrack is marvelous.
I tend to be arrogant. I like subtle drama. English, Austen-style drama is glorious. Impressionist painting is beautiful. I want to write poetry like Van Gogh painted Starry Night. Second Space by Czeslaw Milosz is my favorite book. Symbolism and rhetoric are my favorite things to study. To love our neighbor is to love God. Prayer is the only thing we have. In the end Job, afflicted as he was, turned to praise.