Poetry in Equilibrium (The Equilibrist Series Vol. IV)


This fourth and final volume of The Equilibrist series is a compilation of all poems, essays, and fables of the first three books. A precious craft of artful verses that are straight forward, easy to understand. Through art that speaks to all, the author seeks to elicit emotions while provoking reflection. With verses that jump with ease out of the pages of the book, enrapturing anyone’s heart, Cromwell-Smith tackles a full circle of life with subjects like Hope, Inspiration, Self-Reliance, True Love, The Happiness Formula, Optimism, Faith, Gratitude, The Importance of The Small Details in Life, Doubt, Duality, Virtue, Forgiveness, Adversity, Curiosity, Resilience, Coherence, Decisions, Convergence, Geniality, Joy among others.


Reader’s opinions

“…This magnificent literary creation is a work of art. It is like someone has written the language of my soul. The poems were the stepping-stones and the story of the professor is what linked them together. The book stories were the portals, then the poems transported me to places deep, deep inside. This little great book touched me emotionally everywhere. For me it was like an inspirational box of chocolates. The love story is one we can all relate to as love is a two-sided coin and its balance rests on the edge. This book will connect with both serious, casual readers and everyone in general, even the youngest. I predict the equilibrist will become an American literary classic and it is my appreciation as a teacher, that it will become mandatory reading at the high-school level…”

“…This book is a jewel and a masterpiece. The story is a treasure trove of art and poetry, presented through poetic installments weaved with a thrilling story. It describes the nurturing of personal and interpersonal relationships. It touches the very soul of our emotions while causes introspection of our own existence. From the beginning, I felt this intense emotional connection with the story and was quickly lost for hours at a time reflecting on each sentence profoundness and wisdom. Then, every time I went back to it, I found myself reading the prior ten pages over and over again…”

Literary Reviews

Clarion Review

“…Leaning…toward delivering lessons, the poems are tightly grammatical and practical, focused on solving life problems like heartbreak, complex relationships, important decision making, and answering questions about the meaning of life and achieving happiness…Poems are effortless and concise, with themes that with the poignancy of their subject matter lend themselves to discussion and meditation…the free-verse poems could be written out in paragraph form and still remain moving…”

Blueink Review

(Starred Review)

“…Through free-verse poetry…over 90 thought-provoking poems and reflections…addressing such concepts as letting go of the past, finding inspiration, dealing with a loss, ultimately living a happy, blissful life…In choosing to explore universal concerns…Cromwell-Smith II strokes an ideal balance…”