we will approach
see less of our own
around the trees,
stop feeding our wayward thoughts,
stop circumventing the rivers
or wading upstream,
will instead patter softly
on the mossy forest floor,
still our restless hearts,
will bring the background forward,
see our origins
maybe for the first time,
find our teachers here.
Have you gotten your copy of Land yet? Who doesn’t need a little bit of heart this summer?
Thank you to Golden Dragonfly Press for this amazing image!
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It’s been quite a journey – emotional, topsy turvy, wonderful – releasing my little book of poems into the world! I wrote these poems over the period of about a year, coinciding with the time my husband and I decided to begin our slow migration from Japan back to my home country of Canada. The poems, in a way, became my diary, or journal, a safe space for me to process the experience of such a huge transition, and as such, they are so much a part of who I am and have become over the process of traveling these past few years.
At the same time, they really point to where I look for my healing and balm in the world – which is to say, the beautiful, perfect natural world around us. I think everyone will be able to find a little bit of themselves in this collection, which celebrates nature while finding a way toward honouring the self as part of this magically wondrous life.
I was incredibly shocked and touched to find that LAND reached #3 in Amazon in two categories: Nature Poems, and Women Author Poems. I’m thrilled for any chance to share my experience of the world through words, and thank you for all your support of my work through this blog over the years!
Please find the book here, and I’d love to hear from you!
Now that my new book, LAND, has just come out, I wanted to share with you one of the poems from it, that I had published on Women’s Spiritual Poetry. I also write a little bit about what inspired the book, and I hope you enjoy!
The article is here!
I’m so excited to share with you the beautiful trailer for my new book, which is coming out on June 6! Thank you to Golden Dragonfly Press!
For all you poetry lovers, and anyone who would like to open a book so we can share a space of love, longing, hope, uncertainty, love of nature and a wish for peace … I welcome you with open arms!
Click HERE to view the video!