Since the late 90s, I’ve been jotting poems down in all sorts of places and at all sorts of times. Some of these have been published (see my credits page and my poetry page). Poetry for me is something I get in a flash. It is a word or phrase that sticks in my head and won’t go away until I write it down which of course leads to more words. Poetry is experiencing some moment in my life whether in nature, life, or spiritual.
After years of gathering these poems, I’ve decided to share these moments. In looking at my two binders full of poetry, I picked out the nature ones first. These are generally positive, uplifting, and descriptive. They are about what I’ve seen or experienced while out in nature.
Over time I plan to do more books of my poetry to make a series incorporating different aspects like spiritual moments, and moments in life. Please go check out my latest publication.
Moments in Nature is available:
Available on Amazon:
It has been about 6 – 8 months since I started using Vicki’s homemade goodies. My hair is fabulous. I don’t have to use conditioner anymore. My legs are almost healed; I have some scarring on the one leg that is fading and one spot on my other leg lingering. I’ve started using deodorant for the first time in a long time. It is amazing that I can wear this and no red itchy junk – just clean smelling.
My romance novel did not make it to the next round. This just means I have to work on self-publishing it this summer. School is done mid – to end of May so after that I will focus on getting this prepped for self-publishing.
Good news though – one of my poems will be in the Muse this spring. I’m looking forward to the reading on May 2 though I’m a bit nervous about reading the poem to a large group of people.
I’ve also been submitting some of my work to different publications (not too many as I’ve been so busy) and time will tell on these. I wrote one grant, which I will hear about end of the year and I’m planning to write another that is due in June (I think).
Finally – after being AWOL from my email for several days I was wandering through and discovered this bit of good news. My poem that was printed by CC&D Wild Places
was read at a poetry reading in Chicago and there is a youtube video of it. Check it out! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pMJEfllfhxU