Hello and Happy Poetry Friday! Be sure to visit Denise at Dare to Care for Roundup.
Thank you for all the well wishes for my mom's 75th birthday party! We had a wonderful time, and my mom was practically floating the entire day. Here's a pic with me and my youngest (5 months old) great-niece. Isn't she adorable??
Introvert that I am, it's taken me most of the week to recover from the party. (I know some of you will know exactly what I'm talking about!)
Good news: The first review of WILD PEACE (coming October 19) is in! Here's a pull-quote selected by my lovely editorial team:
"A meditative exploration of the peace that exists in the communion between humans and nature." - Kirkus
I'm excited to share more about this book in the coming weeks, as it's my first picture book that's one long poem featuring lots of woodland animals... and it clocks in at a spare 150 words! It's got a gentle goodnight-moon kind of vibe to it, which I think will make for some sweet reading time.
On the ArtSpeak: FOUR SEASONS front, this poem marks the end of summer. YAY! Bring on the pumpkins and falling leaves, because I am ready to write some fall poems... how 'bout you?
End of Summer
as cool air
creeps between trees,
We stow the boat,
store the hummingbird
feeder, grateful for