short sighted my lipstick mistaken for your lighter my black dress/yr jeans your clothes now claimed for my own write whilst you step outside for a smoke – wafts as if shaking shoulder/laughter i stare at you while i comb my hair for ten minutes until i realise i need a mirror as i know … Continue reading INCOMPLETE HAIKUS
Mallory Rowe 1, Tell us about you, and your writing (themes, influences etc.) Nature is my biggest influence, but metaphysical and spiritual ideas are also a huge influence "As above, So Below" is really the theme of my writing currently. 2, What are some of the ways in which you promote your work, and do … Continue reading 4 Questions with Mallory Rowe.
#ASGoodAsGold by @PatFurstenberg #BlogTour Whenever I see a dog watching something, that absorbed look in his eyes, ears pricked, muzzle quivering - either out on the window or at a bird perched on a branch - I ask myself: what goes through my darling dog’s mind? Is he waiting for someone? Surely dogs have an internal body clock; if you had a pet, you’ve definitely noticed how perceptive dogs are towards their environment and especially towards us, their, um, pack members. Still, what exactly goes through a dog’s mind? What kind of questions do they ask themselves? How do dogs understand life? When they look at a snail, for example, besides its scent, what else do they take in? And how does a dog feel when… a cat is suddenly introduced to the family? These questions stood behind the poems and haiku from As Good as Gold - as engaging as a tail wag. As Good as Gold celebrates the essential things in life as seen through the eyes of our old time favourite furry friends. I chose poetry as a form of expression because I believe dogs are smart pets with a poet’s heart, yet with a great sense of humor. Dogs are full of questions, yet they are famed sellers of innocence especially when it comes to explaining their mishaps and often foolish effervescence through ponderings such as “Why IS a Cat Not Like a Dog”, “As Brown as Chocolate”, “Silver Stars and Puppy Tail” or, best yet, “Dog or Book?” Written for their human companions, by dogs, these poems are an ode to the best of times, celebrating the beauty of a life spent waging one’s tail. A fun read for of all ages, it includes 35 poems and haiku accompanied by expressive portraits of our canine friends
2017 Wishing Shelf Book Awards Finalist “Kat Lehmann's original poetry shows an advanced understanding of the human condition.” –Hall of Fame, Top 500, Vine Voice reviewer
Small Stones from the River is a collection of inspirational poetry and word meditations that will appeal to readers who love the soul-force reflections of Rumi, Nayyirah Waheed, and Lao Tzu. The entries resonate and build so the book becomes an extended meditation that explores love, loss, forgiveness, resilience, and happiness. Small Stones from the River is a companion book for journaling or journeying. These “small stones” are the words you will want to keep in your pocket for later.
“Profound and inspiring… One of the best poetry collections I've read in a long time.” – Top 500, Vine Voice reviewer
Kat Lehmann 1, Tell us about you, and your writing (themes, influences etc.) My writing sits at the intersect of poetry, meditation, inspirational self-help, memoir. Basically, I write what I need to read, and I express it as beautifully and simply as I can. I am a scientist by training, but while I was in … Continue reading 4 Questions with Kat Lehmann.