About the Book
Sensual, smooth, celebratory and occasionally serious: this is poetry inspired by the profound aspects of Love, especially the kind that flourishes in the minds, dreams, and hearts of women. The kind we feel at the full moon rising, in the rivulets of snow-melt in spring, in the waltzing tides, within the fragrance of summer's first rose, and in the stunning peace of one's sleeping child.
Within "Syrup and Butter," physical love weaves a web of lighthearted delights, mystery, anticipation, reverence, and a pervading sense of hope that the reader may recognize can be both mundane and completely holy at the same time.
Musically lyrical, the poetry is presented with appealing black and white photography that rolls over from innocent to sensual to lightly erotic.
This collection would make a special gift to the love of your life! Women especially will recognize our common experiences and deep feelings that resonate within our spirits, memories, and our bodies like water from many sources mingling in the sea. Thank you for your interest in my book, and in the support of local independent artists of all kinds. For more original poetry and photography, please explore my other chapbook "Wrought of Singing Earth," right here on Blurb.com.
I love many art forms, but am especially drawn to the innate lyricism of both music and poetry. I am a musician, writer, singer, dancer, photographer, and gardener. My primary business is performing, teaching, and publishing music for the Celtic Harp. I perform in a duo called Celtic Muse with Valerie Blessley--look us up on the web and at CD Baby. I have been drawn to poetry my whole life, using word expression as a way of claiming who I am and what I think is important. Significant themes are wonder and awe at the natural world, the power of love and hope, and the importance of spiritual exploration. Digital photography has opened a brilliant new world for me, creating a comfortable companion to my writings. I am both Wiccan and Unitarian Universalist. Writing and music is a deep part of who I am, and who I'd like you, dear reader, to meet. I am also a parent of three amazing children, a wife, and small-time farmer. Thank you for your support of Independent Artists everywhere!