About the Book
The poems selected for this collection were written over the course of 15 years. Some poems were published in homemade family calendars, some were stuffed in desk drawers, and others were hidden in journals waiting for revision. The author hopes her poetry causes readers to stop and savor every life moment while reflecting on its mysteries, beauty and treasures.
Blomgren has been published in Lyrical Iowa, An Anthology of the Iowa Poetry Association; "Virtue" Magazine; has another book in the Contemporary Poets of Dorrance Series, "Sometimes it's Good to Beleive in Monsters;" and locally. Her poems are described as "short and lyrical which follow in the tradition of such well-known American poets as Hugh Prather and Rod McKuen in their exploration of love as the most basic of human emotions and literary etudes employing nature as an instrument for reasoning in an attempt to understand life, each other, and themselves." Blomgren says, "I fancy myself a writer but evidence proves otherwise most of the time. Living in rural Iowa, God's nature and my family are always inspirational. When employed at the local newspaper and writing a weekly column they were a consistent source of subject matter. My other passions include writing, photography, music, playing the piano, computers - all of which I am a master at none - and my best friend, Q."