Today, I’m so thrilled to reveal the cover of my second, and soon-to-be released, book of poetry, The Heart’s Lullaby.
The book launch is scheduled for Tuesday, June 20th and will be available in eBook format via Amazon, Kobo, Indigo/Chapters, Barnes and Noble, and iTunes. The paperback will be available in July. I’m pretty much in a constant state of excitement. My current excitement to nervous ratio is holding steady at 70:30.
This has been such an incredible journey. When I published my first book, The Heart’s Journey Home in 2015, I didn’t have a website, Twitter handle, Facebook page, or Google+ and Pinterest profiles. I entered the world of social media and everything changed. I connected with so many amazingly talented, incredibly supportive authors, that I’m now humbled to call dear friends. Thank you to everyone, old friends and new. I’m most grateful for your support and kindness. Thank you.
The Heart’s Lullaby is a candid portrayal of love in all its splendor and pain.
Love, in its purest form, is tranquil and soothes the soul. But love, as is life, can sometimes be cruel and unjust with its paths of uncertainty and forced goodbyes.
In essence, it is a journey of self-discovery. A continuous journey of becoming.
Often, it becomes a delicate dance of holding on and letting go.
We linger in memories of ill-fated love; our minds can easily soil them, and our hearts can effortlessly polish them to perfection, altering their resemblance entirely.
We can anchor ourselves to yesterday by zealous choice or solemn grief.
So easily, we can become obsessed with what “might have been” and miss the beauty that lies before us.
Our minds craft spectacular moments that will never be realized. Why? Is it self-indulgence, or are they necessary companions for our soul’s survival?
Love, its force so formidable, transcends time, distance, and even death.
Eternal love is the epitome of its grandeur.
To feel the exquisite, majestic splendor of love is the greatest gift we can give or receive. To have another see the unique beauty in our imperfections, that will protect us and elevate us without greed or envy, a soul willing and proud to walk this journey of life with us and share in its joys and sorrows … this is love, a gift unmeasurable and unmatched by earthly possessions.
But two souls must be willing. Therein lies the intricate complexities of the heart.
And in the end, we must never forget …
Love, as is life, is a continuous journey of becoming.
If I may, I’d love to share with you “Echo of Love” a poem from this collection.
My mom has been gone almost 20 years now. Her sudden passing was devastating. Despite the passage of time, there are still days I find it hard to breathe. I honestly don’t know if that will ever go away. I miss her. I really miss her. Writing has been my saving grace.
I can’t help but think this verse made her smile.