One ~ A poem about Eternal Love by Natalie Ducey
Poems, The Heart's Lullaby

In the stillness, I feel you… The Heart’s Lullaby collection. 💕 #Poetry #RRBC #IARTG

Greetings, everyone! ♥

I’ve been rather quiet on the blogging side of things lately. No excuses. I’ve been immersed in graphic design, and pretty cool things are happening. Another post for another day!

I’m trying to keep up with all my fellow blogger friends. You guys are rockin’ it! High five to all! ♥

My love for graphic design should come as no surprise to returning folks (so glad you’re back!) and for all newcomers, first, a big welcome and second, yup, I love graphic design. If you share this passion, please let me know in the comments. I love learning from and sharing with others.

I’ve created new visuals for some of my published work (and for a few new pieces, too). I’d love to share some of these visuals with you all. Also, it’s time for me to jump back on the marketing ship for my two poetry collections. The ship has been drifting aimlessly for much too long. 🙂

The graphic below is the poem titled One from the poetry collection, The Heart’s LullabyI love using the typewriter font along with watercolour flowers.

One ~ A poem about Eternal Love by Natalie Ducey
One ~ A poem about Eternal Love by Natalie Ducey

….now for some promotion. 😉

The Heart’s Lullaby is a candid portrayal of love in all its splendor and pain. ♥

The Heart's Lullaby ~ a candid portrayal of love in all its splendor and pain.
The Heart’s Lullaby

Blurb

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.

 Reviews

Readers' Favorite gives The Heart's Lullaby by Natalie Ducey 5 Stars!
Readers’ Favorite gives The Heart’s Lullaby by Natalie Ducey 5 Stars!

Readers’ Favorites 

“The Heart’s Lullaby by Natalie Ducey is a beautiful book of poetry that describes the fragility as well as the strength of the human heart. The book is separated into four parts. Embers of Love focuses on the bittersweet aspect of heartbreak, the pain of saying goodbye to someone you care about. Eternal Love illustrates the beauty of love lasting forever, even after death. The Agony of Holding On & The Angst of Letting Go is about falling out of love, and that despite everything you do to hold onto that person, sometimes it’s better to let go. Finally, The Journey of Becoming is about being comfortable with yourself, and knowing that both the heart and the mind need to work together to bring peace and comfort. Whether it be through pain, loss, or peace, Ducey shows us that love can comfort us in our time of need, and show us how human we really are.

The world is a funny place. Sometimes, we do so much to protect ourselves to the point where we simply forget what it means to laugh or cry, or to even love our own selves again… 

Ducey provides a soothing, comforting atmosphere interlaced within her poetry. From the pain of losing a loved one, to the relief of finally finding yourself in the end, this book encourages those suffering from heartbreak, and mesmerizes others just by its messages of hope alone. As such, I would recommend it to fans of Feathers, Shades, Shadows and a Few Raindrops by Mandar Naik, and Catching a Dream by J.R. McRae.”

Reviewed by Robin Goodfellow

“I have read a great deal of poetry in my life, yet this is the first time I have found a volume that touches all the hidden places of my soul. Author Natalie Ducey has that marvelous gift of weaving words that touch those feelings you may have experienced but could never express. We all see love as such an intensely personal thing, so finding another who has clearly experienced those staggering highs, and shattering lows is a rare and precious thing.

These poems will reach in and touch you, and a heart caught unguarded will be alternatively uplifted and at times moved beyond tears to a place we instinctively recognize as home.

This author has a rare and beautiful spirit that shines through with each graceful and eloquent word that she has penned. Her words caused me to take a deep breath and pause to reflect on my own journey, I was unprepared for the glimpses into my own behavior, my loves still remaining, and those I have forsaken or lost. That gift is what this author shares with you in this volume.

If you have ever loved deeply, or are in that first joyous season of new love found, or perhaps reflect back on the ‘if only’ moments life hands us with such abandon, this book will move and touch you. It would make the perfect gift to share with someone you can’t imagine living without.”

“Natalie Ducey writes beautiful poetry. This is the second collection of poems I’ve read by her, and each is inspiring. There’s something soothing in her work, a quality that reaches out and speaks to the reader through the sincerity of verse. The Heart’s Lullaby focus on the journey of love, multiple aspects of relationships, and the emotions we nurture and carry in our hearts. A lovely volume, perfect for reflection, each reader is certain to find a poem that speaks solely to them. The words contained herein are beautiful, with a message resonating long after the ending is reached.”

Available to Purchase

The Heart’s Lullaby is available in paperback here.

It is also available in Ebook format at the following online retailers:

AMAZON

BARNES & NOBLE

KOBO

CHAPTERS/INDIGO

 Thank you!

To my family and dearest friends, thank you for your love, support, and encouragement as I delve deeper in my quest to translate the intricate beauty that lies within our hearts.

To my readers, thank you for your kindness and continued support. Without you, my words would merely exist, forever adrift in search of home.

Together, let’s celebrate this majestic, mystifying journey of becoming.

With much love and gratitude. ♥

29 thoughts on “In the stillness, I feel you… The Heart’s Lullaby collection. 💕 #Poetry #RRBC #IARTG”

  1. What amazing reviews Natalie and well deserved! Congrats. I always enjoy your graphics:) I loved One and the feelings it brought me reading it were so true. Have a fantastic rest of week!

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    1. Thank you, Denise! I’m so grateful for these lovely reviews and your kind words. It’s such a surreal feeling that never goes away. Isn’t that amazing?! Have a fabulous week too. It’s a winter wonderland here. Way too pretty to even complain about its early arrival. Cheers! 🙂

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  2. Natalie, your poetry and graphic art are a wondrous combination and it’s always a treat when you share one of your creations. A heartfelt poem and image and yeah, I’m with you on the typewriter font, in certain instances it’s great and this is one such time! Congratulations on the amazing reviews, absolutely brilliant!! Now, what are your latest ventures … will we have long to wait?? 😀❤️

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    1. So kind of you, Annika. Thank you! 🙂 I’m looking forward to writing again soon. I feel off balance without it. Isn’t it fantastic to feel that passionate about what we do? Cheers to that! Thanks again, so very much. Wishing you a lovely week. XO

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  3. The poem is poignant and beautiful! It brought tears to my eyes. I’ve felt that stillness, afraid to breathe, afraid the moment would evaporate. Incredible! And the reviews are awesome! Congrats, Natalie!

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    1. Thank you, Jan. This piece is near and dear. I wrote it as I felt it one morning a while ago. Such an incredible emotion and gift to feel it so powerfully. Treasured moments for sure. Thanks so much for stopping by, commenting, and sharing the love. You’re a gem, my friend. XO

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  4. ❤️️Sharing your work with others is a pleasure, my friend. You hand us that rare gift of expressing what our souls feel, when we may be unable to express that connection with each other for ourselves. Thank you.

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  5. Ack! My “Like” button doesn’t work when I’m on my Mac, but I definitely “like” this post. Your skill with graphic design is off the charts and a perfect complement to your beautiful poetry. Wishing you all the best as you dive back into marketing. If you are interested in blog promo, I would be delighted to host you!

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    1. So kind of you, Mae! Thank you. I may take you up on that offer in the New Year. 🙂 Would love to host you as well. I’m going to do a post with my review for End of Day. Soon I hope. It’s been a long time. Crazy really. I hope the pace of things slow a little over Christmas. Cheers! 🙂

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    1. Thank you, Debby! I love graphic design and discover something new everyday. I designed both current book covers for my poetry. I don’t think I’d ever venture into it, though. lol
      Oh my goodness… both books are available online as ebooks at Indigo/Chapters. Would loooooove it if they were there in paperback! I went via Smashwords extended distribution for the ebooks. Smashwords is a fantastic re/source for indie authors. Their reach is extensive. Highly recommend them! 🙂

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