To close out this amazing month of celebrating the release of “Just Her Poetry” I wanted to share a couple of the first reviews. I also want to send out a huge thanks and hugs to all the fellow authors and poets who made this so successful!
This is a beautiful collection of poetry with vivid glimpses into the natural world and the many myriad nuances of emotion. The reader is even treated to “musings from the back of a Harley” as the author shares visions penned while riding with her husband on their bike. I was especially enthralled by the nature poetry which is broken into sections for Spring and Summer as well as Fall and Winter.
Sights, sounds and senses come alive in poems like A Day at the River, Thunk, Crisp, and Spring Gone. As a cat lover I also really enjoyed The Huntress which was rendered in such attention to detail it was equivalent to viewing a live-action video. The prose is beautiful and vivid. Some of my favorite lines include:From Spring Day
The gentle tapping of the woodpecker
Reminding me of a blessing in Morse code.From Mist
It is a time of in-between.
Between the sun baking the earth
Or the forest being covered in ice.From The October Sun:
The October sun bleeds through the trees
Clotting up before it reaches me.
There are so many gems in this book, you’re certain to find your own favorites. So escape to a peaceful setting, and let this exquisite collection of poetry soothe your soul.–Mae Clair
5 Stars –Just Her Poetry: Seasons of a Soul by D.L. Finn is a full-length book of poetry with high literary quality. It is divided into two halves, one about the healing beauty of nature and one about relationships and emotional situations. Part One—Just Her Poetry—talks about the seasons of the year in the spectacular scenery around the author’s home and contains a short set of vignettes called “Musings from the Back of a Harley,” detailing the thrill of motorcycle rides around the countryside. Part Two—Seasons of a Soul—explores emotions like sadness, hope, and insecurity in the face of destruction from human behavior and natural forces. There is also an area of poetry inspired by or excerpted from D.L. Finn’s other books and some poems about the holiday season.
I really enjoyed Just Her Poetry: Seasons of a Soul. Rich in content and daily reality, the poems built on each other within each section to take up where the other poem left off. Much like writing chapters in a book of prose, D.L. Finn’s poetry is sophisticated storytelling. It grew in little images gradually to tell a complex story—a novel in verse. My favorite section was “Musings from the Back of a Harley,” a completely unique, distinct set of lyrics in which sharp edges of words brought the excitement of riding a motorcycle into verbal motion. Thought-provoking depth about the fragility of life appeared in other areas of the book, as in a series of poems (“Fire,” “We Wait,” “Wait,” and “Red Flag”) where fine writing brings the experience of living near forest fires into visceral, vivid clarity. Including some poems that connected into Finn’s other writings added more layers and was excellent for putting this book in context.–Sarah Scheele for Readers’ Favorite
IMPORTANT UPDATE: If you pre-ordered “Just Her Poetry” you should be able to find the update now available on Amazon under “Content and Devices.”. They assured me they’d send out emails to let you know, too. Thanks for your patience!
Now here’s the winner of the signed copy of “Just her Poetry”– Jan S, Congrats!
Thanks to all who made this such a memorial experience!
April is National Poetry Month! Celebrate it by reading some poetry. Happy National Poetry Month:)
Watch for a special edition blog this week!
Embrace your inner child by reading a good book! D.L. Finn
To celebrate the release of “Just Her Poetry” here’s my portion of the tour!
As a child, I loved reading “The Wonderful Worlds of Walt Disney” at my great-grandma’s house. My three favorite stories were: Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, and Dumbo. These books reside with me, now.
I estimate there to be over 300 books in my house. I plan to count them…someday.
Take a journey with D.L. Finn as she blends her love of nature with her deepest emotions. Sit with her on the forest floor observing its tranquil beauty, or stroll along the ocean’s shore admiring the vastness of its horizon. Here in these peaceful moments you’ll be able to experience her thoughts and feelings in the light—and in the darkness. This is a thought-provoking collection of poetry that invites the reader into all the seasons of a soul.
Excerpt from THE EMOTIONS: Darkness and Light
You feel so powerful and in control.
You don’t see the pain.
You’re educating that person.
You are only spreading your truth.
They took it wrong and are too sensitive.
Wait, you were only trying to be funny?
What if someone said that to you?
It’s not effective, it’s cruel.
It’s your choice to spread negativity over caring.
I humbly apologize, but when I loaded the final copy of “Just Her Poetry” I forgot to hit the final submit button. So, if you pre-ordered it you are getting the copy with the correct content, but the formatting isn’t as clean as I’d like. I just went back in to fix it, but it may take several hours to become available.
To upload the correct version all you must do is go into Amazon:
1. Your Content and Devices
3. By “Just Her Poetry” there will up an “update available” by the title when the correct version is ready.
4. Note: Under Preferences I have my account set to automatically update books. So it may do it for you if you have that option chosen.
Again, my deepest apologies. To make myself feel better I’m giving away a signed copy of “Just Her Poetry.” I will pick a random name from the blog tour comments and throw the names into a hat. Then my husband will pick the winner.