I recently learned that a poem of mine will be published in the lovely, timely anthology by June Cotner entitled Earth Blessings: Prayers, Poems and Meditations. I wrote this particular poem, called September’s Early Dusk, when I lived in Colorado. One day I drove from the edge of the foothills of the Rockies out onto the eastern plains, and when I returned, this eight-line poem seemed to tumble from my pen-in-hand into a journal I kept in the car just for that purpose. I was already writing a series of ghazals, a form of poetry from ancient Persia, and September’s Early Dusk fit with that style. This poem of mine also was published in my first poetry collection by Blue Light Press, Solstice Windows.
Earth Blessings is scheduled for release in paper and ebook on March 8, 2016. Visit this link for more information.