D.L. Finn: Just Her Poetry

Just Her Poetry

Ciao, amici! I’m really happy to introduce a frequent-commenter/first-time-guest to the site today. I hope you’ll join me in giving author D.L. Finn a warm welcome while she talks about her new release, Just Her Poetry: Seasons of a Soul.

Thank you, Staci, for having me on your blog today to help celebrate the release of my first poetry book, Just Her Poetry: Seasons of a Soul.

Finn Facts:

  1. I am on the AIP Paleo diet for health reasons. I’m not a person you’d want to invite to your house for a meal.
  2. When I was a young girl, there was a deer named Pudding who would eat slices of bread out of my hand—if I was able to remain still.


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 A BIT OF FAMILY


You showed me where you spend your days.
Each hall had a different story. In between I ask questions.
It made you uncomfortable, but that wasn’t my intention.
I want you to learn for yourself, as well as learn things in school.
Our pace quickens, and we have smiles in place. No response.
So, I awkwardly add:
“I only want you to be happy, that is what is most important to me.”
You smile.
Maybe you hear me, maybe you don’t.
We continue the tour and the moment has passed.
But hopefully I have placed a small seed.
In time it will grow and someday happiness will be your quest.
Then you will show me all the things you have learned.

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D.L. Finn is an independent California local who encourages everyone to embrace their inner child. She was born and raised in the foggy Bay Area, but in 1990 relocated with her husband, kids, dogs, and cats to the Sierra foothills in Nevada City, CA. She immersed herself in reading all types of books, but especially loved romance, horror, and fantasy. She always treasured creating her own reality on paper. Finally, being surrounded by towering pines, oaks, and cedars, her creativity was nurtured until it bloomed. Her creations vary from children’s books, young adult fantasy, and adult paranormal romance to an autobiography with poetry. She continues on her adventures with an open invitation for her readers to join her. You can find her at the following places:

Twitter | Facebook | Instagram | Pinterest | D.L. Finn blog

I have to tell you, D.L., I would definitely have you over for a meal. I’m used to cooking to accommodate a variety of health issues. But even if I wasn’t, I’d be happy to do it for you. Thank you so much for coming here today and sharing your work. I loved your excerpt and wish you much success with your release.

How about it, gang? Let’s hit those share buttons then leave her a quick note of support. I know she’d do the same for you.

Published by Staci Troilo

A writer fascinated with interpersonal relationships, the importance of family, and the relevance of heritage. Learn more at https://stacitroilo.com.

67 thoughts on “D.L. Finn: Just Her Poetry

  1. I never got the opportunity to experience wildlife. I did ride a horse a couple of times and we had stray dogs. I can imagine the experience of feeding a deer. Congrats on your new book launch.

    Hi Staci. Good to see you again.

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      1. Those horses you rent do have minds of their own for sure. My husband and I went on a horse ride last summer for our Anniversary on the beach. It had been years. Always wanted to do that but my horse fought me the whole way. Although I didn’t mind when she took off at the beach:)

        Its always good when your dogs understand you!

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    1. Hi Shirley. I’ve always been drawn to animals. I used to ride horses. Almost got one as a girl but getting to it daily was too much of a challenge. We cleared an area years ago to put a barn but other things came up like braces for kids. Deer are such gentle creatures. We get along well until they ate my roses. But that only took a fence to fix that. Thanks Shirley:)

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  2. I have had squirrels, chipmunks, horses, burros, and a white pet rat (rescued from a lab) eat out of my hand, but not a deer. I love your poetry, Denise. Staci, thank you for hosting.

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      1. Its is soft Staci:) All you have to do is hold your hand out flat. I used to walk up the street and feed the horses apples that a neighbor had. They used to wait for their treats but they were feisty, too.

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    1. I rescued a baby squirrel once. Well our cat brought it to the door. It had fallen out of the tree. He is our mama cat that wants to take care of everything by bringing it to me. I don’t think I’ve ever fed a burro before. They are pretty cute. I’ve had pet rats they are pretty sweet little guys. Nice you could rescue one! Thank you Karen:)

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  3. It’s interesting you had a deer eating out of your hand, Denise. I had a squirrel eating from my palm when I was in Seattle. Our family went to Japan and visit the Reindeer park and fed deer. That was lovely. I like your except today, it reminds me of my daughter’s school days.
    Thank you, Staci for hosting the tour!

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    1. Wow. The two of you are like Snow White! The only time wildlife has gotten close to me was when my husband (then boyfriend) and I were walking through a park on the way to class and were surrounded by squirrels. And I mean SURROUNDED. They came from everywhere, like a rodent militia. I jumped on his back and he ran through them. I thought for sure we were going to be eaten alive.

      A reindeer park in Japan sounds lovely. I’ve never been to Japan. My grandfather spent time there and loved it. My brother-in-law used to go there on work trips and also enjoyed his time there.

      Thanks for sharing your memories, Miriam.

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      1. I could picture the squirrels surround you so perfectly Staci. Made me giggle a bit. Although it must have been startling the moment. Sounds like they were looking for a handout. Once on spring break with my son in San Francisco we were at a park. We sat on a bench and a squirrel ran up his leg. Then it hung around his shoe. It got a treat for all its hard work and I got a picture.

        I wish I could get the animals to help me clean like Snow White:)

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    2. A reindeer park sounds so cool Miriam! Neat you could feed the squirrels like that. Some of them can be pretty tame but I worry when the warnings go up they could carrying the plague in the high country. So I keep my distance now. Some special moments visiting our kids in college, isn’t it?

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  4. How incredibly cool to have a deer eat out of your hand, Denise! 🙂 You obviously have a special animal and nature connection and it flows through you. I love this poem! Thanks for hosting, Staci!

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    1. It was Jan. I recently found a picture of it and have been thinking about it. I always worried at night when you could hear the hunters shooting them, but she always seemed to survive. Later I remember her bringing her two babies by, but they were afraid and hid, and she would come up to me. Yes, I do love animals a lot:) Glad you enjoyed the poem!

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  5. Sorry I’m late! Hubby and I have been on vacation at the beach, but I am now home and catching up with all the fun and excitement I’ve missed. Many congrats to Denise on her new release.I plan to start reading it tonight!

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    1. Thanks, Julie:) I know about reading lists! I’m amazed by how well the tour is going. I think yours is going equally well, too. I’m certainly enjoying it.

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    1. I have a picture of me feeding Pudding I just found recently. I will have to remember where I put it so it would be safe:) I will share it when I find it.

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    1. Thank you Michele:) I’m happy you enjoyed the poem. I find it a good way to express myself. I always say I’m there for the people not the food:) Yes we can always work around the food, I agree. So happy you dropped by!

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    1. Hi Joan:) There is something so healing and inspiring being in nature. I’m glad I can put it into words sometimes. Thanks for stopping by!

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  6. What an important small seed! During the tumultuous times in which we live, it is easy to lose our way. Lovely reflection, Denise. Thank you, Staci, for hosting today. 🙂

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    1. Thank you, Gwen. It is a moment I will always cherish walking the halls with my son as he showed me his college and new life. We can only hope that seed we offer thrives and blooms especially now.

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  7. Thank you for having me on your blog Staci:) I’m super excited to be here! I accommodate several different diets at my house, too. I usually just bring my own food or eat before, but I appreciate you would go that extra step. Sending lots of hugs of gratitude.

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    1. You’re absolutely worth the extra step. It really wouldn’t even be “extra,” as much of what I make would work for you. Regardless of the food, the best part of the meal would be sharing it with a friend.

      Glad to have had you hear today. Wishing you much success!


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