Harmony Kent’s New Release, SORROWFUL SOUL

Ciao, amici! I’m so happy to welcome Harmony Kent back to my blog today. She’s been writing a lot of poetry lately and has her third release in her Soul Poetry series. Today, my friend is here to discuss her latest, Sorrowful Soul.

Harmony’s poetry is eloquent, evocative, and powerful. She has the ability to tap into various emotions with effortless grace to bring forth a swell of feelings from her readers. Book one, Slices of Soul, focuses on the beauty and Zen aspects of life. Book two, Life and Soul, encompasses the highs and lows we all experience. Book three, Sorrowful Soul, deals with grief—the tsunami of agony in the moment and the tranquility found after we’ve weathered the storm.

I’ll let her tell you more about it.

Hi, Staci.

Thanks so much for hosting me today.

It’s always wonderful to visit with you.

Here’s a little bit I’d love to share about my latest book of poetry, Sorrowful Soul.  Full of freestyle poems, which provide company and compassion through the devastating journey of grief and loss and onward, this heartfelt collection shows us we do not travel this lonely road alone.

Since Elizabeth Kubler-Ross’s excellent book on the stages of grief, we now have an established set of seven stages to the grieving process. Although these stages are non-linear and can be revisited at any time, it’s helpful to have a rough idea of what we might expect during this difficult period of transition. The fifth stage is commonly known as Depression.

Here’s an extract from the opening lines to a poem about depression …

From Part 5: Depression, Loneliness, & Reflection

The tide inside
Retreats all the way
Bares wounds old and new
Sand crabs scuttle away
Seek oblivion in the dark
Underworld of the ocean

(Extract From Relentless)

Have you ever found yourself trapped within a cycle of depression over an unexpected change or loss? Chat with me in the comments. I hope you enjoyed this poetic excerpt and would love to know what you think. Thanks for reading 😊

About the Book:

If we’re lucky, we meet twilight at the front door and old age creeps in on the night breeze.

Even if we make it to our twilight years, the more we age, the more loss we must endure as part of the cycle of life. Many of these poems lament death, but they also relate to broken relationships, severed friendships, and the loss of youth. This book of grief poetry is as much about saying goodbye and working through loss as it is about death and love split asunder.

This heartfelt collection provides company and compassion through the devastating journey of loss and shows us we do not travel this lonely road alone. Within these pages we share shock, numbness and denial, catapult into anger, bargaining, depression, loneliness, and guilt, and—eventually—make the seismic shift into testing the possibility of a new normal and finding acceptance.


Harmony Kent

Harmony Kent spent 13 years in a Zen Buddhist monastery, where she faced her demons and overcame devastating low self-esteem and found freedom. After a life-changing injury, Harmony returned to the world at the tender age of 40, and her life as a writer began.

Harmony is an award winning multi-genre author, and her publications include:

As well as being an avid reader and writer, Harmony also offers reviews and supports her fellow authors. Harmony is always on the lookout for talent and excellence, and will freely promote any authors or books who she feels have these attributes.

You can connect with her online:
Website | Story Empire (co-authored) | Twitter 
Amazon Author Page | Goodreads | BookBub

Teddy Bear holding Sorrowful Soul book

I don’t know what more I can add to that. Harmony’s work is always powerful, and based on the excerpt she shared, I can see she’s only getting better.

I hope you’ll share her announcement with your friends and join me in offering her congratulations by leaving a comment below. Before you leave, I invite you to click on some of the links, most especially the purchase link for Sorrowful Soul


59 thoughts on “Harmony Kent’s New Release, SORROWFUL SOUL

  1. Grief is a difficult subject to tackle, but if anyone can do that turmoil justice in poetry, it’s Harmony. Reading that verse on depression is proof.

    Congrats to Harmony on her upcoming release, and thanks for hosting, Staci.

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  2. This is one aspect of grief that I have avoided, Harmony, or at least anything prolonged and debilitating. I can relate to your poem though and that desire to retreat. I love your metaphor; it’s gorgeous. I can’t wait to read the whole book. Thanks so much for hosting, Staci.

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  3. So nice to see Harmony and her beautiful book featured here Staci. I’ve felt every poem Harmony has shared on this tour so far. Her words reach out and touch. Looking forward to reading this one. Congrats again Harmony. ❤

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  4. This is such a heartwrenching poem today. I’ve felt it all. Harmony, you are such an amazingly expressive poet. I look forward to diving into this book! Congrats on the new release. Thank you, Staci, for hosting today!

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