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.
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 …
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 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:
- The Battle for Brisingamen (Fantasy Fiction) AIA approved
- The Glade (Mystery/Thriller) AIA Approved/BRAG Medallion Honouree/New Apple Literary Awards Official Selection Honours 2015
- Polish Your Prose: Essential Editing Tips for Authors (Writing/Editing) New Apple Literary Awards Top Medallist Honours 2015
- Finding Katie (Women’s Fiction)
- Slices of Soul (Soul Poetry Series: Book 1)
- Life and Soul (Soul Poetry Series: Book 2)
- Sorrowful Soul (Soul Poetry Series: Book 3)
- Interludes (Erotic Short Stories)
- Interludes 2 (Erotic Short Stories)
- Moments (Short Stories and Poetry)
- Jewel in the Mud (Zen Musings)
- Polish Your Prose (How to Self-Edit)
- Creative Solutions (Creative Writing Inspiration)
- Oh Baubles (Christmas Romance Novella)
- Backstage (Erotic Romance and Thriller)
- FALLOUT (Post-Apocalyptic Dystopia) BRAG Medallion Honouree
- The Vanished Boy (Psychological Thriller)
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.
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.