Inspiration



Feathers Scattered in the Wind is a collection of poems from the last few years. Most of the poems are appearing in print for the first time, though many appeared on an audio CD, Beasts and Beloveds, that came out in 2009. You can read more about that CD and its inspiration, and find a way to buy it, at BeastsandBeloveds.com.

In this book, poems that I wrote in Northern California share the pages with poems I wrote in Wales during my year of residence at the University of Wales, Trinity Saint David. The poems share a love of the land and the creatures that live on it, and of the words that we use to describe them. Other than the countries of origin, there is little to tell the two sets of poems apart. Both feature peregrines, rivers, the night, stars, both reflect on the impact of the natural cycle of events on our perception and moods.

Embedded in the book is a group of seven poems inspired by the South Fork of the Trinity River, which winds its wild and beautiful way past the bottom of my place in Hyampom, California.

You will find more poetic inspiration from little-known living poets at a website I co-edit: mysticpoets.us.

And here is a link to the site of my recent collection of poems, and the CD: Turning.



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