59 Prayers is a collection of poems that blossomed from the union of my writing life and my spiritual life. Lovingly crafted, the 59 poems in this volume explore the spiritual possibilities in the events of an ordinary life.
As some of you may know, I’ve been on a long healing journey. During that time, when so much stillness and solitude were required, poetry became a lifeline. The writing process enabled me to transform negative energy and amplify positive energy. I chose to examine ordinary events through the slow lens of poetry. I created poems that made me feel better.
59 Prayers includes some poems that have appeared on my blog, SereneArtist.com, as well as other poems I’ve written from the same sea of experience. Some of the poems in 59 Prayers come from a place of struggle or questioning, others from a sense of communion or divine presence. Some of the poems offer blessing for special occasions or life events. Others seek to find meaning and beauty in an imperfect world. It’s my hope that you will find the book to be an experience of blessing and healing.