A journey into darkness and back to the light. The Moon makes it look so easy. In Moon Full of Moons, Kat Lehmann skillfully paints a journey from happiness lost to happiness found. This beautifully organized collection of poems is sequenced with the Moon's phases, which provide a touchstone for personal transformation. Musical, honest, and accessible, these poems create an inspirational and powerful body of work. The delicate, rich imagery transports the reader from enchanting and whimsical songs of childhood innocence through a struggle in the darkness to the powerful decision to shift the balance toward a new happiness. In these pages, she carries the reader through the wonder of beauty and language, an imaginative sailing on the Crescent Moon, and the subtle internal changes that lead to overcoming obstacles and emotional survival. Kat Lehmann demonstrates a mastery of patient observation and an openness to the teachings of nature - both internal and external - that are contained in the smallest of moments. The highly personal is described in terms of the universal. The result is tender, uplifting, insightful, and challenging. It is self-help expressed as poetry, with an impassioned call to embrace the meditative, find acceptance, and live.
"Moon Full of Moons offers rich material for poetry therapy. The overall concept and structure of the moon's phases as a kind of mythical journey has a wide variety of interesting possibilities and many of the poems touch on themes very salient in a therapeutic setting: lost innocence, despair, mental illness, grief, family, motherhood, love, forgiveness, regaining personal power, experiencing connection with creation, finding happiness." - Journal of Poetry Therapy (2017); 30: 61-62."Wonderfully unique...Lehmann is a master of word painting and poem construction." - FIVE STAR review from Readers' Favorite"there is a heartbeat to these poems, making this a memorable and beautiful collection." - hedgerow: a journal of small poems
Number Of Pages: 124
Published: 18th February 2015
Publisher: 29 Trees Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2 x 0.7
Weight (kg): 0.19