A New Release by Harmony Kent! #Poetry

Greetings to one and all. Today we welcome author and poet Harmony Kent to the Indie Spot.

Hi, Beem.

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.

Though I’ve organised this book of poetry into seven sections, which follow established stages of grief, I’d like to note bereavement is non-linear and messy. It’s common to move up and circle around, and progress to the so-called higher steps, only to come crashing down, especially on anniversaries or other meaningful dates. Not even meaningful, as it can be the most insignificant of everyday things that undoes us … a discarded shoe, an odd sock, or a simple visit to the shop.

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

From Part 5: Depression, Loneliness, & Reflection

(Extract From Triggers)

a discarded shoe

an odd sock

or a simple visit

to the shop

who ever knew

the total

and utter shock

such simple things

could induce?

such tiny

inconsequential

bits n bobs of life

mere detritus

and mundanity

yet hold the power

to fell the hardiest oak

When my father-in-law passed away, a simple overnight stay in a hotel undid dear hubby. He had become so used to picking up the phone and calling his dad to share his experiences with him, and the realisation he could no longer do that hit him hard. I believe a couple of years had passed by this point, and most of the time, hubby got on well within his new reality. This small change, though, brought it all back.

Have you experienced fresh grief from unexpected reminders? If so, chat with me in the comments. I hope you enjoyed this poetic excerpt and would love to know what you think. Thanks for reading 😊

 

PRE-ORDER NOW: https://mybook.to/SorrowfulSoul

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.

 

Universal Sales Link: 

https://mybook.to/SorrowfulSoul

AUTHOR BIO:

 

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)

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.

 

Harmony’s Website

 

twitter: @harmony_kent

 

Goodreads: Harmony Kent

 

BookBub: Harmony Kent

 

Story Empire (co-authored blog): Harmony Kent

 

Harmony’s Amazon Author Page: author.to/HarmonysBooks

 

 

 

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57 thoughts on “A New Release by Harmony Kent! #Poetry

  1. Gwen M. Plano

    Beautiful poem and reflection, Harmony. I’m looking forward to reading your collection as soon as it is released. Congratulations on this latest achievement. 🌟 Thank you, Beem, for hosting today.

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  2. Joan Hall

    Harmony, I can relate to the message. For years after my mother passed away, I would have a question about something and think, “I’ll call Mom. She’ll know.” Only to realize that I couldn’t call her.

    Congrats on the new release, and thanks to Beem for hosting today.

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  3. Jacqui Murray

    What a beautiful poem. Your husband’s fresh grief–I know that pain, through my mother’s passing. It never goes away, but it does become part of who we are, doesn’t it?

    Lovely book! I look forward to seeing you in December.

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  4. D. Wallace Peach

    Thanks for hosting Harmony and her new book, Beem. I’m so looking forward to reading this one. I can relate completely to how small things trigger reminders of grief and loss, in my own life and when counseling others. A beautiful poem that captures those poignant moments and the things that suddenly become precious. Many congrats, Harmony. ❤

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  5. Jane Sturgeon

    Grief felt through your beautiful words, Harmony and I am looking forward to your new book. Your writing sparkles, my lovely. Thank you, Beem, for sharing and hosting. Xx ❤

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    1. harmonykentonline

      That is so true. And sometimes feeling relief our loved one isn’t suffering anymore can add to the guilt. One of the reasons I wanted to release this book before Christmas was because this can be such a tough time of year for many. Thanks for sharing, Esther. Hugs 💕🙂

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  6. Jacquie Biggar

    My dad was a smoker and used to sit at the dining room table with his rolling machine, papers, and tobacco rolling up cigarettes for the long days he spent out on the road as a truck driver. When he passed away, that was the only thing I asked for- his rolling machine. It held the essence of my dad and gave me comfort for a long while after.
    This sounds like a beautiful piece of work, Harmony. Congrats on your release.

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