Behold: the shell of the soul-words that cry for beauty on the battlefields.
This cover makes me so happy, and I feel that it truly represents the poetry inside. There are some deeper meanings beneath the design that I’ll delve into someday soon, but for now, the important details!
*insert a “pay attention” sort of cough*
the official info
dare to dream that there’s more than this broken road,
and that beauty may lie on tomorrow’s edge…
A sequel of sorts to the author’s debut collection, Clarion Hope takes the spark of courage held out in This Will Not Last and fans it into a roaring flame. Over and over again, scars are healed, brokenness is bathed in tears, and fear is buried in the name of the truth and hope of the highest order.
For the boldest warriors and the faint-hearted alike, Clarion Hope is a battle cry to live in the light of the coming Kingdom.
Clarion Hope officially releases on April 4th, 2023, but you can preorder it now and have it shipped just before release day so you can hold it in your hands (and read it!) on April 4th.
There’s not much to today’s post…just a little journal entry that’s masquerading as a poem today. It’s a reminder I need on a daily basis, and I hope that it blesses you, too. ❤
I choose You, Father.
I choose Your battles. Not mine.
I choose Your weapons. Not mine.
I choose Your heart. Not mine.
I choose Your way. Not mine.
I choose Your vision. Not mine.
I choose You, Father.
I choose You.
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As I’m looking at the above graphic, I’m thinking about how wrong it feels that 2023 will be here in less than two months…but I’m also so excited because it means this next book will be here in less than five months!
Book #2 will be another poetry book (surprise, surprise!), but as of yet, I’m not sharing many more details. There will be a cover reveal with a blurb coming soon, but for now I’m letting you guys guess as to what this next book may hold. Here’s your clue:
I love the way that music communicates where the written word falls short, and so I’ve been compiling a playlist of songs that share the themes I’m writing about in book #2. If you’re into music, go ahead and check out the playlist…and let me know in the comments if you have any guesses as to what the themes of book #2 might be!
Also…if you would be willing to be praying for me as I finish compiling these poems and start the manuscript on its journey to publication, I would be so grateful! God has truly been the one carrying Book #2 (and me!) through this process, and I can’t finish it on my own. I’d so appreciate prayers that:
I would be diligent in writing the rest of this poetry (my deadline for that is November 30th, and I have 12-15 to write yet😅).
God would give me the words to say and the way to say them.
Technology would cooperate with me! XD
Thank you so much for showing up to read and chat with me. I appreciate your support and encouragement so much, and I can’t wait to get this next book to you!!!
Last week I asked in my Instagram stories for some fun/lovely/unique words to use as poetry prompts. I was given some pretty awesome words! I turned most of them into haikus…and here they are! I hope you enjoy reading through them.:)
please don’t let go your wonder
hold fast to your song
my dear, don’t you know
you aren’t meant to blend in here…
He set you apart
windblown and wild
a soul bent on so much more
fights onward for truth
shoving hard against darkness
the essence of hope
surrender, my love…
bitterness only poisons
the heart holding it
here in Your glory
Lord, let me be nothing more
than a raxeira
sometimes I neglect seeing
the wounds around me
one day – someday soon –
we will live in a land of
spill shalom freely
let it drip down from your words
and your legacy
candle in the wind,
fight for your faltering light…
the world needs your song
see, even teardrops
glimmer in the face of light,
a dolphin rises,
slips through the ocean’s crust,
take me to a place
where city lights don’t battle
Which haiku is your favorite? Have you ever tried writing haikus?