Friday, September 22, 2023

Your Weekend Read: DEEP IN THE FOREST WHERE POETRY BLOOMS by D.L. Finn

 

I'm thrilled to share a new release from good friend and author D.L. Finn. I love her poetry and if you haven't tried it, you are in for a treat.


Thank you for having me over to visit your amazing blog, Sandra ๐Ÿ˜Š Today I’m going to share a couple of poems, the video, and a chance to win a gift card.

 


Blurb

Embark on a captivating journey with D. L. Finn as she guides you through the intricate landscapes of free verse and symbolic poetry. Hike with her through the magical forest, feel the wind on your face riding on the back of a Harley, or bask on the warm Hawaiian shores. Her search for life’s magic invites the reader to traverse through the four seasons in part one. Emotions, observations, and stories weave through part two’s texture. Whether the words explore a sunset, healing, or magic, each poem flows through moments where poetry blooms.

Video

https://youtu.be/nL2zD1dRakA

Excerpts

From Spring

MUSES

 

My brown dog and striped cat Rest comfortably by me.

They are my loving muses. Their peaceful presence Captures my soul's prose And delivers it into existence.


From Free Spirit

ABUNDANCE

 

Surrounded by abundance.

Staring eyes see nothing.

Sweet scent of spring goes unnoticed.

The sun's warmth, tries to thaw frozen souls

Birds croon good news, no one hears it.

Earth offers wisdom, we live in an icy vacuum

Our senses have become numb.

Until that day.

When one brave soul steps outside that cave

And finally sees where they are.

Heavenly exquisiteness makes them cry.

And opens their once-closed heart and mind.

 


From Poetry Stories and Some Truth: Told through haibuns

The Bookcase

The dusty-book aroma filled me with happiness. The old house was mine now, including this exquisite library. My hand brushed over some of the great classics Treasure Island, Moby Dick, Pride and Prejudice, The Great Gatsby, and Little Women. I sneezed and continued to rescue the collection from its grimy lair. There would be hours of reading seated by a roaring fire. I breathed in gratitude, knowing all my dreams had come true. Then, I ran across a book that would not budge. A heavy tug revealed what was hidden.

 

the bookcase a door

a stale room with one rare book

Gutenberg Bible

 

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FUN FINN FACTS

1.       I played Scrabble for the first time this year, thanks to my husband’s suggestion. Now I’m addicted and got a new board set for my husband and my 40th Wedding Anniversary.

2.       I’ve collected rocks and crystals since I was a little girl. There are so many around the house that it takes me several trips to put them all on my front deck to give them a nice full-moon bath.

Giveaway

To celebrate my latest release, I will randomly choose a winner from the comment section for one $5 Amazon Gift Card. 


D. L. Finn is an independent California local who encourages everyone to embrace their inner child. She was born and raised in the foggy Bay Area, but in 1990 she relocated with her husband, kids, dogs, and cats to Nevada City, in the Sierra foothills. She immersed herself in reading all types of books but especially loved romance, horror, and fantasy. She always treasured creating her own reality on paper. Finally, surrounded by towering pines, oaks, and cedars, her creativity was nurtured until it bloomed. Her creations include children’s books, adult fiction, a unique autobiography, and poetry. She continues on her adventure with an open invitation to all readers to join her.

 

D.L. Finn Links:

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Bookbub

Facebook

Instagram

Pinterest

D.L. Finn blog

Amazon Page

YouTube

 

59 comments:

Elephant's Child said...

Congratulations Denise - and thanks for the heads up about this work.

D.L. Finn said...

Thank you, EC :)

D.L. Finn said...

Thanks for your wonderful hospitality amd kind words, Sandra :) I'm still grinning and doing my forest dance from your review! Xo

Valerie-Jael said...

Denise Finn has a wonderful way with words. CongrATULATIONS ON THE NEW BOOK! Hugs, Valerie

Priscilla Bettis said...

I've read this collection and really enjoyed it. Great book trailer, too!

Harmony Kent said...

Wonderful review, Sandra. I’m reading this book now and am enjoying it so much. Thanks for sharing ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ™‚

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Absolutely fabulous works, Denise. I want to visit that magical forest, too. What a great way to spend a weekend.

Elizabeth Seckman said...

Beautiful words, DL! And so spot on. Whenever I feel sorry for myself, I remind myself that my biggest problem as an American is that I have too much stuff. Some days it blinds me to the beauty right in front of me.

Jan Sikes said...

What a wonderful spotlight for this new poetry collection! Thank you for sharing, Sandra. And I always love Denise's Finn Facts. :)

D.L. Finn said...

Thank you Valerie-Jael! Hugs back!

D.L. Finn said...

Thank you, Priscilla:) That makes me so happy to hear!

D.L. Finn said...

Thank you, Harmony :) I'm so thrilled you are enjoying the collection :) xo

D.L. Finn said...

Thank you Bluebeard and Elizabeth :) It is a wonderful place to visit in person and virtually!

D.L. Finn said...

Thank you, Elizabeth!That is do true and good to remind ourselves of what is really important and right in front of us. I am focused on clearing out all the years of clutter.

D.L. Finn said...

Thank you, Jan :) It makes me happy you enjoy the Finn Facts, they are fun for me to do.

Christine said...

Congrats to D L Finn.

John Howell said...

Congratulations to Denise on her latest. Thank you, Sandra for helping spread the word on her new book.

D.L. Finn said...

Thank you, Christine :)

D.L. Finn said...

Thank you, John :) I appreciate all the help spreading the word, including yours!

Computer Tutor said...

I love Scrabble--have no one to play with! I'm glad you've found a partner. Congrats on your book launch!

D.L. Finn said...

It is sure fun, Jacqui. So glad my husband suggested it. I hope you find that scrabble partner. Thank you! Xo

Patty Perrin said...

Congratulations, Denise! Beautiful book trailer, and wonderful blog post. I especially like your poetry excerpts and Finns Fun Facts! I'm savoring your book in small, delicious bites. Your poetry gives my spirit gems to reflect on and opens it up to inspiration. There is magic in your words!

Blessings!
Patty

Teagan said...

I don't usually get into poetry, but Denise is an exception. She has such a way with words. Wishing her huge success. Hugs to you both.

D.L. Finn said...

Thank you, Patty :) So happy you are enjoying the book! That makes my day. Thank you for not only stopping by to support but viewing the video. You are appreciated. Hugs and blessings xo

D.L. Finn said...

Thank you, Teagan. What an amazing commpliment. You made my soul smile :) hugs

Sandra Cox said...

EC, It's an amazing collection. Have a great, spring weekend. Hugs
Denise, It's entirely my reading pleasure:) Someday you're going to have to do a vid of your happy-forest dance;)xo
She does indeed, Val. Hugs received and returned.
Priscilla, It is a wonderful collection isn't it? Thanks so much for stopping by and supporting Denise.
Harmony, It is a treat to read. Thanks so much for stopping by and supporting Denise.
Elizabeth, That forest does sound magical, doesn't it?

Miriam Hurdle said...

Beautiful post, Sandra. Thank you for hosting Denise.

Virgilante said...

Wonderful to see Denise presented here today.

Liz Gauffreau said...

All the best to Denise for a successful launch of her latest book!

Sandra Cox said...

Elizabeth S, It's a lovely collection and flows like this all the way through the book.
Jan, My reading pleasure:) Thanks so much for stopping by and supporting Denise.
Christine, Thanks for Denise's well wishes:)
John, Right back at ya on helping spread the word:)
Jacqui, I learned something new about you and Denise both;)
Patty, A beautiful commentary on Denise's work.

Sandra Cox said...

Teagan, She does indeed:)
Miriam, My reading pleasure. Thanks for stopping by and supporting Denise.
Virgilante, Thanks for stopping by and supporting Denise;)
Liz, Thanks for Denise's well wishes.

J.P. Alexander said...

Gracias por la reseรฑa. Suewrte a la autora. Te mando un beso.

D.L. Finn said...

Thank you, Miriam :) I appreciate you stopping by! Xo

D.L. Finn said...

Thank you, Craig :)

D.L. Finn said...

Thank you so much, Liz :)

Sakuranko said...

Oh very nice place for poetry

Kinga K. said...

Congrats :D

Lauren Scott said...

Thanks for hosting, Denise, Sandra. I have my copy of her book and will start reading soon. I'm a little behind on reading, but her writing is beautiful and I look forward to it. By the way, I love Scrabble too. :) Congrats to Denise! ❤️

D.L. Finn said...

Thank you, Lauren :) I'm behind in my reading too. Never enough time! So glad Scrabble found me. Happy reading. Xo

D.L. Finn said...

Thanks, Sakuranko ;)

D.L. Finn said...

Thank you do much, Kinga :)

Christine said...

Thanks Denise I am thrilled to be the lucky winner of the amazon gift card! Congrats again on the new book.

Sandra Cox said...

Hi J.P. Thanks for the well wishes to Denise. Sending you hugs,
Thanks, Sakuranko:)
Thanks for your support, Kinga.
Hi Lauren, Glad you got a copy, you are sure to enjoy it. Denise's writing is indeed beautiful. We appreciate you stopping by.
Congrats, Christine;)

Donna said...

Congratulations to Denise!
hugs
Donna

Sandra Cox said...

Donna, Thanks for Denise's well wishes.
Hugs received and returned.

Lowcarb team member said...

Congratulations to Denise.

All the best Jan

Adam said...

Good luck to her

R's Rue said...

Thank you for sharing.

B. Weeks said...

Congratulations to Denise! Well done.

Sandra Cox said...

Thanks for Denise's well wishes, Jan:)
Thank you for Denise's well wishes, Adam.
Thanks so much for stopping by, Rue.
Hey Beam, Thanks for stopping by to support Denise.

D. Wallace Peach said...

Congrats to Denise on the new book, which is wonderful by the way. Thanks for hosting, Sandra. Hugs to you both!

Sandra Cox said...

Hey Diana, It is indeed wonderful. Thanks for stopping by and supporting. Hugs received and returned.

D.L. Finn said...

Thank you, Christine :)

D.L. Finn said...

Thanks, Donna :)

D.L. Finn said...

Thanks so much, Jan :)

D.L. Finn said...

Thank you, Adam!

D.L. Finn said...

Thank you, Rue :)

D.L. Finn said...

Thanks, Beem:) I appreciate that!

D.L. Finn said...

Thanks, Diana:) Your support and kind words have me smiling. Hugs back!