KISSING MY SHADOW
by Merrill Farnsworth
In May 2015, Silver Birch Press released Kissing My Shadow, a 60-page collection of poetry by Merrill Farnsworth. The book features 42 poems that chart the author's soulful sojourn from childhood onward — and has earned high praise from critics as well as readers.
Reading Merrill Farnsworth's Kissing My Shadow creates the same effect on its reader as a long, much-needed session of yoga, for within these pages exists, indeed, a yoking of mind, body, and spirit. These are poems as comfortable in the quotidian world of corn flakes, flourless chocolate cakes, and Fridgidaires as they are in the realms of Persephone, Emmaus, Gabriel, and Nirvana. Here is a poet who loves and honors the whirl…toward the sun, yet embraces just as gratefully and graciously that tumble from the sky…the singed wings…
CATHY SMITH BOWERS, Poet Laureate of North Carolina (2010-2012)
Kissing My Shadow is now available at Amazon.com.
Cover art by Merrill Farnsworth.