I invite you to savor the beautiful poetry and spirit of Christine Moran and make a contribution to the MS Trust (dedicated to making life better for people living with multiple sclerosis by providing free information to everyone affected by MS and by supporting the health professionals who work with multiple sclerosis).
It was my pleasure and honor to participate in this exquisite collection of poems by doing the artwork for the cover and writing the introduction.
Dancing in the Rain was published to perfection by Bennison Books and is available in paperback from Amazon.com and Amazon UK. The author’s profits will go to the Multiple Sclerosis Trust.
Chris Moran found poetry and poetry found her. She recovered from alcoholism only to be faced with a long-delayed diagnosis of multiple sclerosis, experiences documented in her first volume of poetry with honesty, humility and humour.
She doesn’t deny the sadnesses in life, and acknowledges with a clear eye the despair that can sometimes take us unawares, but she is always pulled towards joy, and gently takes the reader with her.
She is also a bold experimenter, and here we find a sonnet about bees, a villanelle about approaching spring (the poet’s favourite time of year), and haiku about her unborn grandchildren:
Tiny seed planted
germination soon in place
fruit of the autumn.
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I treasure my ‘Dancing in the Rain’ and it is beautifully wrapped in your artwork and introductory words Diane. ❤ and hugs for you and for the sparkly links between 'us girls'. ❤ Xxx
It has come out lovely, hasn’t it? So glad I recommended she go with Bennison Books. Thank you for purchasing and your lovely comments – so glad you treasure it. Christine’s poetry gets better and better, so real and yet so sublimely affecting. XO ❤
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Yes, it’s so special to be able to share with her and you. ❤ xXx hugs xx
Dear Diane, Beautiful cover for Christine’s book – I ordered a copy from Amazon this past week. And I plan to reread your “A Friendship with Flowers” as I look forward to Spring.
Thank you so much, Ellen! And for purchasing my flower book – hope you enjoy it again and again, and spring comes sooner rather than later for us all (I write while it is still snowing in Western New York!) Blessings to you, too. XO
Thank you so much for this Diane, and for your beautiful introduction and cover artwork. Your contribution is so very much appreciated and thank you for your love, support and ongoing friendship. Sending so much love to you and huge hugs ❤️ Xxx
My pleasure, Christine! Though I wish I could get more traffic to my blog to help you promote it. Love and hugs, Diane XO ❤