Michele Harvey is an inspirational author, published poet, and journalist, on a mission to promote positive change in people's lives and in today's world. Her writing competence consists of writing books, poetry, newspaper interviews, and articles for online publications. In her last book, From Confusion to Clarity, Michele Harvey combines her eloquent story telling style with her beautiful poetry to take the reader on a journey of spiritual rebirth. Michele Harvey is a seasoned poet. One of her sonnets was chosen as the focal point of an art in public places exhibition for the new West Rail Line, in the Jefferson County Government Center, Golden Station, in Golden, Colorado. Many of Michele Harvey's poems have appeared in various literary journals both in The States and in the United Kingdom. She currently resides in Colorado.
Poetry for Living an Inspired Life: Poems as Spiritual Meditationby MIchele Harvey
Through the eclectic use of poetic form and genre ranging from prose poems, elegy, lyric and narrative poems, as well as haiku, sonnets and more, Poetry for Living an Inspired Life takes the reader on a poetic journey through the evolution of the human spirit while embracing fully the duality of the human condition. The poems in part I of Poetry for Living an Inspired Life were Divinely inspired through the use of a meditation practice taught by Neale Donald Walsch, a modern-day spiritual messenger. This illuminated work sets the stage with a meditative tone that promotes peaceful inner-silence. Each poem gently guides the reader to ponder their purpose, perhaps with a shift in understanding, and thus intention.
Part II showcases poems, many of which have been published in fine literary journals, and were written during the poet's extensive travels. Unexpected settings from a New York City subway, to the coastal home of Chilean poet Pablo Neruda, to Colorado ghost towns, and the driest desert on earth, transform the arm-chair traveler, through use of language invoking a powerful and passionate sense of place. Ranging in tone and pace, from the soul of the city to the silence of the forest, the poems in Poetry for Living an Inspired Life, reflect the work of the many poets who have influenced this highly innovative work. From the bucolic beauty of Mary Oliver's poems, to the probing poems of Louise Gluck, as well as the romantic and quizzical nature of Pablo Neruda's work, and the spiritual nature of Rumi, Poetry for Living an Inspired Life invites the reader to revision themselves and the world in which we live. As much for poets and writers as for readers who have never read poetry, the poems in this book are written in accessible, straightforward language, which draws readers into this broad body of work and back to themselves renewed.
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This two part book is an example of how well-written poetry can ignite the human heart. The poems in Michele Harvey's book have a universal appeal. They are easily read, yet filled with passion and profound meaning. I recommend this book to anyone on a spiritual path, and to poetry lovers everywhere. Poetry for Living an Inspired Life: Poems as Spiritual Meditation is a conduit of love and higher service. This book is a gift.