Moon Full of Moons: Poetry of Transformation

Moon Full of Moons: Poetry of Transformation

by Kat Lehmann

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ISBN-13: 9780988492646
Publisher: Katrina Blount
Publication date: 02/18/2015
Pages: 124
Sales rank: 639,327
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.29(d)

Table of Contents

Dedication v

The Moon Full of Moons 1

Introduction / Interwoven 3

Nights of the First Full Moon 7

Being a Poem 8

Childhood Memories 9

He is a Pond 10

The Butterfly of Her Mind 11

I Want to Be Like a Tree 12

Peach 13

Alive 14

Night of the Backwards Moon 15

Sleeping Colors 16

Nights of Waning Gibbous 17

Measuring Life 18

The Baby That Time Grew Up 19

Solomon Sleeps 20

Seven Violet Nights 21

Life as a Shadow 23

Perspective 24

Orion the Hunter 25

The Language of Lines 26

Languagelessness 27

MOON FULL OF MOONS

Nights of the Waning Half-Moon (last quarter) 28

Autumn Wane 29

An Only 31

Family Photos 33

Cycles of Broken Being (Sandmirror Oceanglass) 36

Animal (Human) – Home (Earth) 37

Life Jewels 38

Nights of Waning Crescent 39

Spider 40

Still Life 41

Foibles of an Honest Person 42

The Subtlest of Ways 43

Emergency Department 44

Nights of the New Moon 45

Death 47

Mental Illness 48

The Life and Death of a Beloved Victrola 49

My Heart is Raining 50

Unspinning the Earth 51

The Fall 52

Collapsing Heart 53

Nights of Waxing Crescent 54

Axis 56

Everything 57

The Fear of It 58

It’s Over 59

Acceptance 60

Matriarch 61

Inertia of the Past 62

Hope 64

MOON FULL OF MOONS

Nights of the Waxing Half-Moon (first quarter) 65

A Day Reborn 66

The Begin 67

Eaten 68

The Story of the Body 69

Mothering Anew 70

New Island 72

Brother and Sister 73

Parenthood 74

Nights of Waxing Gibbous 75

A Heart Made of Hearts 76

House for Sale 78

My River 80

A Passing Thought 81

The History of First Meeting 82

Love Like Sand 84

Marriage 86

How 87

Weather Report 88

When I 90

Wishes Falling 92

Nights of the Second Full Moon 93

Falling Up 94

Wayward Wind 95

Healing 96

Love Gives the Heart Imagination 98

The Summit 100

Guilt 101

Faith 102

Not Enough is Enough 103

The Language of Beauty 104

Two Kinds of Happiness 106

Pulling Down the Sun 107

A Note About the Author 109

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Moon Full of Moons: Poetry of Transformation 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Rumi_Reader More than 1 year ago
Wow. Nothing held back in these beautiful, honest, lush poems. Moon Full of Moons reads like an enlightened state of self-reflection, presented in a way that others can connect to it. Although the book deals with sadness and darkness, it doesn't seem sad or dramatic. There is no whining and no wallowing. Sadness is. Happiness is. To the contrary, the book feels empowering. We can survive sadness and loss. We will have sadness, but if we hold on we will find happiness again. Because of this book, I will not look at the moon the same way again. It is a reminder to me now that both the dark and the light are temporary. We just need to hold on for the ride.
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Carla Trueheart for Readers' Favorite I was just completely blown away by this beautiful book of poetry by author Kat Lehmann. While initially drawn in by the title Moon Full of Moons, I soon discovered that the book actually follows a theme of the moon phases, which was wonderfully unique and something I have not seen before in poetry books. In an era where a poet really needs to stand out, this theme was brilliant and pulls the reader right into the book for the duration. While the poetry is described as transformative (like the moon phases) and even sad, the poems at no time had a sense of forced melancholy, just of life lived and passing time. Further, Lehmann is a master of word painting and poem construction, and I truly looked forward to each poem. With natural themes such as butterflies, trees, constellations, rivers, and earthy colors, this book will be appreciated by nature writers and readers, as well as by lovers of the natural world. There were many favorite poems in Moon Full of Moons, but to choose just a few, I would have to pick Family Photos for the honesty of the poem, and The Language of Beauty for the imagery of seashells and “drops of dormant rainbows puddling to a stream.” There was so much color and movement in these poems, and author Kat Lehmann has the unique ability of using emotion rather than just the words in her poetry. I enjoyed the transformative journey, and recommend the book to those who enjoy poetry, unique themes, natural themes, and beautiful writing.
Redbirdie More than 1 year ago
This collection of poetry touches my heart! I love everything about it. The comparison is made between phases of the moon and phases of life... To me, these poems seem like snapshots of those phases, almost like pictures taken of life moments and how they impact us universally. The reflections Kat makes on each of those snapshots are profound and real and beautiful. She masterfully takes you to the scene in each piece, painting the picture with precision and warmth in each well chosen word. The array of emotions expressed here is .... complete in its on way, just like the cycles of the moon. I find myself now reminded and referring back to pieces in this book when I see the moon at different phases and reflect on my own life experiences. This collection of poetry is truly special, I highly recommend it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am relishing this book rather slowly, so perhaps it is too early to elaborate my thoughts on it. All I can say is that Kat Lehmann writes in an honest, magical way, opening up fresh possibilities the mind and heart. Every word and phrase in the book reeks of so much soul, giving one hope and joy as one traverses through this journey. This book is both a delight and a silver lining.  AN
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I highly recommend this for poetry lovers and general readers alike. The author cleverly uses nature metaphors to describe a journey toward finding happiness internally rather than being buffeted by the waves of life's ups and downs.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This poetry is a poignant mirror of life's joys and sorrows -- a beautiful song of nature,