Moon Full of Moons: Poetry of Transformation

Moon Full of Moons: Poetry of Transformation

by Kat Lehmann

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ISBN-13: 9780988492653
Publisher: Katrina Blount
Publication date: 09/28/2015
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 112
File size: 595 KB

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
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
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,