I am sitting in my backyard on a warm, Lammas Sunday (August 2nd). Lammas means First Harvest and I am signing my new poetry book: Soar Ready: Medicine Poems for a Changing World.  The first printing arrived 4 days ago, the culmination of a 3-year project.  First Harvest, indeed.  The day is peaceful, the temperature comfortable, and Bonnie Raitt, Keb Mo and Leela James music is playing.  I am signing my books in homage to the medicines that the poems carry, sending them off into the world to do their good magic, and share their gifts. I am sending my child into the world!  Proud Mama!

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