My Book is Available on Amazon and Features New Cover Art


My Book is available on Amazon and features new cover art!

I am pleased to announce my new book published in April 2021 is now available with NEW COVER ART  on Amazon.

The cover art is a photo I made of water lilies on Great Western Lake in Grayton Beach, Florida. The water lily (and lotus) have always been symbols to me of resistance, overcoming, and transformation as it emerges through the dark muck of the lake, rising up to the light, and transforming into a beautiful and free flower floating on the currents at the lakes surface.

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poem: the creek in winter

poem: the creek in winter

chilly winter day
the sun in a cloudless sky
warms stiff faces

mindfully walking the creek
flowing loudly and rapid
from the snow and rain

it’s cold waters finding
their way telling us
all we need to know

spying the chickadee
in the cattail
of the wet bog

walking the muddy trail,
crisscrossed in shadow,
covered in winter’s detritus

gratitude filling us
as we travel back home
the sun over our shoulder

Herb Stone
here&now working poetry
January 11, 2022

photos by author

haiku: winter tableau

haiku: winter tableau

perching lone red bird
warming in the the winter sun
snow covered earth white

Herb Stone
here&now working poetry
January 8, 2022

photo by author

Author’s note: I have been
working on this haiku all
week while being housebound
by heavy snows in the Central
Basin of the Highlands of
Middle Tennessee. I wrote the
haiku before witnessing the
actual event of a cardinal
appearing in the underbrush
on a freezing sunny snowy winter
day when I took this photo.
Matching my poetry with art
and photos is a major part of my
creative process.

haiku: big ole snow

haiku: big ole snow

skies pink and purple
frozen winter wonderland
silence’s softening

Herb Stone
here&now working poetry
January 7, 2022

photos by author

Author’s note: Upon awakening
this morning early, after 6 inches
of snow yesterday, my front door
was frozen shut, and as the dawn
arrived the sky offered a dazzling
display of soft colors in the frozen
white silence surrounding me.