poem: the blessings of a daily walk

poem: the blessings of a daily walk

among the
wild carrot,
crimson clover,
curly dock,
fields of wild flowers,
with the
dragon flies,
creek fish,
while tail,
in the
Southern Hills’ woods,
paddling the creeks,
then sitting a spell
in the deep shade
of mature trees,
with the cool breeze
on our face
fills our hearts
with unending gratitude
and grace

Herb Stone
here&now working poetry
July 5, 2021

photos by the author
‘Our Recent Ramblings’

Announcement: My new book of poetry is available on Amazon

Sooner than expected, my new book is ready to view and order on Amazon.

I hope you will view the book at http://www.amazon.com by searching on the book’s title, and if it’s poetry and theme resonates with you, you will consider purchasing it.

One more request is that after reading, if you would please leave a review of the book on Amazon, it would be a great help to me. More reviews help increase sales on Amazon.

Thank you friends for all your support, and I hope you will enjoy the book written from my heart as an offering of radical grace and love for the healing of the world and all beings as True selves belonging together in authentic community💓🙏🏽

Update: Preparing My Book of Poetry for Publication and Release Date

Update: Preparing My Book of Poetry for Publication
and Release Date

The release of my first book of poetry for publication
on Amazon is fast approaching. I am hoping to
release it so that it will be available to purchase on or
around May 1st. After weeks of editing the book and
making updates to my website and social media pages,
things are coming together nicely for the release.

Pre-release, a number of people have reviewed the book,
and offered their comments for which I am forever
grateful. Here is a brief comment from one such review:
“Herb Stone is a poet for our times…..A true poet able
to capture the feeling and the hopes of the people and
put into words. This publication…..with its strong cord
of hope and possibility will be a welcome balm therefore
for readers whose hope and faith has been faltering from
the tumult  of the times we live in….” I will be releasing
the reviews in full soon, and they will appear in the book.

For my friends and readers who would like to help support
my first self publishing effort, I would be grateful if  you
would visit my website herbstonejr.com, and follow my
blog by entering your email so that you will be notified of
new poems posted to my blog and other announcements.
And of course, upon publication, for those of you who like
the book and are able to purchase it, many thanks!

Announcing here&now working press

here&now working press is officially opened for business for the self publishing of my books. In addition to setting up my office and writing studio and updating my website, I have been preparing my first book of poetry for publication as recently announced. A lot goes into the writing and publishing of a book as I am learning quickly (or slowly) as it may be. So far I have designed the book, formatted it for printing, edited it, and will be publicizing it soon. Tomorrow I will receive proof copies for what I hope is my last edit before publication. Thanks to you all who are interested in the publication of my first book. The journey has been a blessing thus far in my efforts.

poem: loved one’s passing


to all who have experienced recent, and not so recent, deaths
of dear loved ones including dear ones Brian and Liezel

Note to readers: The six stages of grief
are denial, anger, bargaining, depression,
acceptance, and meaning. The stages are
non-linear in their occurrence, coming
and going, with non-specific time
frames of indeterminate duration. This
is our journey until healing and peace
work their way. Shalom beloveds!

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