Posing the question of, “Do I dare?” in whether or not to dodge raindrops, the metaphor for “life happens” is unleashed in this inspiring collection of 28 poems and prose from Poet, Artist and Author of the Misthaven of Maine novels, Loretta Boyer McClellan.
Using nature in all its might, majesty and tranquility as a recurring theme, readers engage in an emotional ascent in poetic storytelling, both gratifying and transforming. Several forms of poetry are included in this volume, including Haiku and Tanka, known for their richness of season and poignancy.
Whether challenged by physical or emotional pain, grief or life’s daily rigors; seeking peace, have already found it, or wish to share in a written form of it, Dodging Raindrops: Poems and Prose of Beauty, Peace and Healing offers an empathic approach to resiliency, strength in adversity and being at-one.
INVITING COVER ART
The custom logo and cover design includes Loretta Boyer McClellan’s original watercolor painting, Koi 2, 18″ x 24″ on cold press paper; © 2009. From the koi, relating to strength, to the “pond” metaphor of “depth of emotion,” and the raindrops on the surface tying to the book title, this cover image sets a positive, reflective tone, inviting readers to take a leisurely swim between its pages.
TAKE IT WITH YOU
Appropriate for readers ages 12 and up, this collection of 28 poems and prose is offered as a 50-page, 5.5″x8.5″ print on-demand paperback edition—an ideal gift and travel size, as well as an eBook edition, for readers on-the-go and for on eReaders and computers.
Take Dodging Raindrops: Poems and Prose of Beauty, Peace and Healing with you; tuck it into your purse, backpack or tote bag. Read it during lunch breaks, in the doctor’s or wellness center’s waiting room, at the spa, on a retreat, in a hammock, at the beach, or under a canopy of trees to someone you care about—including yourself!
SHARE THE NEWS
Please tell your friends, and let those you know who appreciate meditation and/or beauty, and in fields such as: health, wellness and healing; caregiving; counseling and social services; hospice and bereavement; advocacy and education of the arts; or nature conservation to consider Dodging Raindrops: Poems and Prose of Beauty, Peace and Healing.
Text and Dodging Raindrops: Poems and Prose of Beauty, Peace and Healing cover image ©2013–2021, Loretta McClellan; all rights reserved.
American Author, Artist, and Poet, Loretta Boyer McClellan sees the art of writing as an exciting medium and source of abundant joy in the creative process. Her multilayered career as a writer of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry; conscious PR, brand, graphic design, and communications; and as an Arts instructor, journalist, and artist, “sized the canvas,” so to speak, for a fruitful life of expression. Author of The Nature of BEing: A Healing Journey, The Misthaven of Maine Series, and Dodging Raindrops: Poems and Prose of Beauty, Peace and Healing, Lori creates and teaches from the heart. Writing, meditating, and painting—particularly in watercolor—are her connection to the Infinite.