A willow grove by a creek in Northern California inspired these 32 poems, written in 25 poetic forms, including villanelle, sestina, sonnet, limerick, ballad, and ottava rima. Illustrated with 19 line drawings by the author, this book explores deep kinship among animals, plants, and spirits. Its simplicity and details will delight naturalists, while its depth of mystery will satisfy deep ecologists. The author's reverence for non-human consciousness will inspire everyone who longs for personal and planetary healing.
Sandy Eastoak is a professional artist & eco-dreamer. Her paintings support feeling & acting on our kinship with all forms of life, while her painting process invokes health & abundance for many species. Her art has been shown in over 120 solo & group shows & is represented in public & private collections in 25 states & 20 countries. Her poetry is another map in her quest for ecological wisdom & love, & allows her to explore explicitly the consciousness of other beings. She values alliances with other eco-dreamers, especially those trained in native traditions, & recognizes such groups as Honor the Earth, Indigenous Environmental Network, & Idle No More as important protectors of our sacred earth. www.sandyeastoak.com