Living in the Nature Poem | Now on Kindle!
We are pleased to announce at Living in the Nature Poem by Mary Harwell Sayler is now available in Kindle edition! This collection connects us to ourselves, each other, and the earth. As an important part of our own environments, we’re also part of the complexities of nature, including human nature and those odd thoughts and moments that bring humor, wonder, perplexity, and prayer.
Advance Praise for Living in the Nature Poem
“In Living in the Nature Poem, Mary Sayler gives us more than just a journal of the natural world: she gives us an interaction with a world populated by characters as diverse as cells and stars. Exploring biology, astronomy, and sociology, Sayler writes elegantly about the ‘universal need known to artists, children, poets,/who, poised in mystery, must/watch and wait and wonder.’ And she does it with a nice helping of humor, describing human tissue as ‘cliques that become/known as Bone, Gland, Organ,/ Blood, Artery, Vein,’ and recounting her battle with a bug in amusingly theological language. Living in the Nature Poem is a good read by an inspired writer, one who knows her craft and plies it well.”
— Annmarie Lockhart, Editor, vox poetica
“In her book Living in the Nature Poem, Mary Sayler gives us poems that explore the taste of mind, body and soul that are crafted with sophistication, wit and an emotionally satisfying rhythm. It is an exciting read. “
— Alice Shapiro, Poet Laureate of Douglasville, Georgia
“Mary Harwell Sayler allows us the opportunity to see the natural world and nature poetry from a fresh perspective.”
— Dana K. Cassell, Executive Director, Writers-Editors Network
“Not all the poems in this rich collection focus on flora and fauna…Yet all the poems in Mary Sayler’s book are like the shops on the harbor which “soften / into pastel hues / smudged by a flamingo– / pink sun until every pane / of window glass / turns peach-tinged, then / coral, then / rose-colored / and totally believable.” This book is highly recommended.”
— Yakov Azriel, poet and author ofThreads From A Coat Of Many Colors and In The Shadow Of A Burning Bush
Mary Harwell Sayler began writing poems as a child but, as an adult, wrote almost everything except poetry. Although her publishing credits of two dozen traditionally published books (Zondervan, B&H, CSS, Chelsea, Facts on File, etc.) explore a wide range of interests in fiction, nonfiction, devotionals, and children’s books, her first book of poetry, Living in the Nature Poem, came out in 2012 when she found a fitting home in the environmentally-aware publisher Hiraeth Press. As a lover of God, nature, and almost everything living, Mary hopes these poems will encourage readers to reconnect with the natural world, spiritual world, and their own body cells.
Connecting with the Body of Christ matters greatly to her too. As a lifelong lover of the Church in all its parts and the Bible in each English version, Mary encourages Christian Poets & Writers (editors, artists, and publishers too!) in their work through the group she began on Facebook. For her own work, she continues to focus on researching and writing blogs, devotionals, and poetry, especially poems on Bible people, prayers, parables, and other biblical themes.