The Pomegranate Papers
By Cassie Premo Steele
Excerpted reviews posted at Amazon:
Cassie Premo Steele is a generous poet, gifting the reader with vivid images of the cycles of life and love. Birdsong, Mother Earth and riding on whales remain with the reader long after the last page. This is a book to read again and again and then share with all lovers of poetry. A compilation of poems that begin with mothering and cycle through the seasons of life, The Pomegranate Papers bursts with increasing intensity to the final page. The poems are thought provoking yet lyrical. A wonderful gift for Mother's Day, Valentine's Day or new parents at anytime, this fine collection will be a loving reminder of those early days of motherhood as well as the seasons of a child becoming a parent.
–Kristine A Friend
The real-life roles and changing relationships with family and self give these poems an understated, earthy quality that's sensuous and fresh, inviting us to connect and, perhaps, reconsider how we feel about ourselves and our lives as "Everything sings its song" and we, too, learn to say, "I am returning to the true." A second reading of these poems encourages my recommendation even more as I enjoy the subtle metaphors and embrace the down-to-earth acceptance and balance inherent and apparent in a highly creative life.
–Mary A Sayler