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Ever So Gently, is A Collection of Poems by author, Lauren Scott, who walks us through her day with the first encounter of morning light “Ever So Gently” to start our day. I’m absolutely delighted to share her latest book with you and share some of my favorite poems from her wonderful new book.
If you haven’t meant Lauren yet, you’re in for a treat. Lauren lights up our blogging world in the most supportive of ways with her comments and support of other writers. I am always inspired by how much she is able to do working, caring for her FIL, children, husband and writing reviews.
Her book is divided into 3 segments, set the tone and is an entree into all of the flavors of her writing which is beautiful, sometimes whimsical, inspiring, and always insightful.
- The Wisdom of Nature takes you on a journey of her daily encounters with the great outdoors.
2. The Noise, The Laughter, The Chaos, The Loved One’s represents all of characters in her life that are so endearing to her.
3. Lost In Thought is an inner journey of her insights, questions and joy through her observations.
Each transport you into her inner world of reflection that give her life meaning and richness.
In her first section you can feel her words float through the winds by her well articulated choice of words which beacon you to sit and take in the horizon or get up close and personal to the hummer and ponder questions as you bask in the moment.
She starts off with a poignant poem to give you a glimmer into her mornings with her beloved at her side to share it with. You can almost feel the respite of their lovely setting in their Marin home in a gentle tranquil setting with their dog, Copper, underfoot.
When we stroll among the redwood trees,
our steps slow down, we are in good company.
There is no reason to rush and we won’t hesitate
to hug them with open arms, because why not?
They deserve reverence for their generosity.
In their company, fine fibers of peace
flow through our hearts and souls,
centering us. Any worries burdening our minds
fall to the earth to be walked upon and buried.
We listen as the leaves whisper in the breeze,
Be filled with joy and do not fret,
for their is no time for that nonsense.
Her words are a journey much like the ones we are all on but unique to her personal insights, experience and family.
Lauren’s love of connection with nature and people ring through on every page paying homage to each one that has touched her heart in a most powerful and profound way. Her poems epitomizes the sacred time with family and friends.
She knows loss and shares that in many of her poems but the one that shines through to me the most is the one about her mom who is near and dear to her heart.
I remember our conversation….
the effort it took
to calm my emotions,
phone glued to my ear
like a natural extension>
Days later, Mom asked Dad,
When will this be over?”
He could be gentle or
travel the path of honesty.
I don’t know the words he pulled from,
a seventy-year love….
how he tenderly tiptoed
through the syllables,
since his heart
of tiny fragments.
Her time was close.
Our awareness vigilant.
another breath held
until the hands of time
Then as quickly
as a gray sky opens
on a winter day,
she had ascended.
Memories of her
followed in the years to come.
But not one day passes
without her gracing our
Not one day slips by
without her knowing
our lives are changed
She captures the essence of the moment with her poetic charm and style, leaving you able to ponder your thoughts.
This is Scott’s 4th book that impresses upon the reader just how special and sacred each day is.
In the lost in thought she explores a range of emotions which beg for answers and an invitation to explore your inner world. I loved her poem in this segment,
When you sit by the window,
evading life’s demands
flit about, do you wonder
if our existence is the only
Who’s to assume we’re alone?
With stars millions of miles
away glistening in the night?
Maybe other beings wonder
if they are simply
a tiny atom or molecule
floating in the larger picture.
Maybe we’re just a raindrop
in somone else’s universe.
Each word is peppered with her love and care of her love and memory of her parents, her soulmate, Matt whom every moment is one of wonderment and joy, her children and the love they share. A delightful read with your morning Coffee or tea or sitting in your garden for an afternoon pick me up.
About Lauren Scott
Lauren Scott is a poet and writer of short stories, both fiction and reflections of her life. She enjoys small-town living in Northern California with her husband, Matthew, and their lab, Copper; they have two grown children.
She has authored two collections of poetry: New Day, New Dreams (2013) and Finding a Balance (2015). In 2021, she released her memoir, More than Coffee, and her latest book is a poetry collection, Ever So Gently, that was released in July 2023. Her poetry has been published on Spillwords Press, and she was voted author of the Month for May 2023. Lauren is a contributing author in the anthologies, Poetry Treasures 2: Relationships (2022) and This is How We Grow (2023).
She has recently finished her first children’s book and is working with her illustrator, planning to publish in late 2023 or early 2024. Her writing inspiration comes from love of family, spending time in the great outdoors, and finding joy in the simple things.
Have a wonderful week ahead and this is a wonderful book to gift with the holidays coming up. Her 5 STAR RATINGS on Amazon tell everything. It is definitely one for your TBR pile. This small but powerful book won’t disappoint.
Blessings of Love,
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