May summer embrace you like a returned lover,
Wrap you in moments that trill through time like crickets at dusk.
I wish you nights of coyotes howling at the moon, warm evenings of crooning,
days that lavish you with fun, picnics, parties, parades, fireworks that dazzle.
May you swim in singing rivers,
oceans that sway with forests of kelp, make promises you’ll love to keep.
Might ice cream rich and luscious grace your lips
and forget to pad your hips.
May the magic of summer live in your heart, where the cold winds of winter
can never touch all that we love.
©2004 Star Kissed Shadows, Sher Lianne Christian
Third Sunday Poetry Open Mic
You're invited to join the fun. Sunday, July 19, 12:30 to 1:30 pm: Third Sunday Poetry Open Mic, Coffee Catz at Gravenstein Station, 6761 Sebastopol Ave. (Hwy. 12), Sebastopol. Donation: $5 to $10. Celebrate dad through poetry if you like. Grab a refreshing drink and tasty treat and enjoy the cozy comfort of the back room or patio, depending on weather. A supportive group of friendly and witty fellow writers creates warm camaraderie. Round robin open mic: share a poem or short story by you or someone else. Listeners welcome. Scent free event. Hosted by Sher Christian
Sher Lianne Christian
Poetry, Stories, and Live Keyboard Music for Special Events & Groups
Book: Star Kissed Shadows & CD: Sweet Tongue, Poetry & Music
For Sale at events and at
http://lusciouspoetry.typepad.com/sherlianne/ (see below)
Audio samples from our CD
Star Kissed Shadows, Divining Poetry: Climb into this book like one would a warm bath for comfort, sensual pleasure, buoyant lightheartedness, and a lasting reminder to enjoy the moment. Open the book at random for insights. If you are ready to deepen your love of life and language, this book is a must.
“Sher's words are those of a woman who loves life, a woman who in her wisdom years knows how to fully embrace and express her playfulness, sensuality, and no-holds-barred honesty, acute observation, and love without judgment. I often pick up Star Kissed Shadows and with eyes shut and intuition open, turn to a page that always speaks to the moment, to the question of my heart. This is a book to carry around with you, to leave by your bed, or keep on your desk. Her poems remind us that we can have a life fully lived.” Kay Hogan, Seminar Leader, Caregiver
Star Kissed Shadows, Divining Poetry; $22 postpaid
CD Sweet Tongue, Poetry and Music; $24 postpaid
book and CD; $42 postpaid
Audio samples from Sweet Tongue https://soundcloud.com/johnny-bodega/sweet-tongue-sample
John's heart-lifting musical CD Behind the Mask is $20 postpaid. http://smokinkeys.weebly.com
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