You guys, I just read an advanced copy of Nicole Lyons new book Blossom and Bone. My mind has been swimming with inspiration all weekend. If you don’t know who Nicole Lyons is then….
That honestly surprises me because I truly believe she is going to be the next big poet that our students are required to study in school someday.
First, I didn’t know she was a poet when I first met her. She was a fellow mental illness blogger, advocate, woman of strength and a force to be reckoned with. She found a great many gems in the community around her and she highlighted them in such a way that made us all want to know each other.
Now about Blossom and Bone…
I don’t write much anymore but as I read each poem I was taken to my own moments, to my own struggles and triumphs. I felt the pull of the pen tugging at my own soul again. Her words do that. They pull you through history and start the movie reel that has been locked away in the attic of your heart.
Poetry like hers can’t be taught. It’s a natural gift. And what you are given when you read Blossom and Bone is a gift of insight. A walk through the pain of healing so that you yourself feel a bit healed. The strength of overcoming so that you feel you have overcome. And by the time you are finished you feel very clearly the power within yourself.
Visit her at THE LITHIUM CHRONICLES and look for Blossom and Bone on Sept 9th.
Nicole is the mommy to two gorgeous and brilliant little girls who often almost drive her to drink. Her best friend is a 170lb Bullmastiff named Capone and she believes the world can be changed one small random act of kindness at a time. She’s a hippie at heart with a gypsy soul and she tries to spread love and light wherever she goes — when she’s not at home being an introvert.
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