Just Her Poetry by D.L. Finn

D.L. Finn has released a new book of poetry! And, I am pleased to present it to you here in her own words!

Thank you, Jan, for having me on your blog to talk about the release of my first poetry book, “Just Her Poetry Seasons of a Soul.”

Finn Facts:

  1. I’m a pile maker. When I put things away, I am unable to find them later.
  2. My first attempt at driving in the snow, I ended up on top of a tree. I slid off the driveway onto a small cedar and got stuck. We made it a snow day and stayed home.

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Take a journey with D.L. Finn as she blends her love of nature with her deepest emotions. Sit with her on the forest floor observing its tranquil beauty, or stroll along the ocean’s shore admiring the vastness of its horizon. Here in these peaceful moments you’ll be able to experience her thoughts and feelings in the light—and in the darkness. This is a thought-provoking collection of poetry that invites the reader into all the seasons of a soul.



The winds blow our cares away

The rumble announces our presence

As we move forward to nowhere

We enjoy the view as we go

It is our occasion of peace

We are wrapped in leather cocoons

My hand tightly clasps a blue notebook

Its tan pages protesting the winds

I rest it on my husband’s back

And tightly clutch my blue pen

While balanced on the back of the bike

We’re emerged in a wall-less wonder

While the words pour forth from my soul

I attempt to make sense of this experience

A carefree moment of an aged-youth…

Of what I now call:

Musings from the Back of a Harley

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D.L. Finn is an independent California local who encourages everyone to embrace their inner child. She was born and raised in the foggy Bay Area, but in 1990 relocated with her husband, kids, dogs, and cats to the Sierra foothills in Nevada City, CA. She immersed herself in reading all types of books, but especially loved romance, horror, and fantasy. She always treasured creating her own reality on paper. Finally, being surrounded by towering pines, oaks, and cedars, her creativity was nurtured until it bloomed. Her creations vary from children’s books, young adult fantasy, and adult paranormal romance to an autobiography with poetry. She continues on her adventures with an open invitation for her readers to join her.

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55 thoughts on “Just Her Poetry by D.L. Finn

    1. It does take some skill and learning not to hit the brakes on ice. Now I stay home unless I have no choice but to drive. I worry now more about others not being able to drive in it…lol. Thank you Julie! Yay!

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  1. Jan, it’s lovely of you to host Denise and her new book of poetry.

    Denise, poor you and your car on your first snow driving day! No fun at all. Wishing you lots of success with ‘Just Her Poetry’ and I like the idea how it ‘invites the reader into all the seasons of a soul.’

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    1. Thank you Annika:) Fortunately the car was fine and my husband was able to pull it off the tree with his truck. Quick lesson in driving in the snow. Happy you stopped by!

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  2. I forget what’s at the bottom, too sometimes but I know the subject of what’s there. Black ice is the worst. Getting up and down the hill to get the kids to school gave me some hair raising stories and why I don’t drive in the snow anymore:) Hope you are enjoying your visit with your granddaughter. Happy to hear you enjoyed the poem.

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  3. Denise, I make piles and piles of different categories of stuff. I used to remember what was at the bottom of the pile, but not anymore!! I drove in the snow and even on black ice when I lived in Portland, it was scary (Ha, I’m in Portland right now, but visiting my granddaughter). I love the excerpt of your poem.

    Thank you, Jan, for hosting.

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  4. Musings from the back of a Harley. Denise after you described the forest and the vast ocean I thought you would get your inspiration from that scenery.,,not the back of a Harley. LOL

    Jan thanks for hosting.

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    1. I do get my inspiration from nature most of the time, sometimes though I’m on a motorcycle driving through it…lol. Luckily I never have to be the driver just the passenger:)

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  5. Thank you Vashti! I’m not even sure where the idea came from to write while going 60 miles an hour…lol. So far I have managed to hang on to the journal and pen. Luckily my husband blocks most of the wind. Happy first Day of Spring!

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  6. I’m very excited to read this poetry book, Denise! The excerpt poem is lovely. I can picture you writing on the back of the Harley but I don’t know how you do it. Wishing you the best of luck with your new book! Thanks for hosting, Jan! Happy first day of spring to both of you! ❤ xo

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      1. I didn’t see the moon tonight, Jan, but my son-in-law saw it when he came home. He was it was huge and yellow. I wish I was out there to see it. I love taking super moon photos. The first few times I just held the camera still, but for the subsequent super moon, I decided to use a tripod.

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  7. Driving in the snow is no fun but those moments become precious to talk about!
    I can relate to the inspiration this poem talks about Denise. I jot down the experiences in notes app of my phone and take some pics, if the speed is less. Once I saw an indescribable sunset while stuck on a Freeway traffic. Though I have written about it but my words seem hollow! 🙂
    Thank you for sharing Musings, they made my smile.

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    1. Thank you SO much for your comment, Balroop! Your experience of attempting to describe an indescribable sunset is something I have witnessed. There are simply some things that can’t be captured in words. Have a great day!

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    2. It was a steep learning curve moving from the Bay Area where it didn’t snow to the Foothills where it did. I learned really quickly how to navigate hills and ice. Now I mostly stay home:)

      Sometimes all you can do is take notes or record what you are seeing in your mind best you can. I know what you mean about trying to capture the beauty of a sunset in words or even pictures. It never seems to do it full justice.

      Glad it brought a smile to your face!

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  8. It still amazes me how you write poetry on the back of a Harley, Denise!

    Regarding your Finn Facts, I remember the first time I took my Jeep Wrangler out in the snow, I ended up going off the road into a ditch. No damage, but I still worry about that curve in the road when the weather is bad, although the Jeep and I parted ways years ago.

    Congratulations on Just Her Poetry. I have my copy on pre-order. It’s almost here!!

    Great job hosting, Jan!

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    1. Lol, Mae! I agree, although I can relate to the feeling of freedom on the back of a Harley, even though it’s been years now. I am looking forward to this new book as I know it is going to be amazing. Thanks so much for dropping by and leaving a comment!

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    2. Thanks Mae. It kind of amazed me I could do it, too. I haven’t lost a poem….yet.

      How scary and I’m glad you were okay. I understand how you felt about that part of the road after. I have a couple of places I feel the same way about. My Subrau drives much better than my Ford Taurus did that day, but I’ve learned to be very careful when it snows.

      Thanks for your all your support Mae!

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  9. I’m excited to read “Just Her Poetry.” I pre-ordered and count the days! Congratulations, Denise. Thank you, Jan, for hosting her on your beautiful blog.

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