Sorrowful Soul – Soul Poetry Series Book 3 @harmony_kent #poetry #newrelease

I am so honored to host my friend and fellow Story Empire colleague, Harmony Kent, here today with her new book of poetry for the soul! I have read this beautiful book, and she touches on every aspect of grief with raw honesty. But I’ll let her tell you more.

Hi, Jan.

Thanks so much for hosting me today.

It’s always wonderful to visit with you.

Here’s a little bit I’d love to share about my latest book of poetry, Sorrowful Soul.  Full of freestyle poems, which provide company and compassion through the devastating journey of grief and loss and onward, this heartfelt collection shows us we do not travel this lonely road alone.

Since Elizabeth Kubler-Ross’s excellent book on the stages of grief, we now have an established set of seven stages to the grieving process. Although these stages are non-linear and can be revisited at any time, it’s helpful to have a rough idea of what we might expect during this difficult period of transition. The first stage is commonly known as Numbness or Shock and Disbelief.

Here’s an extract from the opening lines to a poem about shock …

From Part 1: Shock & Disbelief

(Extract From Aftermath)

After the earthquake subsides

Craters and unexpected bumps

Leave once familiar terrain

Strange and filled with danger

At any moment my feet may stumble

And bring me to my knees

This devastating upheaval

Struck without warning

Made rubble of all I had created

With such love and care

And now I don’t know what to do

How to walk or talk or carry on

How did this happen?

Other losses and unexpected changes, besides the death of a loved one, can catapult us onto this journey of shock, denial, resistance, etc., and on toward eventual acceptance. What are your experiences of this process? Chat with me in the comments. I hope you enjoyed this poetic excerpt and would love to know what you think. Thanks for reading 😊

About the Book:

If we’re lucky, we meet twilight at the front door and old age creeps in on the night breeze.

Even if we make it to our twilight years, the more we age, the more loss we must endure as part of the cycle of life. Many of these poems lament death, but they also relate to broken relationships, severed friendships, and the loss of youth. This book of grief poetry is as much about saying goodbye and working through loss as it is about death and love split asunder.

This heartfelt collection provides company and compassion through the devastating journey of loss and shows us we do not travel this lonely road alone. Within these pages we share shock, numbness and denial, catapult into anger, bargaining, depression, loneliness, and guilt, and—eventually—make the seismic shift into testing the possibility of a new normal and finding acceptance.

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About the author:

Harmony Kent spent 13 years in a Zen Buddhist monastery, where she faced her demons and overcame devastating low self-esteem, and found freedom. After a life-changing injury, Harmony returned to the world at the tender age of 40, and her life as a writer began.

Harmony is an award-winning multi-genre author, and her publications include:

The Battle for Brisingamen (Fantasy Fiction) AIA approved

The Glade (Mystery/Thriller) AIA Approved/BRAG Medallion Honouree/New Apple Literary Awards Official Selection Honours 2015

Polish Your Prose: Essential Editing Tips for Authors (Writing/Editing) New Apple Literary Awards Top Medallist Honours 2015

Finding Katie (Women’s Fiction)

Slices of Soul (Soul Poetry Series: Book 1)

Life and Soul (Soul Poetry Series: Book 2)

Sorrowful Soul (Soul Poetry Series: Book 3)

Interludes (Erotic Short Stories)

Interludes 2 (Erotic Short Stories)

Moments (Short Stories and Poetry)

Jewel in the Mud (Zen Musings)

Polish Your Prose (How to Self-Edit)

Creative Solutions (Creative Writing Inspiration)

Backstage (Erotic Romance and Thriller)

FALLOUT (Post-Apocalyptic Dystopia) BRAG Medallion Honouree

The Vanished Boy (Psychological Thriller)

As well as being an avid reader and writer, Harmony also offers reviews and supports her fellow authors. Harmony is always on the lookout for talent and excellence and will freely promote any authors or books who she feels have these attributes.

Harmony’s Website

twitter: @harmony_kent

Goodreads: Harmony Kent

BookBub: Harmony Kent

Story Empire (co-authored blog): Harmony Kent

Harmony’s Amazon Author Page:

You can read my 5-Star Review HERE

57 thoughts on “Sorrowful Soul – Soul Poetry Series Book 3 @harmony_kent #poetry #newrelease

    1. If you are like me, Debby, some parts of the book are difficult and painful to read. But it’s strange how, for me, even though it dredged up pain and sorrow I’d tamped down, I found some healing in it as well. I hope you do, too.

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  1. Congratulations, Harmony! Your book is getting plenty of excellent reviews! I can see by the list you are a very accomplished writer! I’ll grab a copy of this latest. 🙂 Thanks for being a generous host, as always, Jan.

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  2. Another exceptional tour stop, Harmony. ❤️ Congratulations! Thank you for hosting, Jan. It warms my heart to see Sorrowful Soul in the spotlight, as it was an extraordinary read. Like you, I highly recommend it.

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  3. Though grief is a part of the cycle of life, the emotions can rock us to our core. What a lovely excerpt, Harmony. I’m in awe of your journey in life. May you continue to bring light to others and hopefully others will shine their light on your path, too. All the best!

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  4. Great to see Harmony here, Jan, with her wonderful collection of poetry. A beautiful poem, Harmony that especially captures the disorientation of sudden loss. Congrats on an amazing tour, my friend. Thanks for hosting, Jan.

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  5. I got glued to the fact that you spent 13 years in a Buddhist monastery. I feel drawn to Buddhism and think this must be such a life-changing retreat. But I always thought of about 6 months. So, 13 years is really long. Those demons got cleared out. Awesome!

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      1. It must have changed everything, your whole world view. I still think of taking such a time out. No noise around. Silence and no way out but dealing with yourself until you dropped stone by stone from your soul 💖

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    1. Well-deserved 5-Star reviews, Jacqui. When an author says Amazon reviews don’t matter, your comment is the perfect rebuttal to that statement. Yes, we look. And Yes, they matter! Thank you for visiting and leaving a comment!

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