you can download emma's chapbook 'songs of the phoenix' for free here.
no less wild than the wind
emma's full length poetry book 'no less wild than the wind' is available via amazon.
there are some forces in nature that demand our attention, make us weep with wonder or have us on bent knees swearing allegiance; starting as a solar flare, the wind is the dynamic essential energy that we can see at work; whipping the waves up into storms, blowing ships off course or burying them at the bottom of the sea; in the wind’s grasp, roofs are torn from houses, birds are separated from their flock and sand is blown across the desert into new continents. it is present at the whispering of secrets between lovers, at the opening of their hearts to set free their fear and desire; birds carry these truths on their wings to drop as seeds, so that they might grow in others.
these are some of those stories, this is what the wind heard, this is what it told me, this is the spirit of the wind.
it asks you to sit a while and listen, let its enchantment of whims and magnificent strength creep across your soul, it begs be your muse, to inspire you all to open your mouth and breathe its stories into the world.
when it calls to you, what will you do? will you hide and whisper or stand in the eye of the storm to shout back?
"Through the course of her collection, Blas gives the wind personality and power. My favorite chapter, what the wind heard, reminded me of my own journey of self-acceptance and the challenges that we can face as we step into ourselves. I highly recommend this book for readers who are ready to digest the poetry slowly and go on a journey with themselves." (Goodreads reader review)
"Exquisite poetry shaping movements and feelings into words, weaving images like a delicate dance in the wind – the story makes sense of the world through nature while holding a space of comfort and peace in the unanswered questions of life. Written with sensitivity, empathy and perception, the poems are enchanting, inspiring and thought provoking, and I felt like I was reading love letters written by the wind and for the wind." (Goodreads reader review)