The pandemic surges yet there is tranquility
The Healing Power of Nature
“These short and contemplative poems find the beauty of the natural world in the midst of chaotic times. As a reader, I felt I was taken on a deeply personal journey of reflection and shown the power of nature to heal the human heart. Beautifully written!”
Nova Scotia, Canada
by Cat Ruiz Kigerl
$14.99 paperback ISBN: 978-0-9981564-6-0
$7.99 eBook ISBN: 978-0-9981564-7-7
July 2020 TwoNewfs Publishing
A meditative poem series composed while walking the beach during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Through the poems we see nature as it is, and strive for hope, and healing for all.
Thursday, March 19, 1:15p.m.
Sparkling water. A hazy almost-Spring day.
The pandemic surges.
Yet there is tranquility in the midst.
A chickadee sings.
About the Author
Cat Ruiz Kigerl is the author of three poetry books: Beach Notes, TwoNewfs Publishing, 2020, At the Town Café, Goldfish Press, 2016 and Stirring up the Water, Salt Publishing Ltd, 2008. She is completing a fourth poetry manuscript, Glimpses, due out in 2021. She has published poetry in many journals including The Jung Institute of Los Angeles’ Psychological Perspectives.
Also a fiction writer, she is a contributing author to New Halem Tales, TwoNewfs Publishing, 2012, and has completed a fiction novel trilogy titled, Terracotta set in Italy and the UK, for which she is also writing a screenplay.
Cat’s writing oeuvre is influenced by her long-term practice as a Buddhist as well as her interest and study of religious-mysticism. It is also inspired by her love of the Humanities through the Arts which she taught at the college level for several years.
A spiritual pilgrimage that would have taken Cat to other parts of the world was halted by the COVID pandemic in 2020. She hopes to continue it in 2021. Meanwhile it is the pilgrimage of daily life. She currently lives at an undisclosed location near a beach in Washington State, USA.
The poet reminded me that when, with uncompromising intensity, the uncertainty of life stares us in the face, we must never forget to seek solace in the beauty of place, and the power of reflection.
The Healing Power of Nature
These short and contemplative poems find the beauty of the natural world in the midst of chaotic times. As a reader, I felt I was taken on a deeply personal journey of reflection and shown the power of nature to heal the human heart. Beautifully written!
Marilyn Rutherford, Nova Scotia, Canada
Catherine speaks clearly, plainly and beautifully in words that we can all understand and take to our hearts. She certainly speaks my mind and she will speak yours as well.
Philip Red Eagle, author of Red Earth: A Vietnam Warrior’s Journey
The poetic musings gave me a sense of peace in the rhythms of life around us. Too, the accompanying photographs drew me into the poems and contributed to my feeling of serenity.
Cat’s poetry is haunting. Memories are evoked, as the reader encounters a unique variety of poems. Many are compelling, and give insight into the universality of human nature.
“…impactful – moving and beautiful and a testament to our times.”
CLAUDIA CASTRO LUNA, WASHINGTON STATE POET LAUREATE