Books

I Wait For The River, Published June 14, 2016

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I Wait for the River. Dive in and you will experience the movement of life, the swift waters, the scarlet light, the seasons passing, the vulnerability and joy of being human. Poems of the heart, odes to nature, expressions of grief at our eventual disappearance, and celebrations of hope at the glimmer within—this book is for the poetic soul in each of us. Click here to purchase I Wait For The River on Amazon.

Reviews:

“I Wait For The River is ultimately about how to meet the tumbling uncertainties of a life-carrying river with a sense of purpose, acceptance, and awe: an approach that advocates discovery and embraces change.

Crystalline in its beautiful descriptions, I Wait For The River is a roadmap to greeting the morning, surviving the darkness, and relishing all facets of life.”                                                 —Diane Donovan, California Bookwatch, Midwest Book Review April 2016 issue

“Reading Maryann Russo’s I Wait for the River was like going on a mini-retreat, quieting my distracted mind, slowing my breathing, and opening my heart to the wisdom and beauty of her words. I keep it on my end table to dip into as a prelude to meditation or as a refresher with afternoon tea. I like it so much that I’ve bought several copies as gifts for friends.”
–CT, Amazon Reviewer

 

Wild and Still, Published May 27, 2013

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Wild and Still is a sensitive and engaging collection of poems exploring the intersection of ordinary life and spiritual discovery. Maryann’s work speaks softly yet deeply about both human nature and the natural world. Her poems invite readers to return to the place that has always been within, often using the natural world as a bridge. Wild and Still is approachable, reflective, and uplifting. Click here to purchase Wild and Still on Amazon.

Reviews:

“Though the pages do not have pictures, the author’s words manage to create images in the mind as well as feelings in the heart. As in one of my favorite poems, Gladiolas, she captures the stillness of the flowers and then makes them come to life magical on the page, hence the title, Wild and Still. Thank you for the beauty!!!”                                                  –Whimsy Webb, Amazon Reviewer

“Though the pages do not have pictures, the author’s words manage to create images in the mind as well as feelings in the heart. As in one of my favorite poems, Gladiolas, she captures the stillness of the flowers and then makes them come to life magical on the page, hence the title, Wild and Still. Thank you for the beauty!!!”                                                  –Flora Costa, Amazon Reviwer