Send My Roots Rain: A Companion on the Grief Journey

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A Companion on the Grief Journey

Langley offers comfort and encouragement to those struggling with recent loss or grief, helping them find language for complex emotions, and open their hearts through poetry.

Send My Roots Rain is a companion full of stories—sometimes wry and funny, always observant and accepting—for letting grief unfold and teach us. Langley invites a keen awareness that the passage through grief is the navigation of a narrow strait, requiring patience, skill, and worthy companions. These poems can be those companions on the journey.

Langley has carefully selected 60 poems and arranged them in a meaningful arc, beginning with the shock of early grief, leading through a sensitive exploration of a new inner space. She introduces each section, encouraging the ongoing embrace of the healing power of poems, writing, and entry into the grieving process. Each poem is followed by a brief meditation and quotation, with questions for contemplation, journaling, or group discussion.

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Format: Paperback book
Product code: PP619491
Dimensions: 5½" x 8½"
Length: 160 pages
Publisher:
Paraclete Press
ISBN: 978-1-61261-949-1
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Written by Kim Langley

Author

Kim Langley, M.Ed., is certified in DDI, Achieve Global, and as a spiritual director. She is president of LifeBalance Enterprises, Inc. with 20 years of experience as a retreat leader and trainer. Kim's most popular speaking topics are Emotional Intelligence, Happiness and Resilience, and Spiritual Poetry Circles. She founded WordSPA ministries for the advancement of Spirituality Poetry Appreciation. She lives with her husband Bill in Lakewood, OH.