Guest Post – Harmony Kent – #newbook Sorrowful Soul

Today I am very happy to host a fellow Story Empire contributor and friend, Harmony Kent. She is here to share information about her latest book of poetry. So please welcome Harmony to Fiction Favorites

Thanks so much, John 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 third stage is commonly known as Guilt.

Here’s an extract from the opening lines to a poem about guilt and shame …

From Part 3: Guilt

(Extract From Penance)

You set fire to the rain

Drenched me in pain

Our last words burn

While the world ceases to turn

You took every last bit of me

And now I don’t know how to be

I am lost with nowhere to belong

Weak and wearied now you’re gone

Maybe it’s all my fault

I deserve this thunderbolt

And tho’ I did my best

I cannot lay this to rest

Is it possible to make this right

To end this deep dark night

Of a wounded soul?

Have you ever found yourself trapped within layers of guilt and shame over an unexpected change or loss? Chat with me in the comments. I hope you enjoyed this poetic excerpt and would love to know what you think. Thanks for reading 😊

PRE-ORDER NOW: https://mybook.to/SorrowfulSoul

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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Universal Sales Link:

https://mybook.to/SorrowfulSoul

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: author.to/HarmonysBooks

 

 

 

 

104 comments

  1. Nice to see Harmony and her latest book here. I wish her all the best.

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    1. Thanks so much, Darlene! 💕🙂

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    2. Thank you, Darlene. 😊

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    1. Thanks so much for sharing, Chris. Greatly appreciated 💕🙂

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      1. You’re welcome, Harmony 🤗💕🤗

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    2. Thank you, Chris.

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  2. Lovely post and wonderful poem… great intro to the collection. Congratulations Harmony and thanks John.. ♥

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    1. So delighted you enjoyed the post and poem, Sally. Thanks so much 💕🙂

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    2. Thank you for your warm comment, Sally. 🤗

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  3. This book needs to be on my bookshelf…

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    1. Oh, that makes me so happy! Thanks, Jaye and Anita 💕🙂

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      1. You’re welcome, Harmony…

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    2. Thank you, Jaye. I agree with you. 😁

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  4. […] Guest Post – Harmony Kent – #newbook Sorrowful Soul […]

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    1. Thank you, Charles. 😊

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    2. Thanks for sharing, Charles 💕🙂

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  5. I can’t wait to slowly read this collection of beautiful poems. Thank you for hosting, John, and congratulations, Harmony. My warmest best wishes to both of you this Thanksgiving holiday. ❤️🦃❤️

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    1. Thanks so much, Gwen! Happy Thanksgiving and warmest wishes to you too! 💕🙂

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    2. Thank you,Gwen. All the best to you as well. 🦃

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  6. Thanks so much for having me over to visit today, John! It’s lovely to be here 💕🙂

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    1. All the best on this tour, Harmony. It is my pleasure to be part of it. ❤️

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  7. I have followed Harmony for quite a while and enjoy her poems.

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    1. She is a treasure, GP. Thank you. 😁

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    2. Thanks so much for your lovely words and support, GP. Much appreciated! 💕🙂

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  8. Grief is such a personal thing. Kudos to you for using it as the basis of your collection.

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    1. I think this collection will help others through the process. Thanks, Craig.

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    2. It is so personal. At first I felt hesitant but reminded myself it’s also universal. Thanks so much, Craig 💕🙂

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  9. Harmony, your poetry really speaks to my soul. So glad to see your new book, and I wish you all the very best. ❤️❤️

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    1. Thanks so much, Kymber. That’s wonderful to know 💕🙂

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  10. Congratulations, Harmony, on your new book. This poem is beautiful, and reaches deep into my old heart.

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    1. I felt the same, Tim. Thank you.

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    2. Aww, Tim! Thanks so very much! 💕🙂

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  11. Guilt is a strange part of grief as it usually makes no sense. And yet there it is, weighing on us. I felt guilty after my brother was murdered (and I didn’t do it, of course). If only, if only… as if somehow I could have prevented it. Your poem captures the pain and heartache of that desperate wish to turn back time and make things right. Lovely post, Harmony and John. I know this book is going to be special.

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    1. I agree, Diana. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

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    2. I couldn’t agree more. So many of our emotions don’t stand up to logic yet they’re there and powerful all the same. Thanks so much for your lovely words and sharing about your response to your brother’s murder, Diana. Hugs 💕🙂

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  12. Guilt and grief do tend to get entangled. It’s not something I understand but is something I’ve experienced. I loved Harmony’s last collection, and I can’t wait to read this one!

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    1. Thank you, Priscilla. It looks like a great collection.

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    2. So deeply entangled! Thanks so much, Priscilla 💕🙂

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  13. Oh my, Harmony. You touched me deeply with this painful poem. It’s great to see you at John’s place today. I wish you all the best with the new book! Thanks, John!

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    1. Thank you for the nice words, Jan. 😁

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    2. I’m thrilled to have moved you. Thanks so much, Jan 💕🙂

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  14. Thanks John, for sharing this lovely post about Harmony’s new book. I’m waiting for my copy to be delivered to my kindle.

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    1. Thanks for the support, Robbie.

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    2. Woohoo! Thanks so much, Robbie 💕🙂

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  15. Congratulations to Harmony for another book in the series, I am looking forward to its release! Thanks for sharing the news John.

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    1. Thanks for the visit, Balroop. 😁

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    2. Fantastic! Thanks, Balroop 💕🙂

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  16. What a heart-gripping poem, Harmony! I just want to wrap my arms around the narrator and infuse him/her with love. Well done! Thanks for hosting, John! 🙂

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    1. Thank you for your comment Yvette. 😊

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    2. Oh that is so lovely of you! Thanks so much, Yvi 💕🙂

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  17. Beautiful, heartfelt poem, Harmony – congrats on the new release!

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    1. Thank you, Teri.

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    2. Thanks so much, Teri 💕🙂

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  18. It’s nice to learn about Harmony’s new book of poetry, John. Thanks for hosting her.

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    1. Thanks for the visit, Dan.

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    2. Thanks, Dan! Much appreciated 💕🙂

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  19. Thanks for the intro John. I love her writing so wonderful and heartfelt during grief. ❣️

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    1. I agree, Cindy. Thanks for the kind words.

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      1. It’s a pleasure John!
        You’re so welcome!!

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    2. Thanks so much, Cindy, for your heartwarming words! 💕🙂

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      1. it’s a pleasure! ❣️

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  20. All the best for Harmony’s new release!

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      1. You’re welcome, John.

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    1. Thanks, Liz! 💕🙂

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      1. You’re welcome, Harmony!

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  21. Jane Sturgeon · · Reply

    Congratulations, Harmony, on your book and your words, capture the undertow of guilt perfectly. Thank you, John. Xx 💕

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    1. That’s good to know! Thanks so much, Jane 💕🙂

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    2. Thank you, Jane. 😁

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  22. Congratulations on the new release, Harmony! Thanks for sharing, John.

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    1. Thanks so much, Mark 💕🙂

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    1. Thanks for sharing, Michael.

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    2. Thanks for sharing, Michael 💕🙂

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  23. Thanks for sharing the wonderful poem, and the information about the new book itself, John! Congratulations and many thanks also to Harmony! Best wishes, Michael

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    1. Thank you, for the lovely comment, Michael.

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    2. Thanks so much, Michael! I’m thrilled you enjoyed the poem 💕🙂

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      1. Wonderful done, Harmony! Let’s hope i will understand the poetry of your new book as easy. Have a nice weekend! xx Michael

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  24. Congratulations on your new poetry collection, Harmony, and I loved the poem you share; the emotions go straight to the heart. Wishing you all the best, and thanks, John, for hosting. ❤️

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    1. Thanks for the support, Lauren.

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      1. My pleasure, John. 🙂

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    2. Thanks so much, Lauren. So pleased you enjoyed the poem! 💕🙂

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    1. Thank you for the feature, Sally

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  25. Fabulous post John and Harmony! I can’t wait for this book to come out in paperback – ordering it day one! This is the type of book I like to keep by my bedside to pick up again and again so ebook won’t do. Congrats again Harmony! ❤

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    1. Thank you, Debby

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    2. Thanks so much, Debby. Your words make me so happy! 💕🙂

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      1. Just sayin’ 🙂 x

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  26. Sorry I’m late, Harmony , but I’m still wishing you huge success with this one! And thanks for sharing, John! Hope you both have a great week ahead! 😊

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    1. Thank you, Marcia.

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    2. Thanks for your wonderful support, Marcia! Have a wonderful week 💕🙂

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