Poems and Drawings
pares Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer’s expansive
work down to three lines in this collection
of poems, each paired with an evocative
three-line drawing by artist Jill Sabella.
The image-poem pairs float on the page and
evoke old ideas, bonfires burning out of
control, feelings of long ago, tough hope,
and the possibility of Spring.
“Simply beautiful … This book is a little
treasure chest (a mere six inches square)
full of catalytic gems that resonate with
just about any punch life might be dishing
out at the moment. Place near workstation or
bed or altar for ready access. …
Open it frequently, starting now.”
—Jazz Jaeschke, reviewer,
Story Circle Book Reviews
Oh the poems! Rumi would memorize them.
Perhaps he is in his own dimension now,
saying, “Yes she has read me, but she has
gone her own way, taken the next step.” So
full of wise thoughts and beautiful,
surprising images and heartfelt turns. I
can’t wait to reread the book (I can’t
remember the last time I said that).
The Unattended Harp and Who Touches
Everything (winner of the National
Jewish Book Award)
I like this book a lot, Even Now, by
Rosemerry Trommer & Jill Sabella. It shows
some of their wonderful talent. And the
title-poem brings to mind a Rumi translation
that I feel is of such worth it may someday
appear in every psychiatrist's office—or
get tattooed many places. That verse goes:
If God said, "Rumi, pay homage to
everything that has brought you into my
There would not be one experience of my
life, not a single action, not any
or thought or word I would not now
... bow to.
—Daniel Ladinsky, bestselling international
Rumi verse: from Ladinsky’s anthology Love
Poems from God
It is such a lovely bouquet of poems! Each
page is like a tiny drop of glistening water
with the reflection of the world—or
I love it.