The Miracle Already Happening
(Liquid Light Press, December 2011)
What would happen if a Sufi mystic showed up in your kitchen? Or at your
son’s elementary school choir concert? Or in your garden? In this
playful chapbook, Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer has poetic conversations
with Rumi through his translations by Daniel Ladinsky and Coleman Barks
and through her imagination. Whimsical and humble, these are poems of
discovery, praise, and unlearning, invitations to find holiness in every
moment, every place. Even Walmart.
Praise for The Miracle Already Happening
A delightful collection of poems to savor and treasure ... a deep oasis
for all who seek to experience the sacred in every moment.
—Elizabeth H. Small, editor, Poems of Awakening
A rare treat: a rigorous conversation with the past made fresh by
vulnerability, playfulness, humor and knockout surprise. There is so
much integrity here, and discipline, and grace. And restraint, and
cutting loose all at once. All this in poems that can be surrounded by a
great quietness. The sensation can be like listening for birdsong, and
having the bird silently and suddenly land on your shoulder. If you
don’t fall over, you will shout or laugh.
—Peter Heller, author, Kook and The Whale Warriors
One of the wonders of recent poetry has been the renewed popularity of
the Sufi mystic, Rumi. Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer confirms that great
poet's new life in remarkable poems of her own, conversations with a
distant master that make us aware just how near he really is, how
helpful in his teaching.
—David Mason, Colorado Poet Laureate, 2010-2014
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