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THE WAY

TO THE

STARS



a collection of poems


by

Kathleen Ruel



Copyright Kathleen Ruel 2017

All Rights Reserved

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CONTENTS


FOREWORD


JUNGLE POEMS


INTRODUCTION

SOME DAYS

THREE RAINBOWS

MONKEY MISSION

NO MONKEYS THIS MORNING

THE WAY TO THE STARS



NATURE POEMS


INTRODUCTION

LISTENS TO THE WIND

IN THE BACKYARD

SNOWY MOUNTAIN

IN HER CUPPED HANDS

SEED




FOREWORD


When I was young, I loved to write poems and express my thoughts and feelings. Poetry provided me with a structure to create and a place to experience comfort, beauty, and peace. Carefully constructed phrases and rhythms could stir my soul, elevate my spirit, and quell my fears. I can recall how simple poems made me feel, and how I would assemble them into little books with cardboard covers. I treasured those poems and handmade books. They mattered to me.



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