In love with the elemental mysteries of the ordinary world, Joy Willow has compiled a collection of poems in Weathering Cracks that contemplate the reflections between inner and outer realities. A weathering crack is an image (and reminder) of our impermanence. Cracks break down solid forms, destroying things. But cracks also let the light flow in for new growth. Cracks are a tracery of time’s passage, evidence of pressures and passions. Cracks are heard in our voices when we are moved beyond words.
Joy Willow’s collection of poems, Soma Song, is the fruit of meditations, solitude, devastating losses and a realization that embraces life in all of it sensuous fragility. There is music here. And movement like a shuttle the weaves a fine fabric of wholeness revealing a pattern of wonder. Willow takes on the big questions with a steady gaze and a lyrical voice. “Fresh, powerful, and sometimes hilarious! Reading Joy is like taking a walk with a fascinating new friend.”
–Carol Eve Ford