New Poetry Illuminates the Human Experience

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Author Lynda Harris pens soul-baring new collection, ‘Lanterns of the Soul’.

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God is God; life is life; death is death; nature is nature; and no one is without their own set of thoughts and feelings.

Lynda Harris takes readers deep within her heart and soul and shares her innermost thoughts and feelings in the pages of her new poetry collection, “Lanterns of the Soul: A Poetic Journey through Life” (published by iUniverse).

Divided into six sections, Harris’ poems are presented in the order in which they were written, from oldest to newest. Her ruminations are accessible and provocative, and each poem features its own distinct, rhyming cadence. She writes from a deeply personal perspective about a variety of relatable topics including love, family, mortality and Christian faith.

Harris’ poem, “Awakening Cries,” written April 1988:

“Little baby, why this cry?
Such tears upon your face.
Saddened eyes and choking sighs,
Your precious smile you waste.

Perhaps a frightening dream
Where friend did turn to foe,
Where light turned into darkness,
Or you fell while on the go.

Perhaps you woke and missed me
And feared that I was gone.
Come baby into Momma’s arms;
I’ve been here all along.”

“Even in today’s society with all its extreme technology, many things still remain the same,” Harris writes, “God is God; life is life; death is death; nature is nature; and no one is without their own set of thoughts and feelings.”

About the Author
Lynda Harris has been writing poetry since her teens. Now the mother of three daughters and grandmother to seven, she lives with her husband in the mountains of western North Carolina. This is her first book.

iUniverse, an Author Solutions, Inc. self-publishing imprint, is the leading book marketing, editorial services, and supported self-publishing provider. iUniverse has a strategic alliance with Indigo Books & Music, Inc. in Canada, and titles accepted into the iUniverse Rising Star program are featured in a special collection on iUniverse recognizes excellence in book publishing through the Star, Reader’s Choice, Rising Star and Editor’s Choice designations—self-publishing’s only such awards program. Headquartered in Bloomington, Indiana, iUniverse also operates offices in Indianapolis. For more information or to publish a book, please visit or call 1-800-AUTHORS. For the latest, follow @iuniversebooks on Twitter.

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