Sailing on Spirit Wind captures the highlights of one woman’s journey through mid-life. It is about resilience and healing: fitting the pieces of the past together in a way that illuminates the present. Judith’s poems and essays celebrate a lifelong connection with nature and her evolving spiritual awareness.
Judith’s words are tender, powerful, earth-bound and spirit-filled. They are a mirror to our common soul, a flickering fire against the chill. More than a joy to read, Sailing on Spirit Wind is a revelation, a rite of passage, a balm for our brokenness. Judith takes us all on her journey toward the light and her words are food and water for the pilgrim’s soul. This book is a gift you will want to keep on giving!
Jan Phillips, author of Marry Your Muse –
Making a Lasting Commitment to Your Creativity
Judith Prest is one of the most gifted writers I know, a vibrant woman of words. Her poetry paints pictures, echoes ancient stories, makes us taste phrases. Sailing on Spirit Wind is a feast for its readers – her first book, but certainly not her last!
Marilyn Day, Editor of WomanWords,
Regional Representative for IWWG and
founder of WomanWords Writing Group
Judith Prest clearly has a poet’s voice and vision. Whether looking back at a loss or ahead to the millennium, her crisp images avoid sentimentality and cut right to the bone of the experience. Her metaphors are fresh – stars are “God’s breath / condensing / in deep space” – and her tone and rhythms are right on target. In short, her work is strong, vibrant, and organic – growing from seeds of the human condition.
Carol F. Peck,
University of Maryland University College;
Sailing on Spirit Wind is available by mail for $12 + $3 shipping & handling (this includes sales tax).
If you have any questions, you can contact Judith at:
Spirit Wind Books
P.O. Box 15
Duanesburg, NY 12056
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