Life presses, shapes, and forms each of us in unique ways. Poets have the gift of expressing moments along the journey in artful word pictures. The experience of poetry leads to discovery, much like searching for agates in rocky places and along the seashore. We hope you enjoy discovering gems in these collections of heartfelt poetry.

When we, the Cladach staff, lived near the Pacific Coast of Northern California, we enjoyed hunting on the beaches for agates (a type of semi-precious stone). Sometimes as a wave recedes, one can spot them tumbling in the gravelly sand. This process polishes the small stones to translucence, often revealing mossy patterns inside. These gems uniquely encapsulate the effects of pressures and changes in the formation of our earth home. Examine the depth and design of each agate and you’ll see exemplified the beauty and creativity of God.

You will find both rhyming and free verse that is honest and real, with a distinctive voice, personal in tone but dealing with universal themes.

We at Cladach are pleased to launch each title in this line of poetry—AGATES.

We invite you to order and read these collections and discover the gems contained inside:

Glimpsing Glory: Poems of Living & Dying, Praying & Playing, Belonging & Longing by Catherine Lawton

I Cry Unto You, O Lord : Poems of Lament by Sarah Suzanne Noble

Pausing in the Passing Places : Poems by Alice Scott-Ferguson

Remembering Softly : A Life In Poems by Catherine Lawton

Praise! Poems by Mary Harwell Sayler

POEMS by James Troy Turner

Something Is Coming To Our World : How a Backyard Bird Sees Christmas by Catherine Lawton


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