Glimpsing Glory


Poems of Living & Dying, Praying & Playing, Belonging & Longing

by Catherine Lawton

with 11 Full-Color Paintings / Illustrations by Breanna Slike

ISBN 978-1945099151
Paperback, 108 pgs, 5.5″ x 8.5″
Publication date: February 7, 2020

Enter these poetic pages and let yourself feel that you are:

  • standing in an old-growth Redwood forest
  • exploring an Island off the coast of Maine
  • walking in a fairy-like flower garden
  • awe-struck in a mountain meadow
  • dropping sticks off a river bridge
  • amazed by singing stars at midnight
  • delighting in the return of spring
  • experiencing healing of painful memories
  • affirming faith in the God of creation

Composed in lyrical, incisive, sometimes playful words, these poems aim to evoke, provoke, and soak the reader in both sensory, earthy experience and essential, transcendent truth. The 64 poems, varied in style, are organized into seven sections:

  1. Relating
  2. Communing
  3. Trusting
  4. Living
  5. Dying
  6. Praying
  7. Word-Playing

As the author states in the Introduction: ‘What do I mean by Glory? A taste, a flicker, a glimpse, a glimmer; a flash, a whisper, a rustling breeze; a fleeting moment that lingers on taste buds, nerve ends, rides overtones of sound, tingles with goose bumps of closeness, surprise, recognition…. Moments in which we receive glimpses of glory are worth holding and treasuring. That is my purpose in writing these poems.’

Catherine Lawton (Cathy) lived most of her life in rural parts of Northern California, moving from one town to another as a preacher’s daughter. She learned to love evocative language, spoken or written from the heart, that paints a picture in the mind and, mixed with faith, awakens the spirit. She became a keen observer of both the vagaries of human nature and the wilds of outdoor nature. During college Cathy married her high-school sweetheart, and they raised their children near the north coast Redwoods. In mid-life she returned to her birth state of Colorado with her husband, Larry, where they enjoy hiking and observing wildlife in the Rocky Mountains, gardening, birding, and time with family and friends. Inner healing is a theme running through her writing, as she explores the depths of our relationships with – and need for – God, nature, and each other. Her previous books include Face to Face: A Novel and Remembering Softly: A Life In Poems.

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