MOMENTS / PERSONAL GROWTH BOOK
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ONTOS WORLD PRESS is pleased to announce it's first official publication - Michael's long awaited first book of poetry: MOMENTS
"Honest, accessible and real, these poems by Michael DeMaria chart the universal quest for meaning and calling in words that settle comfortably on the mind, sweetly on the heart. I am drawn to the earnestness and vulnerability in this man's work. These are poems of encouragement, hope and simple authenticity - fine poems for any life, any journey."
-Susan Chernak McElroy, Author of "Why Buffalo Dance: Animal and Wilderness Meditations Through the Seasons"
"Michael DeMaria's poems inspire the soul to engage light and darkness, sense and Spirit. Embracing the "Scent of spring rain/in a lush pine forest" as well as the timeless Presence of all that is. DeMaria opens himself to the deep mysteries, and invites readers to join him in each moment of that opening."
-Reggie Marra, author of "This Open Eye" and "Living Poems, Writing Lives"
"Standing in the tradition of Rilke and Hildegard von Bingen, DeMaria's MOMENTS illuminates the mystical dance of heart and soul. The richness of these poems helps us to know and revivify our relationship to the beloved again and again in every moment of this poetic masterpiece."
-Barry Arnold, Ph.D. Professor Emeritus and author, "The Pursuit of Virtue"
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