Love Poems from the Earth offers us a different kind of love story—one that is wider, wilder, and ultimately more fulfilling than a stereotypical Hollywood romance. Through evocative poems and simple practices, it reminds us that all beings are potential friends, teachers, and beloveds, and we are never truly alone.
It also reveals how coming home to a deeper kinship with nature is key to finding a sense of belonging and to restoring balance in our lives and in the world.
Kai Siedenburg’s poems transport us into intimate and wondrous encounters with nature: the unbridled joy of birds on the wing, the rooted wisdom of a redwood, the sensual splendors of a cool stream on a hot day.
The practices make cultivating a deep and healing connection with nature easy and enjoyable, and help us find simple ways to connect with the Earth wherever we are. Twelve exquisite illustrations add visual beauty.
Love Poems from the Earth shows us what is possible when we approach the natural world with a keen eye, an open mind, and a loving heart.
Three percent of proceeds go to the Amah Mutsun Land Trust, a Native-led, non-profit organization that promotes Indigenous stewardship, conservation and restoration, and research and education.
2023 Next Generation Indie Book Awards finalist
Also available in these unique local stores:
- Santa Cruz: Bookshop Santa Cruz and the Homeless Garden Project store
- Other Central Coast locations: The Nature Store in Felton and Phoenix Shop in Big Sur
Contact Kai to order multiple copies at a discount or pick them up locally.
Praise for Love Poems from the Earth:
“These poems are a remembering, an offering, a gift, a call to pause and return to the ever-unfolding wonder of the living Earth.”
—Micah Mortali, author of Rewilding
“This groundbreaking book opens new vistas of possibilities for our relationship with nature. The poems and practices are simple yet magical, lighting the way to a deeper connection.”
—Joseph Bharat Cornell, author of Sharing Nature and Flow Learning
“Kai’s poems awaken my love of nature and life itself, like a splash of spring rain and unfurling ferns renewing my heart and soul. She awakens all the emotions—joy and sorrow, delight and longing—and evokes a beautiful celebration of the miracle of life on our amazing planet. When I enter these pages it’s as if I am at her side, and I feel deeply alive again.”
—Rev. Connie L. Habash, MA, LMFT, author of Awakening from Anxiety
“Kai’s poetry is a gift from her heart to ours. This book is a treasure chest of reverence, wisdom, playfulness, and sacredness that embraces the mystery and reveals the extraordinary within the ordinary. Take your time to read, savor, and live this offering and feel the sacredness of it all.”
—Bob Stahl, co-author of five books on mindful living, including: A Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Workbook, Living With Your Heart Wide Open, and Calming the Rush of Panic
“This collection offers a voice from the heart of the Earth to us, and encourages us to offer our own voice of love to the living beings who share our home places. This spirit of interconnection with the natural world shines from each page. Kai’s poems also inspire us to recognize and honor the poet within ourselves.”
—Victoria Loorz, author of Church of the Wild
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