Tiny Seed Literary Journal has a long history of cultivating a space for poets and writers to share their nature-inspired works with the online world. Two poets that have previously published with us, Heidi Sander and Jamie Nix, shared their first co-creation Plant Your Words.
“Plant Your Words is a stunning veneration to our plant relatives. Heidi and Jamie have created not only a most wonderful compilation of poems about plants, they inspire readers to write their own gratitude towards plants, on pages with gentle guiding questions. In the full circle of creativity and life, their book closes with how to make ‘seed paper’ from these pages of readers’ gratitude, to be planted in the ground … bringing life to written words.”
-Tiny Seed Literary Journal
Heidi Sander and Jamie Nix, draw inspiration from their beloved plant companions and explore the depth of relationships, cross-species and cultural interactions, and the natural world creating a collage of poems, musings, sketches, dreams, and so much magic that grows in and out of our human lives. Each poem is followed by a page open to the reader for reflection offering a place to plant new words and reverence, whether writing a poem or doodling. This book also includes a How-To Create Your Own Seed Paper section, where the reader can turn their poetry into a living, breathing plant. One can release pages that no longer serve them and germinate them in the soil, creating new space and clarity for any new tales that are waiting to be shared with the world.
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Plant Your Words – Welcome to this sanctuary of plants and poetry. These poems explore the depth of relationships, cross-species and cultural interactions, and the natural world creating a collage of poems, thoughts, complaints, musings, sketches, overheard conversations, doubts, dreams, delays, and expectations of our human lives. Our goal for this slice of magic is to share our most beloved plant companions and enable you to discover yours. Each poem is inspired by a plant from various soil types, climates, and regions. As this book was a unique collaboration between two poets, we invite you to share your poetry. Each poem is followed by a page open to you for reflection, whether writing a poem or doodling. As this poetry collection touches upon our beautiful planet which we hold so dearly, we hope these spaces for reflection offer you a place to plant your own words and reverence.