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With Open Arms: Poetry for Big Love and Real Life

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This little book of poetry is bursting with inspiration for Big Love and humorous compassion for Real Life.
The 66-page collection is designed to delight you and inspire you with poems about love, happiness, change, recovery and letting go. The poems are spiced with insights and imagery from Joan's travels in Ghana, South Korea and beyond. The book also includes an engaging
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Paperback, 74 pages
Published January 2nd 2013 by Positive Energy Works LLC (first published January 1st 2013)
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Tish
Mar 31, 2013 Tish rated it it was amazing
I won a free copy of Joan Gregerson's "Tuning In to Inner Peace" through the GoodReads First Reads program. Imagine my surprise when the author threw in a free copy of "With Open Arms" too! This book is only 68 pages long, but every page is a blessing. The poems are about real life issues that we can all relate to - love, happiness, change, recovery, and letting go. There is even a section in the book where Joan gives her thoughts about each poem. These poems are very personal, so I applaud her ...more
Joan Gregerson
Mar 21, 2013 Joan Gregerson added it  ·  (Review from the author)
This is my new poetry book! It was such a treat to spend time writing new poetry, many about my life now in South Korea. I also included some favorites about Ghana (Mama Africa), the crazed faces of loving well or poorly (Quitting, Up Standing Citizen, and I Stand Before You). I also added a 15-page commentary section. Now that I started writing poetry again, new poems are rumbling about in my head! Where do poems come from? And where do they take us? And why? I have no clue! But, I do love the ...more
Lois
Apr 06, 2013 Lois rated it really liked it
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I received this book as a surprise bonus when I won a First-reads giveaway for "Tuning In To Inner Peace". Thanks so much! This is a thoughtful, fun little book of poetry that I really enjoyed. I especially liked the poems about the author's father. My dad is also deceased and I appreciate the spirit of remembering those "little things" to connect with who he was as a person instead of focusing on his passing. Great book of poetry!
Cristina
May 13, 2013 Cristina rated it it was amazing
great!
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Nov 02, 2014 Katlynn Parsons rated it really liked it
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I won a free copy of Joan Gregerson's "Tuning In to Inner Peace" through GoodReads First Reads. I also received a free copy of "With Open Arms". It is honestly a lovely collection of poems. One of my favourite poems is 'Confused'.
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Joan Gregerson writes poetry and self-help books about personal growth, meditation, teaching and life. Joan was born in 1960 in Denver, Colorado, USA. She grew up in a big Catholic family, as the seventh of eight kids. In 1982, Joan got married and graduated from the University of Colorado in Engineering. Her kids grew up in Niwot, a small town outside of Boulder, Colorado. Extended travel has ...more
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