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Poetry, Observations, Midlife contemplations, Poetic tribute, Loss, Thoughts on life, Relationships

Riding the Rainbow
by Trudy Kleckner

There is a bit of magic you feel when you see a rainbow, that same sense of magic infuses this book. With wit and whimsy, Riding the Rainbow explores a wide spectrum of universal experiences that have the power to unite or divide us as human beings. Kleckner’s poems are rich with sensory imagery and emotion that connect readers with the heart and lead them to reflect, mourn, rejoice, wonder and embrace the adventure of being alive. In this book Kleckner has her finger on the pulse of her subject. Whether she is writing about an illness, a blue heron, a baby or a sunset, she touches the essence of her subject, and in the process her readers’ hearts.

Kleckner writes of small ordinary moments and the wonder she finds in the beauty of the natural world. Her work invites readers to celebrate their own small moments and view the world around them with fresh eyes. These are poems you will want to read and read again. As one reader commented, “I feel like I’d benefit from starting each day with this poem.”

Modern life can be stressful, these poems have the ability to uplift and inspire the reader. Those on a spiritual journey will want to tuck a copy in their suitcase.

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Kleckner’s first book of poetry Paper Airplanes was published in 2016. This book builds on the promise of that first collection. She is a co- founder of the “Mary Oliver Poetry Series,” an open mike forum for authors from suburban Chicago to share their work. Kleckner has had poems published in various anthologies and online platforms. She hones her craft as a member of Writers Bloc and Barrington Writers Workshop. She grew up with little interest in poetry, until discovering Wendell Berry and Mary Oliver some thirty years ago. While honoring these poetic icons, she has developed her own unique voice as a poet. A retired Marriage and Family Therapist, she enjoys her roles as poet, mother, grandmother and most recently, great-grandmother.


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