By Betsy Randel & Catherine Maneker.
Two B.C. women have created a book of "dialogue/ travelogue” conversations through poems and musings written to each other from different islands over six years. They both love travel and would send each other our experiences through their writing and art. Written in the Hawaiian Islands, the Gulf Islands and Mexico, the poems range from humorous to profound, reflecting our experiences of travel, life, and nature.
Paperback. 203 pages including 8 color art prints by the authors.
$18 plus shipping.
Open Lotus: Thoughts on Love
By Betsy Randel
Love of Nature * Love in Relationships * Love of the Divine
When we open Betsy's pages, we enter another world. One of deep peace. Her poems share with us deeply moving expressions the love of nature, love in relationships, and ultimately, the love of the Divine. Image-rich and inquisitive, Open Lotus weaves parallels between the inner and outer worlds, fusing them together in often thought-provoking verse.
Paperback. 148 pages including 7 color art prints by the author.
$18 plus shipping.
Testimonials on Betsy's Poetry
"Betsy's poems enliven silence and inner peace. Each time I've picked up her book and read a few poems, I set it down feeling refreshed, just as if I've spent time away in a beautiful tropical paradise. Thank you for sharing with us." ~ M.M., Austin, TX
"Betsy Randel has the ability to find peace in the midst of turmoil and create pictures painted with words. Her poetry flows with the rhythms of life. Her work is filled with emotions that envelope with love and peace, longing and joy. Betsy finds companionship in the beauty around her and expresses it with a compassion that makes one search and question life's essence."
~ A.N., Vancouver, B.C.
"Her passion for life, love, and enlightenment is evident throughout her poetry and paintings. Her poems chart the heart of a seeker on her personal journey towards self-realization. Highlighting that bumpy lonely road are glimpses of the eternal silence that underlies and permeates all of life - our own inner self. Innocently open to her art and you will find healing here, and a reconnection with who you truly are." ~ K.C., Fairfield, IA
"Your words skip so lightly through my mind that the imprinting they leave brings pictures my heart has been yearning to see/hear. Through the words of your poetry you have invited me into a world of "wordless" wisdom. You have a gift of perceiving the fine fabric of life's essence and bringing it out in mundane language of everyday. This movement brings the everyday close to heavenly realms." ~ E.I., Penticton, B.C.