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Skylandia: Farm Poetry from Maine

Rivera Sun's latest literary work, evoking her years as a farm girl in Maine.

Rivera Sun’s latest literary work, evoking her years as a farm girl in Maine.

In a collection of writings delightfully and aptly referred to as “farm poetry”, author Rivera Sun reveals an intimate portrait of her days growing up on an organic farm in Maine. With wry humor and lavish precision, the words of this volume evoke the essence of pine forests, summer fields, cold snow . . . and the authenticity of a farm girl in Maine.

From Skylandia:

Skylandia
a place where
clouds sail
over pine forests
and sweep down
deep, cold lakes
over fields of wild grasses.

A place located
at the crossroads
of reality and myth
on a map that requires
faith to unfold
where belief unlocks
a farmhouse that has no keys
and the taste of raspberries
tumbles down hillsides.

 

Good Earth

This blue flatbed truck is featured in a poem in Skylandia: Farm Poetry from Maine about Rivera's grandmother, DeLores.

This blue flatbed truck is featured in a poem in Skylandia: Farm Poetry from Maine about Rivera’s grandmother, DeLores.

Golden grasses
swaying over
long swells
of hills.

A sweep of
breathless blue sky.
Perfect farm girl clouds,
fresh, fertile
clean, white laundry
sheets hung on the line.

North country days
never-ending,
time playing out
summer’s spindle.

Wind blowing brightly,
lifting hair off hot necks,
sending mosquitos tumbling
bringing the scent
of good earth to the air.

Skylandia: Farm Poetry from Maine
In a collection of writings delightfully and aptly referred to as "farm poetry", author Rivera Sun reveals an intimate portrait of her days growing up on an organic farm in Maine. With wry humor and lavish precision, the words of this volume evoke the essence of pine forests, summer fields, cold snow . . . and the authenticity of a farm girl in Maine.

Readers say:

You really capture the down to earth (literally) sense of and appreciation of Maine
farming.
” – Jon Olsen, author of Liberate Hawai’i!

Skylandia is full of wonder-filled and profound poems just like all of Rivera Sun’s other writing is full of wonder-filled and profound prose. And underlying every single word of the writing is grace, courage, and healing…stories of how to live boldly and rightly in connection with humor and revolution.” – Marirose Nightsong

WHEEEE!!! … a dazzling volume of poetry…Did it make me cry? You bet it did…and laugh and sigh and jump up and down excited to share these stories of and love with the world. “Skylandia: Farm Poetry from Maine” is about growing up on an organic farm in Northern Maine…not for the faint of heart, but filled with heart.” – Dariel Garner

 

Curious about Skylandia Organic Farm? Find out more about the real place here.

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