Remembering Softly: A Life in Poems


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Cladach Publishing
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5.5 X 0.3 X 8.5 inches | 0.4 pounds

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About the Author

Born in Colorado, Catherine Lawton (Cathy) lived most of her young life in rural parts of Northern California, moving from one town to another as a preacher's daughter. She learned to love evocative language, spoken or written from the heart, that paints a picture in the mind and, mixed with faith, awakens the spirit. She became a keen observer of both the vagaries of human nature and the wilds of outdoor nature. During college Cathy married her high-school sweetheart, and the Lawtons raised their children near the north coast Redwoods. In mid-life she returned to her birth state of Colorado with her husband, Larry, where they enjoy hiking, birding, gardening, and time with family and friends. Inner healing is a theme running through her writing, as she explores the depths of our relationships with - and need for - God, nature, and each other. Her previous books include 'Face to Face: A Novel', 'Journeys to Mother Love', and 'Remembering Softly: A Life In Poems'.


"The glory, sorrow and unquestionable beauty of life are encapsulated...richly emotional. 'Shadows' stood out, as did 'Glory' and 'A Walk at Dusk', a thought-provoking and fearless piece....Truly a beautiful book. The illustrations are a charming touch and fit well with the poems. Recommended wholeheartedly, with 5 out of 5 stars." -Realistic Poetry International

"The hopes and prayers of a life given to love come through strongly, but fresh scenes also draw us back to the visual. The light and lively artwork [brings] yet another lovely touch to this book." -Mary Harwell Sayler, poet, author, and blogger at The Poetry Editor and Poetry

"This collection of 65 poems written throughout her life, are really a memoir of life experiences and lessons learned-from joy, sorrow, healing, faith, and relationships. 111-pages of inspiration and lovely original-art colored illustrations. You'll want 2 copies, one to keep and one to give. A poet's treasure!" -Elaine Wright Colvin, poet, author

"Catherine paints a landscape with her words where the reader becomes, not just an observer, but a participant, guided and inspired by the power of her evocative language.Her broad brush of recollections showcase her deep love and keen observation of nature; her devotion to, and delight in, her family, friends and her faith...even a bright splash of humor." -Alice Scott-Ferguson, poet and author of Pausing in the Passing Places