Finding Hope in the Darkness of Grief: Spiritual Insights Expressed Through Art, Poetry and Prose by Diamante Lavendar BLOG TOUR


This earthly plane offers much for us to learn: happiness, wisdom, loss, heartbreak, and enlightenment. It is a Pandora’s box of emotions, situations, opportunities, and failures, all wrapped into a package we call life. Nobody is immune, but everyone has the opportunity to grow tall or wither like a flower in harsh light. Its completely up to us how we choose to respond. Finding Hope in the Darkness of Grief is a gleaning of insights from artist Diamante Lavender. For her, life has been a long, difficult road, but it has taught many poignant lessons. Her poetry collection is an exploration of the human soul, a traversing of situations that life throws at us. Diamante has always been intrigued by the ability to overcome and move on to bigger and better things. She writes to encourage hope and possibility in those who read her stories. If she can help others heal, as she has, then Diamantes work as an author and artist will have been well spent. She believes that everyone should try to leave a positive mark on the world, to make it a better place for all. Writing is the way that she is attempting to leave her mark one story at a time.


[Even during the times you feel most alone / there is always a presence watching you]


(Balboa Press, 16 June 2018, ebook, 74 pages, copy from @PoeticBookTours and voluntarily reviewed, taking part in the blog tour on 1 September)




This is my first time reading the author. The poetry and prose is very good. The collection also contains a few pieces of art-work. Some of these are really beautiful and took my breath away. The art really compliments the words within. I liked the way Diamante uses poetry, prose and art to show how you can overcome grief and move on. I am a person who dwells on negative emotions, who absorbs them and at times I’ve let them suffocate me. Diamante shows how you can get through grief and what may seem like the worst experience in your life. The prose and poetry in this collection focuses on healing and finding your way back to happiness. There is a lot of inspiration in this collection.



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