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Tanis Helliwell’s poetry evokes the mystery of spirit in its beautiful forms—be it lovers, beloved friends, nature, or God. A term sometimes used to describe this kind of poetry is ‘sacred poetry’ because it contains teaching lessons that assist us in our spiritual transformation.
Reminiscent of the witty and intimate teachings of Hafiz and Rumi and the celebration of love and life found in the words of Pablo Neruda and Mary Oliver, Embraced by Love urges us to wake up and love in all the forms that love takes. Each poem breathes life into our heart, soul and mind and calls us to open closed doors and embrace all life – beautiful just as it is.
“Tanis Helliwell’s poems are pearls distilled from over twenty-five years of her journey of heart and spirit. Each nugget is naked and true and worthy of contemplation. … Ann Mortifee, singer-composer, recipient of The Order of Canada.
“Embraced by Love is the work of a tender heart committed to the deeper journey. Beautiful.”… Paul Horn, legendary flutist-composer of Inside the Taj Mahal.