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Grasshopper Guru

Jane Brunette


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A humble intimacy with tiny things pervades these poems of simple transcendence where the Divine shimmers in the ordinary and the overlooked: roadside flowers and weasel bones, ancestral hauntings and a wooden floor, a fading moon and a parade of black ants. This book was born from a long cycle of retreat outside of the consumer matrix and read start to finish, serves as a kind of inner memoir of a time when wisdom and quiet heartbreak emerged from fading dreams and dilemmas, as darkness, sky and the small details of the natural world served as guru and monastery. Taken as a whole, the book is a celebration of the paradoxes inherent in the search for an intimate meeting place between spirit and earth.

Flamingseed Press, 9780989260510, 112pp.

Publication Date: June 10, 2013

About the Author

Jane Brunette teaches and writes about meditation, spirituality and creating a soulful life in challenging times. She created Writing from the Soul, an approach to writing that has sprouted groups around the world, and she mentors individuals in writing and spiritual practice. Trained as a psychotherapist and Buddhist teacher with a deep affinity for Christian mysticism and indigenous perspectives, she travels widely to challenge her social conditioning, living simply in cultures where this is still possible to free her time and her mind for contemplation and retreat. She is the author of two collections of poetry, CARTOON KALI and GRASSHOPPER GURU, as well as THE BIG AND THE SMALL: A SOUL STORY. Her websites are and