Poetry. Art. Carolyn Mary Kleefeld, painter, poet, writer, in this her 16th book (including bilingual editions in Korean and Romanian), expresses in paintings and poetry the sacred merging of love into the Beloved. "Here Rumi elopes with Chagall in a dance of color, compassion, and sensuality" (Dr. Darin Deterra, psychotherapist, author). An exhibit book of showings at the Shreveport and Santa Barbara Karpeles Library and Museum, this is a stunning publication.This is a bilingual (English-Japanese) edition of art & poetry by Carolyn Mary Kleefeld, translated into Japanese by Naoshi Koriyman, edited by Hisao Suzuki, co-edited and co-published by Coal House (Japan) & Cross-Cultural Communications (USA).
Born in Catford, England, Carolyn grew up in Southern California, where she studied art and psychology at UCLA. In 1980, she moved to her cliff-side home high above the Pacific Ocean in Big Sur, where she studies, writes, and paints amidst the surrounding wilderness. A passion for creative expression and a lifelong fascination with spiritual transformation have propelled Carolyn to become an award-winning poet, writer, and artist. Her eleven books have been used as inspirational texts in universities and healing centers and are featured along with the writings of seven other acclaimed woman writers in a continuing course, "The Other Half of the Sky: Eight Woman Writers," at Swansea University in Wales. Carolyn is the author of SOUL SEEDS: REVELATIONS & DRAWINGS (2008), VAGABOND DAWNS (2009), PSYCHE OF MIRRORS: A PROMENADE OF PORTRAITS (2012), and THE DIVINE KISS (2014), all from Cross-Cultural Communications. Carolyn's art is featured internationally in galleries, museums, private collections, and multimedia presentations.Author City: BIG SUR, CA USA