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Poetry by Ronda Miller

· Paperback: 110 pages
· Publisher: Meadowlark; 1 edition (May 17, 2015)
· Language: English
· ISBN-10: 0692434666
· ISBN-13: 978-0692434666

“MoonStain describes the blood moon as it shines through tree leaves, marking the long hours of sleepless night as it spreads from one point to another on a young child’s bedroom floor,” says Ronda Miller of the title poem of her collection.

Miller weaves stories of life, death, and love through her poetry, primarily narrative in form. From glimpses of her childhood home on her grandparents’ farm to images of a woman’s life, her loves, her losses, we learn of life’s stains, of moments that shape and become a part of one woman’s voice.

The power of vulnerability is the motif that runs through Ronda Miller’s excellent book of poetry, MoonStain. With the image of the ever-changing moon defining each section of the book, Miller’s poetry deals with the shifting emotional states that come with trauma and with survival and rebirth.
However, Miller doesn’t leave us in a state of despair. Her poem, “What my Mother Didn’t Teach me, I learned from the Prairie,” is a shout of affirmation that the land will give one a place, a sense of belonging.
As Miller says in the poem, “poetry you have to,”

“…give it your all it wants for nothing
leaves you intact makes you complete”

MoonStain is a book of poetry that will make the reader complete. It is a life in all its joy and sadness, a life of searching and discovery.
                                                                                                                                --Diane D. Wahto

Ronda Miller is a Life Coach who works with clients who have lost someone to homicide. She is a graduate of The University of Kansas and continues to live in Lawrence. She is a Fellow of The Citizen Journalism Academy, World Company, a Certified Life Coach with IPEC (Institute of Professional Empowerment Coaching), mother of Scott and Apollonia. She created poetic forms loku and ukol. She is the current Vice President for Kansas Authors Club, District 2 President, and served as Poetry Manager from 2011 to 2015.