Since it’s Sunday, today’s offering for New Zealand book month is Aotearoa Psalms by Joy Cowley with photos by Terry Coles, who is her husband.
Joy is best known as the author of children’s books, she has also written adult fiction. I came across this collection of meditations on my mother’s bookshelf.
I especially liked this from God of The Absurd:
Tune my ear to the laughter
of your universe
and help me to understand it
as my own.
And this from Do Dogs go to Heaven?
. . . I can’t count the times God has loved me
through small furred and feathered things,
how often I’ve been taught through them,
lessons of trust and playfulness,
simplicity and self-acceptance.
And since I do believe that heaven
is not so much a place as a state of being
I can say to my own mokopuna,
“Yes there are dogs in heaven.”
Post 11 in the post a day for New Zealand Book Month challenge.
Deborah has another Lynley Dodd favourite, Slinky Malinky Cat Flaps at In A Strangeland.
Rob gives us two for one at Rob’s Blockhead Blog: Ten Year’s Inside by Tom Scott and A Dagg At My Table by John Clarke.
And over at Kiwiblog David Farrar adds some facts to the figures on reading Kiwi books.