Jocelyn Jones

It is About Love (2021)


It is About Love opens the reader to joy and wonder while not fearing to communicate what is painful and disturbing as it arises. In this wise and graceful debut collection, global injustice and threat are faced with compassionate strength, while the natural world, experienced as sanctuary, grounds and delights. Quietly influenced by William Blake, Mary Oliver and Hafiz, Jocelyn Jones’ poems float like bright leaves downstream from their sources in her profession as a healer, activist travels in Africa, earth-based ceremonial work in Sussex, and the gifts of motherhood and long-lasting friendships.

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Praise and Poems

Jocelyn Jones’ poetry has warmth and humanity, balanced with a down-to-earth spirituality that is a real balm for the challenging times we live in. – Colin Hambrook

There is a value to listening to this woman of water, whose insights swish around your body, sometimes chilling, sometimes cooling, sometimes drawing a mild perspiration as you also remember different aspects of yourself. I would give some of these words to my daughter because it can speak to youthfulness and I can also gift some of these lines to a wizened elder, for she too can find therein comfort . . . although there is disappointment, from time to time and from person to person, we remember, in Jocelyn’s words: ‘We are not yet done’.  – Mama D


So quiet
I can hear
even a leaf fall

one perfect yellow beech leaf
twirling like a soft dance
to the woodland floor

a squirrel
thuds from on high
close to my head

all quiet again
he is collecting nuts

I contemplate
the fallen branch
home to mosses and fungus
and tiny things I cannot see

lying here quietly
no more concerning
than a log

I feel at home


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