Liza Hyatt
Fernwood Press


These are poems for wayfarers, for spiritual seekers who look for the sacred in every moment, in every step. These poems celebrate every-day, simple tasks as spiritual practices through which the seeker engages with a world brimming with sacred encounter. Walking, commuting in rush hour, tending an unruly garden, cooking a humble meal, writing, telling stories, sitting and looking out the window, singing, dreaming, and dancing are seen through these poems as opportunities to bring compassion to our shared wounds and live each breath, each gesture as prayer opening us to deeper wholeness and healing.

Here is a poet intimate with soul, with every moment of possibility life brings us in spite of despair-and her poems celebrate intimacy with the word-and the world.

Rodger Kamenetz, author of Dream Logic and The History of Last Night's Dream

Liza Hyatt gathers us in close and starts with a sight, a sound, a deepening of the senses of what surrounds us and then to yet another deepening to what lies waiting for us in our hearts. Each poem is an invitation to slow down, savor and enter the unique and sacred simplicity that is our true self.

Mary Jo Heyen, Natural Dreamwork Practitioner, author of Dreaming into the Mystery: Explorations into Being with the Dreams and Visions of the Dying

Wayfaring is Liza Hyatt's best work. Honest, humble, open, and visionaryit takes us on her lifelong spiritual journey. The short, compressed, and gnomic poems sing in a transcendent way, yielding frequent epiphanies.

Norbert Krapf, former Indiana Poet Laureate, author of Songs for All Souls and Spirit Sister Dance

Liza Hyatt writes as a compassionate witness to the ordinariness of life. As I read her poems, it is as if she were accompanying me on an exploration of my humanity.... If you are a John O'Donahue fan, you will appreciate Hyatt's invitation to uncover your own secrets that await clarity and revelation.

Jeanette Banashak, EdD, PhD, co-founder/co-director of the Spiritual Guidance Training Institute

Liza Hyatt shares from the depth of her soul what it means to be fully human: to transcend life's challenges and to live with hope and purpose. These poems are a light-filled gift to the world. 

Janice L. Lundy, DMin, MPC, co-founder/co-director of the Spiritual Guidance Training Institute

Liza Hyatt

from Indianapolis, is an art therapist, therapeutic harpist, dreamworker, and spiritual guide who engages in writing, music, artmaking, and dreams as contemplative practice and in service of other's healing. She is the author of three previous books of poetry, two chapbooks, and a nonfiction guide to using art to grow Earth-stewardship communities. To learn more, visit: www.lizahyatt.com or www.thenaturaldream.com, or email her at lizahyatt at gmail dot com.


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