About the Book
A poetic journey from birth through passing, Bury Me Under a Lilac leaves death not proud, but steeped in the beauty of transformation, a natural movement to the next phase of personal and spiritual evolution.
This is Katherine Gotthardt's fifth book in which vivid metaphor, powerful imagery and artistic structure liberate free verse from the expected, while keeping the poems grounded and accessible.
Gotthardt says that’s where beliefs about death become important.
No matter what you believe, you’re better off sorting this kind of thing out fairly soon in life. Don’t spend your whole life in denial, hiding from the inevitable. Face it, analyze it, come to terms with it, and then get on with celebrating the everyday miracles that are too often overlooked.