Co-published with Cross-Cultural Communications (New York).
Carolyn Mary Kleefeld, painter, poet, writer, in this her 16th book (including bilingual editions in Korean and Romanian), expresses in paintings and poetry the sacred merging of love into the Beloved.
'The Divine Kiss is a loving, passionate, and highly original work that inspires and evokes the lover in all of us. Here, Rumi elopes with Chagall in a dance of color, compassion, and sensuality. Carolyn Mary Kleefeld’s authentic, intelligent, and transcendent poetry takes us on a divine journey into the heart of love. Painting and poetry mirror one another, then merge together. Each poem is a multi-layered metaphor, borne of Eros, matured through Agape. The paintings dazzle, warm, and invite, making love with the prose.
Wildly enchanting, deeply moving, vulnerable yet powerful, we are caressed and transformed by The Divine Kiss. It is indeed the “kiss of a lifetime,” “milk for the soul”—a “sheer magic” that “silently possesses” us. This is a stunning piece of work'-Dr. Darin Deterra, Therapist and Author