Joan Myles


Joan Myles has always been a child of Wonder as well as a spiritual seeker. When she lost her sight at the age of 12, these qualities and writing poetry saved her from despair.

Joan earned a B.A. in Education, a Master’s in Jewish Studies. She married, raised four lively children, worked as a Rehabilitation Teacher, and taught Hebrew and Judaics for over 15 years.

Her first book of poetry, One With Willows, vividly expresses Joan’s child-like joy. She considers her poems to be a kind of footpath for readers, an opening into that place of delight, an invitation to awaken childlike wonder for themselves.

Joan’s words also reveal the invisible link between one human being and another, between humans and Nature, between the physical realm and the Spiritual. The idea of the Oneness of Creation flows through her work, the understanding of living in the world as a journey of discovery, of stepping into and between the various layers and levels of existence. Joan’s latest collection, One Glittering Wing, represents this kind of journey, specifically through her year long passage from the deep pain of her mother’s death toward reconciliation with Life.

Joan currently lives in Oregon with her best friend, who also happens to be her husband.

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Where to find Joan Myles online


One Goes to the Sea
Price: $6.00 USD. Words: 3,020. Language: English. Published: November 11, 2021. Categories: Poetry » Female authors
What is it about poetry that so readily connects readers with their Spiritual selves? And is it possible to focus these expanded faculties of perception beyond the page--intentionally, inward? One Goes to the Sea is a collection of the poet's waking and sleeping flights of fancy, her dream journal sketched poetically and visually illustrated by her daughter.
One Glittering Wing
Price: $6.00 USD. Words: 4,430. Language: English. Published: March 21, 2021. Categories: Poetry » Spiritual
Praised for it stunning images and lilting language, One Glittering Wing is a collection of playful, prayerful, mournful, powerful poems which deeply speak its author.
One with Willows
Price: $6.00 USD. Words: 4,750. Language: English. Published: March 20, 2019. Categories: Poetry » Female authors, Poetry » Themes & motifs » General
You will want One With Willows on your bookshelf when you need a friendly reminder that things can get better. It will sit with you on the edge of the bed when you are weary, and revive your sense of hope when you need a boost.

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