A Thousand Cranes, Volume 7 – New Poetry Book Released!

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Genre: Poetry

Series: A Thousand Cranes

Paperback: 228 Pages

 

Looking Back

looking back
I would never have imagined
that things could ever be this good
but they are

looking back on all those painful nights I cried
with nothing I could do to ease it but keep walking
I never could have imagined I could finally find this
but I did

looking back on all the times I thought it was the end
that there was no way I’d ever be happy, that my life would be a despondent hell
I never could have imagined I could be so happy
but I am

looking back on all those times I tried & fell & struggled to get back up
because I’d tried too many times & didn’t know how much further I could go
I never could have imagined that my life could get better
but it did

& looking back on all the days I felt unworthy of reciprocation
& all the times I wondered what it would be like to have a friend
I never could have imagined that could belong here
as much as you make me feel
I never could imagine that I’d feel as loved
as you make me feel
I never thought I could be as happy as I am now
but I can

A Thousand Cranes, Volume 7 is a collection of 100 poems.

 

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Olinguitos (Wonderful Wildlife, Volume 5) – New Book Published!

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Genre: Juvenile Non-Fiction
Paperback: 24 Pages
Series: Wonderful Wildlife

The olinguito is a small tree-dwelling mammal that lives in South America and has fluffy, reddish-orange fur. They are related to racoons, and many people think they look like a combination between otters and teddy bears. The proper way to pronounce their name is “O-ling-gee-toe.” Their scientific name is Bassaricyon neblina. Neblina is Spanish for “fog.” Learn all about them in this fascinating book for ages 7+.

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10 Things To Think About

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1. What ideas might live under your favorite chair
2. Peaceful cacophony
3. What color really is
4. A song which perfectly fits your favorite time of day
5. What you would do if you were the first person to see a shooting star
6. Does time matter in the scheme if things?
7. List three things you could write/photograph/draw/etc that you’ve never recorded before
8. What your favorite word is
9. The perfect name for your favorite tree
10. The fact that anything exists at all

An Experience – A Poem by Ashlee Craft

From my upcoming book, A Thousand Cranes, Vol. 7

 

 

An Experience

 

sitting in the place I once only knew in dreams

writing the words only mimed in imagination

going they the moments previously unrecorded by my skin

saying the words previously only whispered to the dark in silence

hearing the words that no one told me when I needed to hear them most

experiencing the feelings I feared that I’d never know

I feel vivid creations at my fingertips

& a constantly repeating new beginning

 

(c) 2014 Ashlee Craft

A Video About My Debut Album

 

Hello lovely fans! I’m so excited to announce that my debut album, Fields of Destiny is now available on Amazon MP3 for purchase! In this video, I talk about that, as well as give a little background story on my album. I really hope you enjoy it!

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A Thousand Cranes – Volume 6 – New Poetry Book Released!

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Genre : Poetry
Paperback : 206 Pages
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Clovers in the Sun

I once saw a clover shining in the sunlight
& in the background thru headphones, heroes
were singing about how we could do it
if only we were brave enough
& could be so when the times demanded this of us
if only we could be the heroes of our own stories
when there was no one else around to be our heroes

& like a bolt of stardust
falling from the sky
it hit me; I looked into my reflection
& bravely said
“I love you”

then I repeated this to the whole world & every soul in it
& my life was new

A Thousand Cranes, Volume 6 is a collection of 100 poems to inspire you.

Fields of Destiny Now Available on Amazon MP3!

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My debut album, Fields of Destiny, is now available for download on Amazon MP3! You can check it out here.

The release of my first album means a lot to me, & not just because releasing an album is exciting. I now feel like I’m really & truly a “legit” musician, & that having an album out is so much more impressive than having released a few singles. I think that releasing an album shows the world that a musician is serious about their songs, & by proving to the world, but most importantly yourself that music is one of your passions & you’re pursuing that – I think that’s really powerful. It inspires you to make more music, to try and outdo all that you’ve done before, to try to be the best that you can be. But even more than that, it ignites your passion towards being a musician in a way that releasing a single or two just doesn’t do – at least for me. An album just seems so epic in comparison, & it really made my day when it was published to Amazon MP3 & became available for all my lovely listeners – that’s you! – to hear. I put a lot of work into the album & it all paid off. I am absolutely in love with my album, & I hope that you will be too. You can stream it for free on  Soundcloud and YouTube, in case you’d like to listen to it in its entirety before checking it out on Amazon.

Here’s the track listing!

1. Great Day (3:16)

2. Shooting Star (3:14)

3. The Strength of Hope (3:26)

4. You’ll Never Own Me (3:50)

5. I Tried in the Night (5:32)

6. I Know You Can Make It (4:23)

7. I’m Going Out to Be Free (8:14)

8. Everything’s Gonna Be Alright (5:03)

9. Great Day (Reprise) (1:23)

 

As always, I hope that you have an absolutely amazing day!

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