Official Publication!

I am excited to announce the official publication of my first book!

“Inspirations, Transformations and Revelations: A Poetic Expression of My Personal Journey” is officially available for purchase in paperback and e-book on Amazon!

This book features a collection of fifty poems reflecting personal growth in my aspirations, relationships, and understanding of my life.

Please visit the following link on Amazon!

Thank you to everyone who has supported me on my journey to publication through following my blog, providing feedback and cheering me on! Also, thanks to all my friends and family members who are celebrating with me on this very exciting accomplishment!

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Sarah Ritter is a writer who shares her feelings and experiences on the blog “Sarah Ritter’s Revelations… A Collection of My Poems & Short Stories.”

Her first book Inspirations, Transformations and Revelations: A Poetic Expression of My Personal Journey is available in paperback and e-book on Amazon!

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Whole Life

I am living half a life with
The one who makes me whole
Sharing the cost of a life
That now costs twice as much

Paying years of interest
On a couple hours of happiness
Spending half our days apart
In order to afford our life together

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Sarah Ritter shares her feelings and experiences on the blog “Sarah Ritter’s Revelations… A Collection of My Poems & Short Stories.”

Her writing has also been featured on CT Working Moms, Brave and Reckless and Whisper and the Roar.

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Her first book “Inspirations, Transformations and Revelations: A Poetic Expression of My Personal Journey” is available in paperback and e-book on Amazon!

The book is available to purchase in person at Burgundy Books in Old Saybrook, Connecticut, and That Book Store in her hometown of Wethersfield, Connecticut

AudibleAvailable as an audiobook on Audible!

Sarah Ritter is also a contributing poet to the “We Are Beat Anthology” and the “Goddess Anthology” by The National Beat Poetry Foundation, as well as the “Connecticut Bards Northwest Poetry Review,” “The Mondo” and “A Pathway To Dreams” published by Local Gems Press.

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If you are would like to order a signed and personalized copy of either book, please order from Etsy or e-mail me at sarahritterwriter@gmail.com

Bards Poetry

To listen to a few of Sarah Ritter’s poems featured in the “Inspirations, Transformations and Revelations: A Poetic Expression of My Personal Journey,” click on the Bard’s Poetry Revolution Podcast episode featured on 04/04/20.

To listen to the Mondo collaboration between poet John Dutton and Sarah Ritter, click on the Bard’s Poetry Revolution Podcast episode featured on 04/17/20.

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Linked

No matter how much distance
Currently exists between us
We are linked together 
As if hands clasped in hands
Arms looped in arms
Despite the fact that
We can’t touch each other right now
Our hearts are reaching out
With the promise that
We will soon return

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Sarah Ritter shares her feelings and experiences on the blog “Sarah Ritter’s Revelations… A Collection of My Poems & Short Stories.”

Her writing has also been featured on CT Working Moms, Brave, Reckless and Whisper and the Roar and Straw Dog Writer’s Guild.

Amazon

Her first book “Inspirations, Transformations and Revelations: A Poetic Expression of My Personal Journey” is available in paperback and e-book on Amazon!

The book is available to purchase in person at Burgundy Books in Old Saybrook, Connecticut, and That Book Store in her hometown of Wethersfield, Connecticut

Audible

Available as an audiobook on Audible!

Sarah Ritter is also a contributing poet to the “We Are Beat Anthology” and the “Goddess Anthology” by The National Beat Poetry Foundation, as well as several anthologies published by Local Gems Press.

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If you are would like to order a signed and personalized copy of either book, please order from Etsy or e-mail me at sarahritterwriter@gmail.com

Bards Poetry

To listen to a few of Sarah Ritter’s poems featured in the “Inspirations, Transformations and Revelations: A Poetic Expression of My Personal Journey,” click on the Bard’s Poetry Revolution Podcast episode featured on 04/04/20.

To listen to the “Mondo” collaboration between poet John Dutton and Sarah Ritter, click on the Bard’s Poetry Revolution Podcast episode featured on 04/17/20.

To listen to Sarah Ritter’s poem “Books,” featured in “CHAOS, A Poetry Vortex,” click on the Bard’s Poetry Revolution Podcast episode featured on 08/28/20.

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Smoke Screen

You say so many words when talking

But, I don’t know which you truly mean

Are you being blunt with me?

Are you hiding behind a smoke screen?

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Sarah Ritter shares her feelings and experiences on the blog “Sarah Ritter’s Revelations… A Collection of My Poems & Short Stories.”

Her writing has also been featured on CT Working Moms, Brave and Reckless and Whisper and the Roar.

Amazon

Her first book “Inspirations, Transformations and Revelations: A Poetic Expression of My Personal Journey” is available in paperback and e-book on Amazon!

The book is available to purchase in person at Burgundy Books in Old Saybrook, Connecticut, and That Book Store in her hometown of Wethersfield, Connecticut

AudibleAvailable as an audiobook on Audible!

Contributing Anthologies

Sarah Ritter is also a contributing poet to the “We Are Beat Anthology” and the “Goddess Anthology” by The National Beat Poetry Foundation, as well as several anthologies published by Local Gems Press.

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If you are would like to order a signed and personalized copy of either book, please order from Etsy or e-mail me at sarahritterwriter@gmail.com

Bards Poetry

To listen to a few of Sarah Ritter’s poems featured in the “Inspirations, Transformations and Revelations: A Poetic Expression of My Personal Journey,” click on the Bard’s Poetry Revolution Podcast episode featured on 04/04/20.

To listen to the “Mondo” collaboration between poet John Dutton and Sarah Ritter, click on the Bard’s Poetry Revolution Podcast episode featured on 04/17/20.

To listen to Sarah Ritter’s poem “Books,” featured in “CHAOS, A Poetry Vortex,” click on the Bard’s Poetry Revolution Podcast episode featured on 08/28/20.

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The Meaning of Quality Time

Today is the anniversary of my mom’s birthday. Her fiftieth birthday party was one of the last birthdays we celebrated with her before she lost her battle to cancer. Seeing this picture makes me think about the awareness of the significance and meaning of quality time. Even though we were commemorating a milestone birthday, at this point we were all too aware that we didn’t truly know how much more time we still had with her. However, we continued to try to live our lives as normally as possible and to spend quality time together as we could.

In the past year of Covid, everyone has been forced to evaluate what constitutes a life of quality, and the significance of our interactions with others in our lives. We have to continously evaluate our own health and take extra precautions when around others. We are forced to consider whether spending time with our friends and family members now, is worth the risk of someone contracting the virus in a few days or weeks. We have had to reevaluate what constitutes spending quality time together as we transitioned to zoom meetings and waving from six feet away. Sadly, many of us have had to deal with the complicated feelings of suddenly losing friends and family members to the virus, while unable to hug or say goodbye in person.

Covid has also nudged us all to really think about the people in our lives and appreciate the significance of their presence to the quality of our lives. While we have each made an effort to refrain from large gatherings for safety reasons, we have also had the opportunity to find creative ways to stay in touch with those we love the most. Being apart longer than we have traditionally done so and not seeing each other during the holidays, has opened our eyes to how much happiness each person brings to our lives.

So on the memory of my mom’s birthday, I think of all the lessons I have learned from her love, her life and her passion to make the most of life with her friends and family. I also take a moment to reflect on the fact that this year, her own sister joined her in heaven and I hope maybe, they are spending the birthday together for the first time in fifteen years.

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Sarah Ritter shares her feelings and experiences on the blog “Sarah Ritter’s Revelations… A Collection of My Poems & Short Stories.”

Her writing has also been featured on CT Working Moms, Brave, Reckless and Whisper and the Roar and Straw Dog Writer’s Guild.

Amazon

Her first book “Inspirations, Transformations and Revelations: A Poetic Expression of My Personal Journey” is available in paperback and e-book on Amazon!

The book is available to purchase in person at Burgundy Books in Old Saybrook, Connecticut, and That Book Store in her hometown of Wethersfield, Connecticut

Audible

Available as an audiobook on Audible!

Sarah Ritter is also a contributing poet to the “We Are Beat Anthology” and the “Goddess Anthology” by The National Beat Poetry Foundation, as well as several anthologies published by Local Gems Press.

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If you are would like to order a signed and personalized copy of either book, please order from Etsy or e-mail me at sarahritterwriter@gmail.com

Bards Poetry

To listen to a few of Sarah Ritter’s poems featured in the “Inspirations, Transformations and Revelations: A Poetic Expression of My Personal Journey,” click on the Bard’s Poetry Revolution Podcast episode featured on 04/04/20.

To listen to the “Mondo” collaboration between poet John Dutton and Sarah Ritter, click on the Bard’s Poetry Revolution Podcast episode featured on 04/17/20.

To listen to Sarah Ritter’s poem “Books,” featured in “CHAOS, A Poetry Vortex,” click on the Bard’s Poetry Revolution Podcast episode featured on 08/28/20.

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Masterpiece

Words splattered on a page
Undirected characters on a stage
Scratched out notes littering the room
Strings of instruments out of tune
I try to coax them in to form
But those random lines won’t adjourn

Then letters dribble, at first a bit slow
Soon they quicken to a flow
Words soon spill, then gush
Like an avalanche’s mighty rush
My thoughts erupting out of my brain
There’s an energy I can’t contain

A blank paper, like a blank canvas
Transformed by an artist’s paintbrush
Unheard thoughts strung along
Like notes in the chord of a song
Despite all that time wasted perfecting lines
A masterpiece is created transcending time
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Sarah Ritter shares her feelings and experiences on the blog “Sarah Ritter’s Revelations… A Collection of My Poems & Short Stories.”

Her writing has also been featured on CT Working Moms, Brave and Reckless and Whisper and the Roar.

AmazonHer first book “Inspirations, Transformations and Revelations: A Poetic Expression of My Personal Journey” is available in paperback and e-book on Amazon!

The book is available to purchase in person at Burgundy Books in Old Saybrook, Connecticut, and That Book Store in her hometown of Wethersfield, Connecticut

AudibleAvailable as an audiobook on Audible!

Sarah Ritter is also a contributing poet to the “We Are Beat Anthology” and the “Goddess Anthology” by The National Beat Poetry Foundation, as well as the “Connecticut Bards Northwest Poetry Review,” “The Mondo” and “A Pathway To Dreams” published by Local Gems Press.

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If you are would like to order a signed and personalized copy of either book, please order from Etsy or e-mail me at sarahritterwriter@gmail.com

Bards Poetry

To listen to a few of Sarah Ritter’s poems featured in the “Inspirations, Transformations and Revelations: A Poetic Expression of My Personal Journey,” click on the Bard’s Poetry Revolution Podcast episode featured on 04/04/20.

To listen to the Mondo collaboration between poet John Dutton and Sarah Ritter, click on the Bard’s Poetry Revolution Podcast episode featured on 04/17/20.

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My Expanding Heart

How can the heart contain this much love?
I feel my heart expanding against my ribs
But I feel like I will burst from restraint
Because my heart wants to grow
Even if there is not enough room

© 2020 Sarah Ritter. All Rights Reserved.

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Sarah Ritter shares her feelings and experiences on the blog “Sarah Ritter’s Revelations… A Collection of My Poems & Short Stories.”

Her writing has also been featured on CT Working Moms, Brave and Reckless and Whisper and the Roar Amazon

Her first book “Inspirations, Transformations and Revelations: A Poetic Expression of My Personal Journey” is available in paperback and e-book on Amazon!

The book is available to purchase in person at Burgundy Books in Old Saybrook, Connecticut, and That Book Store in her hometown of Wethersfield, Connecticut

AudibleAvailable as an audiobook on Audible!

Sarah Ritter is also a contributing poet to the “We Are Beat Anthology” and the “Goddess Anthology” by The National Beat Poetry Foundation, as well as the “Connecticut Bards Northwest Poetry Review,” “The Mondo” and “A Pathway To Dreams” published by Local Gems Press.

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If you are would like to order a signed and personalized copy of either book, please order from Etsy or e-mail me at sarahritterwriter@gmail.com

Bards Poetry

To listen to a few of Sarah Ritter’s poems featured in the “Inspirations, Transformations and Revelations: A Poetic Expression of My Personal Journey,” click on the Bard’s Poetry Revolution Podcast episode featured on 04/04/20.

To listen to the Mondo collaboration between poet John Dutton and Sarah Ritter, click on the Bard’s Poetry Revolution Podcast episode featured on 04/17/20.

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My Gift

I wrapped my heart
In delicate tissue paper
Placed it in a gift box
Secured the lid shut 
Wrapped the box
With decorative paper
And a bright, shiny, bow
Then handed my gift to you
For you to open
And to keep

© 2020 Sarah Ritter. All Rights Reserved.

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Sarah Ritter shares her feelings and experiences on the blog “Sarah Ritter’s Revelations… A Collection of My Poems & Short Stories.”

Her writing has also been featured on CT Working Moms, Brave, Reckless and Whisper and the Roar and Straw Dog Writer’s Guild.

Amazon

Her first book “Inspirations, Transformations and Revelations: A Poetic Expression of My Personal Journey” is available in paperback and e-book on Amazon!

The book is available to purchase in person at Burgundy Books in Old Saybrook, Connecticut, and That Book Store in her hometown of Wethersfield, Connecticut

Audible

Available as an audiobook on Audible!

Sarah Ritter is also a contributing poet to the “We Are Beat Anthology” and the “Goddess Anthology” by The National Beat Poetry Foundation, as well as several anthologies published by Local Gems Press.

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If you are would like to order a signed and personalized copy of either book, please order from Etsy or e-mail me at sarahritterwriter@gmail.com

Bards Poetry

To listen to a few of Sarah Ritter’s poems featured in the “Inspirations, Transformations and Revelations: A Poetic Expression of My Personal Journey,” click on the Bard’s Poetry Revolution Podcast episode featured on 04/04/20.

To listen to the “Mondo” collaboration between poet John Dutton and Sarah Ritter, click on the Bard’s Poetry Revolution Podcast episode featured on 04/17/20.

To listen to Sarah Ritter’s poem “Books,” featured in “CHAOS, A Poetry Vortex,” click on the Bard’s Poetry Revolution Podcast episode featured on 08/28/20.

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Under a Blushing Sky Publication

I’m proud to announce two of my poems: “Lies” and “Mirror Pieces” were were selected for publication in “Under a Blushing Sky: Poems about New Beginnings,” edited by Stacy Savage.

The proceeds from the anthology will support the domestic violence related organizations New Beginnings – Ending Domestic Violence and A Better Way

You can learn more about the organization the book will benefit by visiting their website at http://www.newbegin.org.

The book is available for purchase on Amazon. Signed copies are available on my Etsy site.

Under the Blushing Sky

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Sarah Ritter shares her feelings and experiences on the blog “Sarah Ritter’s Revelations… A Collection of My Poems & Short Stories.”

Her writing has also been featured on CT Working Moms, Brave, Reckless and Whisper and the Roar and Straw Dog Writer’s Guild.

Amazon

Her first book “Inspirations, Transformations and Revelations: A Poetic Expression of My Personal Journey” is available in paperback and e-book on Amazon!

The book is available to purchase in person at Burgundy Books in Old Saybrook, Connecticut, and That Book Store in her hometown of Wethersfield, Connecticut

Audible

Available as an audiobook on Audible!

Sarah Ritter is also a contributing poet to the “We Are Beat Anthology” and the “Goddess Anthology” by The National Beat Poetry Foundation, as well as several anthologies published by Local Gems Press.

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If you are would like to order a signed and personalized copy of either book, please order from Etsy or e-mail me at sarahritterwriter@gmail.com

Bards Poetry

To listen to a few of Sarah Ritter’s poems featured in the “Inspirations, Transformations and Revelations: A Poetic Expression of My Personal Journey,” click on the Bard’s Poetry Revolution Podcast episode featured on 04/04/20.

To listen to the “Mondo” collaboration between poet John Dutton and Sarah Ritter, click on the Bard’s Poetry Revolution Podcast episode featured on 04/17/20.

To listen to Sarah Ritter’s poem “Books,” featured in “CHAOS, A Poetry Vortex,” click on the Bard’s Poetry Revolution Podcast episode featured on 08/28/20.

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Best Moments

Sometimes the best moments in life
Are those when you smile because
You are aware that in those moments
You are exactly where you want to be
With the people you want to be with

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Sarah Ritter shares her feelings and experiences on the blog “Sarah Ritter’s Revelations… A Collection of My Poems & Short Stories.”

Her writing has also been featured on CT Working Moms, Brave, Reckless and Whisper and the Roar and Straw Dog Writer’s Guild.

Amazon

Her first book “Inspirations, Transformations and Revelations: A Poetic Expression of My Personal Journey” is available in paperback and e-book on Amazon!

The book is available to purchase in person at Burgundy Books in Old Saybrook, Connecticut, and That Book Store in her hometown of Wethersfield, Connecticut

Audible

Available as an audiobook on Audible!

Sarah Ritter is also a contributing poet to the “We Are Beat Anthology” and the “Goddess Anthology” by The National Beat Poetry Foundation, as well as several anthologies published by Local Gems Press.

images2584331044793692262.png

If you are would like to order a signed and personalized copy of either book, please order from Etsy or e-mail me at sarahritterwriter@gmail.com

Bards Poetry

To listen to a few of Sarah Ritter’s poems featured in the “Inspirations, Transformations and Revelations: A Poetic Expression of My Personal Journey,” click on the Bard’s Poetry Revolution Podcast episode featured on 04/04/20.

To listen to the “Mondo” collaboration between poet John Dutton and Sarah Ritter, click on the Bard’s Poetry Revolution Podcast episode featured on 04/17/20.

To listen to Sarah Ritter’s poem “Books,” featured in “CHAOS, A Poetry Vortex,” click on the Bard’s Poetry Revolution Podcast episode featured on 08/28/20.

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Camera Picture

I could snap a picture with a camera
Put it behind glass with a frame
Or I could memorize this moment
Even if my memory isn’t quite the same

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Sarah Ritter shares her feelings and experiences on the blog “Sarah Ritter’s Revelations… A Collection of My Poems & Short Stories.”

Her writing has also been featured on CT Working Moms, Brave, Reckless and Whisper and the Roar and Straw Dog Writer’s Guild.

Amazon

Her first book “Inspirations, Transformations and Revelations: A Poetic Expression of My Personal Journey” is available in paperback and e-book on Amazon!

The book is available to purchase in person at Burgundy Books in Old Saybrook, Connecticut, and That Book Store in her hometown of Wethersfield, Connecticut

Audible

Available as an audiobook on Audible!

Sarah Ritter is also a contributing poet to the “We Are Beat Anthology” and the “Goddess Anthology” by The National Beat Poetry Foundation, as well as several anthologies published by Local Gems Press.

images2584331044793692262.png

If you are would like to order a signed and personalized copy of either book, please order from Etsy or e-mail me at sarahritterwriter@gmail.com

Bards Poetry

To listen to a few of Sarah Ritter’s poems featured in the “Inspirations, Transformations and Revelations: A Poetic Expression of My Personal Journey,” click on the Bard’s Poetry Revolution Podcast episode featured on 04/04/20.

To listen to the “Mondo” collaboration between poet John Dutton and Sarah Ritter, click on the Bard’s Poetry Revolution Podcast episode featured on 04/17/20.

To listen to Sarah Ritter’s poem “Books,” featured in “CHAOS, A Poetry Vortex,” click on the Bard’s Poetry Revolution Podcast episode featured on 08/28/20.

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