Dianne Poppert has learned to trust that there is something greater in life—something that encourages unconditional love, illustrates the wonder of God’s grace, and sustains the natural world. In her debut collection of poems, Poppert invites others to join her in witnessing the beauty within every day. Poppert reflects on a wide variety of themes that include the day she discovered where the dragonfly sleeps; the moments she watched magenta light introduce the evening and the sunset splash mysterious artistry across the sky; and the indescribable joy she embraced as her granddaughters entered the world. Through graceful wordplay and vivid imagery, Poppert teaches all of us to look for the good, find the courage to just be, and practice gratitude for the simple gifts that life often brings. Shadows of a Pretty River offers a poignant glimpse into one woman’s life as she leads others down a lyrical path into her heart and soul.