A Selection of Published Poems to Read -Click  title below


The hint

So many ways to lose your heart

Stepping into 5 am, San Carlos

My folks had private morning rituals

I'm too big to fit

Emergency! 911

La Bahia summer sits on my writing

I am Thankful but ashamed

6am Meteor showers

The elevator's secret

Don't junkyard me yet!

They don't notice us those trees

Remembering Tao

American Dream Cowboy

Something about his hands

The Shame in School Hallways

Morning Mystery

After twenty years is there fire?

Writing History

I am a crone writing in an uncommon common voice about people’s stories, death, aging, and witnessing our culture, while I put shoulder to the wheel of change and hope with all I write. I've been seriously writing since 1978 ow retired from Interfaith Chaplaincy in the death and dying field, I live in Sonora, Mexico and visit my thriving family in northern California.


In 1978 I received a California Arts Council Grant to establish a rural poetry series; also co-published a small regional arts journal; was a co-owner of an alternative literature service; and produced poetry readings and performances.


My poems have been published or are forthcoming in a variety of journals and publications such as:        


Only poems that have been published are included on this website. On the poem page is the publication date and where it was published. The links that are not live are poems that have been chosen, but the publications have not yet been published.


Cold Lake Anthology

Calyx: Women and Aging

Songs to the Sun

Poetry is a Mountain

The Wide Open Sky

Words are Power

Smoke & Myrrors (UK)


       Fallow Deer

The MacGuffin

Muddy River Poetry Review

The Voices Project

The Avalon Literary Review

Adelaid International Magazine

Galway Review

Ginosko Literary Review

California Quarterly 


The Ricochet


Hags on Fire

NewVerse News


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Sharon Lopez Mooney, published poet, Interfaith Minister, spiritual coach