A Selection of Published Poems to Read -Click  title below


I know a woman

Middle Womon

Soul of his beloved

Women on Fire #4


Rich, dark and moist

The elevator's secret

Morning Mystery

If only it were s sure thing

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. Now retired from Interfaith Ministry in the death and dying field, I live in 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:

The MacGuffin

Fallow Deer

The MacGuffin

Muddy River Poetry Review

The Voices Project

The Avalon Literary Review

Adelaide International Magazine

Galway Review

Ginosko Literary Review

California Quarterly 

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 dates below indicate dates written, not necessarily when published. The links that are not live are poems 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)


Dont junk yard me yet!  

I am old

Aging, a family thing

Intimate Conversations

They don't notice us those trees

When they ask me where I'm from

And, I quote Hafiz, I lean as close to you...

The hint

So many ways to lose your heart

Stepping into 5 am, San Carlos, Mexico

My folks had private morning rituals

I'm too big to fit

Emergency! 911

Bahia summer sits on my writing

I am Thankful but ashamed

6am Meteor showers

Remembering Tao

American Dream Cowboy

Something about his hands

The Shame in School Hallways


Caught on razor's edge

6am Meteor showers

After twenty years is there fire?

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

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