a single drop of honey

by Marcia K. Martin

Release date: Late 2018

Originally published in 2000, this publication will be the 18th Anniversary Edition, with an additional 100 pages and dozens more photographs, paintings and artwork. Unlike the 2000 version, all photographs throughout this striking new edition are printed in full color.

About “A Single Drop of Honey”

This is a love story, told in the ancient bard tradition — in poetry, with lush imagery and exquisite wordsmithing.

While most books of poetry are collections of writings on many different and often unrelated subjects, “a single drop of honey” reads more like a novella. It chronicles an entire relationship from beginning to end.

Martin writes of the longing for love (“Dreaming Hope”), of the indescribable joy of meeting one’s soulmate (“Envying Eden”), of the most intense yet innocent passion one can feel (How Does One Transcribe Magic?”), and ultimately of wrenching heartbreak (“The Angel’s Betrayal”). These are just a few of the 69 poems that weave the tapestry of this tale.

This book will leave you extraordinarily moved, and breathless at the roller coaster ride that defines those great love affairs that are doomed to implode under the sheer weight of their own rapture.


Praise for “A Single Drop of Honey”

“This book is a deliciously sensual gift. Read it and fall in love with language all over again.”

— J. Warren, author of Stealing Ganymede

“Marcia Martin takes the Universe in hand and holds it to view, connecting us with the beauty, possibility, and mystery that unites us in our common humanity.”

— Sue Walker, Poet Laureate of Alabama,
Stokes Distinguished Professor of Creative Writing

“In this collection, Marcia Martin leads us ‘down the oyster shell driveway’ (‘The Wooden Trumpet’) into a world of mystery and muse, jasmine and jazz. These poems are strong, yet vulnerable, an alluring combination.”

— Sandra Thompson-Gillis, Co-Founder of Angelstone Press
and author of The Moon Someone Cut in Half

“With this meaty collection, Marcia Martin has shown herself to be ‘a woman of substance and form/ that talks back under the sculptor’s hand’ (‘Pablo’s Woman’).”

— Beth Bradley, Co-Founder of Angelstone Press