Imagine a tree with bare branches but for one green leaf persisting. Green Leaf Places celebrates what that leaf represents--hope. For anyone who looks for hope in the struggle of life, this book of poems and song lyrics will welcome you. Much in the manner of William Stafford and other American poets who write simply about the places of everyday life and nature, the author shares her poems and songs of place with you, whether those places are broken relationships, aging, pets, nature--both its beauty and the threats upon it-- or family and friends. The song lyrics, with chords included, carry these themes of place and invite you to complete the melodies yourself and contact the author. Vivid imagery and concrete, sensory details paint pictures you can clearly see. Colors, rich hues, weave throughout the book. Colors of hope.