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10 January 2PM EST CUTV News Radio

December 29, 2016


Contact: CUTV News Radio, (631) 850-3314

CUTV News Radio spotlights author Franki deMerle Vancouver, WA

– This is not our first time here and it won’t be our last. We’re spiritual beings on a physical journey. When this journey ends, we will begin a new one in a new body and a new time and place. Franki deMerle is the author of three novels, each focused on the subject of reincarnation: Deception Past, a novel of past life identity theft, murder, blackmail, and forgiveness; Dragonfly Dreams, a novel of romance and reincarnation; and Five Flowers, an historical reincarnation novel. Each novel draws on dreams, premonitions, past life regressions and memories.

“Reincarnation is a subject that interests me. I personally believe in it, but you don’t have to believe in reincarnation to read my novels,” says deMerle. “Whether you believe in reincarnation or not, it offers great structures for a novel.”

deMerle started writing poetry when she was only 15 years old out of an emotional need to express herself and her deepest feelings. She grew up Huntsville, Alabama, during the Civil Rights Movement, and would listen to Dr. Martin Luther King on the radio in her bedroom, much to the dismay of her parents who did not subscribe to Dr. King’s message of equality.  “This is why I’m a writer, I believe,” says deMerle. “I’m a sensitive person and sensitive to others, but most importantly I have something to say about tolerance.”

deMerle has also published three volumes of poetry: Ripples On the Surface, deMerle’s earliest collection of poetry, often described as mystical, which includes poems deMerle wrote from the 1960s to 2006; Child of the Universe, which covers 2006 to 2010; and her most recent book of poetry entitled A Call to Contemplation.  “My poetry is a search for meaning, beauty and harmony in a world of contention and conflict,” says deMerle. deMerle says if there is one thing she hopes readers glean from her writing it’s compassion and forgiveness.

CUTV News Radio will feature Franki deMerle in an interview with Doug Llewelyn on January 10th at 2pm EST. Listen to the show on BlogTalkRadio.  If you have a question for our guest, call (347) 996-3389. For more information on Franki deMerle, visit


My Third Collection of Poetry Is Now Available

June 7, 2015

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This is my third collection of poetry after Ripples on the Surface and Child of the Universe. It’s currently available on Kindle, but the paperback version is in the works The cover picture is a bonsai wisteria. As with my other collections, A Call To Contemplation includes my thoughts about my perspective of life in general and specific, but this one is more frequently inspired by my practice of meditation. Many of the poems were written while contemplating the beauty and serenity of my cats, my Celtic harp, and the Portland, Oregon, Japanese Gardens on the west side of town near the zoo.

With this collection, I feel I’ve completed a life’s work, although one never knows what may be written in the future. But for now, I’m focusing on writing music and more novels. I’ve just copywrited my musical “calling card”, inspired by a performance of the Oregon Symphony conducted by Carlos Kalmar at the beginning of this year. It’s called Mercurial Collection of Duets and/or Solos for Celtic Harp and Classic Guitar (my instruments) and includes six pieces: Mercury in D, Mercury in A, Mercury in E, Mercury in B, Mercury in F, and Mercury in C. I intend to find a way to publish it. This will be a first for me.

I’m getting close to finishing my next novel, Roundabout, which is a future incarnation novel. It takes place in Wick, Scotland. It will be my fourth reincarnation novel after Deception Past, Dragonfly Dreams, and Five Flowers. I’m having fun, and I hope you enjoy reading them.

child of the universe

For Robin Williams

August 13, 2014

for Robin Williams

So many things I’d never thought of
You spouted naturally
At a speed most can’t keep up with
You let it all flow free

You were the epitome of human being
Kindness incarnate
Not making fun of others
But of life for us to laugh

The clown crying inside
Some mock the creative fire
That enlightens and consumes us
As we forgive them and reach higher

It hurts to live with cruelty
What about this life is not?
Kindness laughing freely
I hope that’s what you’ve got

I choose to live in a place
With legal death with dignity
You chose your time and way
Someday we’ll all be free

Gentle spirit, judge me not
As I will not judge you
Smile now and forever, my friend
That’s how I’ll remember you

from A Call to Contemplation by Franki deMerle

Unconscious Revealed

February 25, 2014

My favorite place to write poetry is the Portland, Oregon, Japanese Gardens. I was there this past Saturday afternoon. It was cloudy, as usual, but not raining. Everywhere in the Gardens is the sound of running water. I was aware of this as I found a quiet bench, sat down, and began to write. My first poem was about unrevealed water in us, around us, and everywhere. The last stanza was:

“Step carefully

Where it is revealed

Is slippery”

I wrote some more poems, moved to other benches, wandered around, and wrote some more. Finally I made my way down to the coy pond. I love their brilliant colors. After watching them, I continued down the path, tripped, and fell.

Of course, since I realized, I’ve been laughing at myself, but next time I’m taking my walking stick …

Child of the Universe

December 7, 2012

My second collection of poetry has been published. Child of the Universe is $1.75 ebook and $12.95 paper back (due out in about a week). Author’s Note from Child of the Universe:

I began writing poetry in my dreams when I was about 14 years old. Eventually I would wake up as I was writing, and finally I learned to write while conscious. For the first decade or two, I wrote in mirror writing. I have since broken that habit. Ripples on the Surface was my first collection of poetry. Child of the Universe is my second. I don’t presume to know whence some of these thoughts arise, but I feel safe in saying they come from the unconscious.

I believe I began writing as a way of coping with troubling times and life conflicts. Now I write to express deep emotions, sort out what disturbs me, and express moments of peace and clarity, which fortunately come more frequently now. These are basic human expressions—expressions of living—of being. I’ve read that only one-tenth of a percent of human genetic material distinguishes us as individuals. It’s our choice to see the forest or the trees. We, like all living creatures, are all children of the Universe, and like many, I am a child of the verse.

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The Unimportance of Importance

March 27, 2012

Last night I dreamed about how I used to think it was important to do something important, but now I understand that doing something important isn’t what’s important at all. In a virtual world where opinions are spouted without consideration for consequences to others’ differences, and with so little tolerance in the mix, just being kind is monumental. In a world full of snap judgments, tolerance is more important than  recognition. Before judging, realization of how little one really knows might be considered. One never knows what others are thinking or what they actually know, and trying to find out isn’t important. I guess I finally understand that blogging is sharing with everyone letters one writes to oneself. By the way, I’m still working on Five Flowers (novel) and Child of the Universe (poetry). I just understand how, in the overall scheme of things, it’s not important, and that’s why I’ll keep working.

I’m on YouTube!

April 3, 2011

Please watch my video at  Please also visit my Independent Author Network page at  My website remains  Thank you very much and I hope you enjoy my books. I’m still working on novel #3, and I’ve also started my first nonfiction about love stories between pets & owners and pets & pets. Still have another manuscript of poetry to publish one of these days. Thanks so much for your interest.

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