The Challenge: Write a poem a day for an entire year and post each one on Facebook

The Rules: No editing, except for glaring typos or omissions.

The Results: A raw, compelling diary that reflects on the topics that occupied poet and author Delta Donohue’s heart, mind, and vision over the course of a year.

The Ripple Effect: Be inspire, and see what challenges you!

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"A magical 365-day poetic journey"
Steve Hinman
Poet/Author of the award-winning Adventures of Durango Pete
"Through Donohue's captivating poetry, she honors the human spirit as it shifts, changes, and reflects back to us the beauty of life."
Lizanne Corbit
Author of The Night Star: Reflections on the Path of the Divine Feminine

What happens when you wake up one day in your comfortable, climate-controlled, corporate career in middle management and say, “Enough! Money isn’t everything. I want to make a difference in our world.”

This stream of thought launched 47-year-old Delta Donohue into an adventure that would last over seven years and involve volunteering in an orphanage in India, elephants and camels, starting a social enterprise that partners with village women, and more elephants and camels – along with several monkeys and one particular cow.

The First Taste Belongs to the Gods is a deeply personal collection of stories and poetic reflections chronicling these years of going back and forth to India and the interior journey it prompted. This unconventional, poignant travelogue will have you laughing, crying and asking yourself, “What life do I dream of?”

Delta Donohue's The First Taste Belongs to the Gods book cover
CIPA EVVY First Place Book Award
"...this book is a delight...a treat for all your senses. Highly, highly recommended."
Dr. Jessica Voigts
Publisher, Wandering Educators & Journey to Scotland
"...a master story teller and spinner of tales... Donohue helps to reminds us of why we travel…"
Jane Stanfield
Author of Where is She Heading