POETRY - American (General)
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The journey to "Somewhere Else" is easy to read straightforward light verse with illustrations reminiscent of the works of Shel Silverstein and Bruce Lansky.
Along the way you'll encounter Pirates, Mr. Perfect, and the unfortunate Mr. Schnee. You'll be warmed by Foolish Frank's Fire, get to see the great Computer Race, and solve the puzzle of the missing part in Incomplete. After meeting Billy on page #1 you will finish at the Ant Races on page #105 and each verse along the way will bring a smile.
Everyday situations are made absurd and the impossible is made to seem probable with style and wit to be enjoyed by all ages. Parents will enjoy reading these verses to their children as much as the children will enjoy hearing them.
Readers will see places, people, and things that may be familiar, but curiously different with a new point of view. They may even recognize themselves.
Over one hundred poems and illustrations to lift the spirit and have you smiling.
"My eleven-year-old was delighted and wanted to read every verse to me. He couldn't wait to share it with his friends."
"What fun! What a refreshing view of people and life's simple problems and pleasures. for fans of Shel Silverstein-a must read."
"A great read-aloud book for both kids and adults. The illustrations are right on target."
"Wonderfully witty! I'm sure I know some of the characters. One or two might be me. Relaxing reading that put a smile in my heart."
Love can make us feel so many emotions – joy, excitement, fear, depression, doubt, and anger. In this moving collection of poems, Elizabeth Maldonado shares her own experiences in dealing with the agony and exhilaration of love. Starting with those first anxious days of looking for love, Maldonado delves into the myriad thoughts and feelings that come with trying to find that special someone. “Alone On New Years” explores the isolation of being single on one of the most romantic nights of the year while “Finding Your Heart” beautifully portrays the uncertainty in giving your heart to someone new. The second section, entitled “Being in Love,” looks at those giddy days and weeks when two people come together and discover the headiness of romance. “A New Start” shows how everything looks bright and new with this burgeoning relationship while “Our World to Own” explores the way new love makes one feel invincible. Maldonado takes a deeper turn in the chapter “Losing Love” as she explores distrust, betrayal, sadness, and the despair of breaking up. The overwhelming question of why the relationship failed comes to life in “No Answers to Why” while “Doubts” examines the uncertainties that plague one’s mind in the search for answers. Full of vivid imagery, My Heart Is an Open Book brilliantly embraces the dizzying emotions of love.
Author Sarah Dadson has drawn inspiration for Conscientious Rhapsodies from her personal experiences. Her life’s journey has catapulted her into the world of prose and thought-provoking poetry. Dadson grew up in a culture where the language is spiced with a plethora of metaphors, similes, hyperboles, parables—rich literary menu of sumptuous literature. In this collection of rhapsodies in prose and verse, she considers the buzzing bee as it zips from flower to flower and the fluttering butterfly in the flower garden as this collection considers the beauty of the world around us. She also considers the social, physical, and political issues encountered in the present and anticipated for the future. Intended for all ages, Conscientious Rhapsodies examines the emotional core of the author’s existence. One Day at a Time Rome was certainly not built in one day. It was only a brick at a time that did it. Stay on task and build a stack. Understand a word and read a book. Read out loud and give a speech. Act it out and appear on screen. Hem your pants and walk in style. Plant a rose and cultivate a garden. Clean your house and breathe clean air. Show respect and be respected. Be a lady and attract a gentleman. Choose the right and be alright. One day at a time.
Reflections into Someone's Life is a collection of old and new poems, from one woman's travels through life to adulthood, facing head-on the things she'd rather ignore. Most of her works were destroyed in a flood and only retrieved through memory. Writing is what helped her get through many trials and tribulations of addiction, and inadequacy in her lifetime.
It was one of the things that assisted in guiding her on when most things just didn't seem worth holding onto. Struggling in her own mind to be accepted, writing helped her to learn about herself, as well as others. For years it felt like a crutch, but when she could help others with her writing, it became a blessing, then a passion and now a dream. The beauty of time and writing is, you eventually learn to come to terms with yourself, and see the things that really do matter.
An enjoyable read, it touches on many aspects of life with family, friends and everyday outlooks.
Beyond Poetry: A Journey of Unmasking is about unmasking divided personal Self Consciousness revealing ONE Unified Consciousness and the final dawning of impersonal NONE from which arouse ONE to appear as many.
Every mask along the way,
Comes from thought that this or that sway.
With no trace of words or sound,
Absolute Silence can be found,
With the reversal of these phrases,
Creation emerges into many masks and faces.
At the substratum of Existence,
There is no resistance!
Total spontaneous essence,
Appearing as HERE & NOW presence!
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This book has been happening to me for the past twenty years. That may sound a little strange but, I have never sat down at any time with the intention of writing a poem. It all began when I attended a funeral one afternoon. As I listened to the funeral service I could not help feeling how little comfort the words brought to me. All that day I could not stop thinking about the words of the service; surely, I thought, there must be better words to say to those who are grieving. That evening I went for a walk, and as I stood by a farm gate looking over the fields, I had the most extraordinary urge to wrote something. I had no idea what I should write; I only know that I must write.
So I hurried back home and sat down with a pen and paper. I still had no idea what I should write about. I sat there for about three minutes, still feeling the urge, and then my hand began to write. It is a very strange thing to see your hand writing words on paper which are not n your head. I'm quite used to it now, but on that first occasion I was a bit shocked. The writing that day was the poem 'Think of Me' and as you cans see, they are words which have brought comfort to friends from time to time. All the poems come through in their finished state, I rarely if ever have to change a word. I'm happy to say that years later I still get the urge and the poems are still bringing me messages. It is my sincere wish that others will find messages also.
Cover painting- "Comes the Dawn" by Des Floody
Have you ever read a poem, but weren't quiet sure what the author was talking about? Uniquely yours: A Poem for Every Occasion is written with the reader's personal taste in mind. You will travel with the author on a compelling journey through hidden door as you gain insight into human circumstances. The style is unique to meet the challenges of the Twenty-First Century.
Have you ever searched for the perfect introduction or conclusion to your perfect speech? Your search for the right words to say on unique occasions is over. Uniquely Yours: A Poem For Every Occasion will be one reference that you will cherish among your choicest books.
Uniquely Yours: A Poem for Every Occasion encompasses life experiences. It takes you, the reader on an individual walk through others experience as you view life-long lessons that are validated by biblical references Uniquely Yours: A Poem for Every Occasion is a fresh approach to the genre of poetry. The book is written around moral principles that are relative to human circumstances. Uniquely Yours: A Poem For Every Occasion is a collection of poems that conveys a message for everyone. There are ten different categories with over one hundred thirty poems to meet special needs and special occasions. Uniquely Yours: A Poem For Every Occasion is a treasure to be shared among professionals, ministers and church leaders, teachers, students, couples and families.
One of the poems in this book, "A TRIBUTE TO POSTAL CARRIERS", has been selected by Poetry.com to appear in the hardbound anthology titled Finding Your Wings. It was also chosen to be on a three volume CD and won the editors choice award in April 2003.
Princella Rollins White writes "While encountering different situations of my own as well as helping friends through trying times in life, I have been spiritually blessed with the ability to write through pain and find God's love through many ordeals."
This book was written to entertain, delight and remind the citizens and tourists of Cork that we live in a very historic and interesting city. Our interest is held by, not alone the buildings both old and new, but also by the people, the way we live our lives. This year, 2005, Cork is celebrating its status as the European Capital of Culture.
When we look a the word 'culture', we're aware of its emotive nature - it can mean different things to different people. I suppose we, as Cork citizens or visitors would generally agree that 'culture' would have something do with poetry, drama and art. However when you examine where all this drama and art can have take its inspiration, you will see the way we live our lives is a source of inspiration.
For me, poetry is a way to use words (without the constraints of grammar and syntax) to express how I see the city of Cork and the pride I feel in the everyday use of the city - be a visit to the local city market (called the English Market), glancing at boat arrivals, or noticing the wild flowers growing on the walls. Even the coffee drinkers get a mention, to show the European trends which have crept into our city in the last ten years. It has been an exciting journey to wander about the city, writing in a random fashion without any particular curtailments. This writing began with a particular theme in mind - to write a poem about the pubs in the city, their history, their characters. However, the city itself seemed to reach out with its vibrant variety of layers of city living, that I succumbed to its call. Thus, for me the phrase that 'culture is community and community is culture' is an important and inspiring one.
The end result, this book, has many flavours and tastes the Cork city life that should hold reader's interest. If you don't like the text, the illustrations may hold your interest.
Illustrating the pieces was something I wanted to do because I'm aware the visual experience is just as important as the imaginative. When I read fairytales and nursery rhyme books to my children, I always enjoyed the illustrations long after the text became tiresome. (Having read the same piece about 40, 000 times would explain the tiredness).
This is a book to read at your leisure and savour the tastes and flavours of Cork city life. There is a poem 'Virtual Tour' to help you along - in your chair or actually on foot.
THE JOURNEY OF A HEART is a collection of poems that follow the life of an American woman from the meeting of her future husband to her death at a ripe old age. Along the way the main character encounters many challenges and her heart is exposed to the reader as she deals with each one. There is romance, motherhood, doubt, fear, loss and anger all linked together in the travel through life.
There is also mystery. The poems are written in several different styles to set the mood or to tell the story. But not the whole story. Throughout the book there are hidden answers to seven questions listed in the back. If the reader can answer the questions from clues within the poem, he/she will discover things not obvious to the casual reader.
THE JOURNEY OF A HEART would make a good gift to any woman who anticipates or who has experienced marriage and family.
The book truly speaks for itself as long as the reader is as open as the book is. Readers who can be touched, who can feel, or be moved will understand and embrace my heart's masterpiece as each word represents accumulated knowledge from the experience of living and having life. Life with the understanding of the negative and positive energies from the people we share the world with and how any energy, when used for trueness and optimism, is good energy.
The In Zoneis a collaboration of the elements necessary to survive the challenges that are naturally apart of the journey of life.
These poems are the result of spontaneous pressure from my mental and physical self: written during a full time commitment to raising a family and teaching in an American Public High School. Plans were not laid for the unity of them. These writings are sudden solidifications composed in a mental rush of thought. Behind them are ideas from years of living that have quickly become conjealed in a literary form. Though I do not consider myself a professional poet reading and writing for the purpose of earning a living, I have spent much time studying poetry. Emily Dickinson, Rainer Maria Rilke, Robinson Jeffers and Shakespeare, of course, were among those most stressed.
A Rose Without Thorns Is A Rose Yet Born is a book of poetry that touch on love, love of family, new love, new beginning, new friendship, and the love of God. It will touch your heart in many ways; it is about maintaining your belief in your Gods' even when life around you is falling apart, always remembering that when you are at your worst, God is at his best. It's about the children, loving them with all your heart and protecting them from the trouble of the world. Its' talking to your children about life choices and the consequence that follow. It's about tragedy visited upon our children, our mother, our grandmother, they don't deserve.
This book is about relationships, the good and the bad, and trying to find the words to tell someone how you feel. It's about a heavenly love when you find that special person to share your hopes, dreams, and everything that life throws your way. It is a touch of poetry in every way.
Where is it within ourselves that we find honesty and truth? A place where the playing field is leveled from disingenuous facades of truth and loyalty. The place where we lay naked, bare who we truly are as individuals. it is our emotions, those mixtures of complex feelings that are difficult to grasp and contain when we are truly touched by some person or event. What is the origin that causes the explosive or suppression of our inner nature of passion?
Screaming Whispers is a collection of poems that I have written that express the feelings and situations of women that I have met in my life. My emotions were touched by some of the lives of women that I have known.
Some of the lives I write about have been so gut wrenching and inspiring, that pen to paper was my way of expressing my feelings. These poems touch on so many levels of emotions: encouragement, failure, heroism, rape, love, domestic violence, joy, infidelity, appreciation, humor and more.
It is with great sincerity that this author seeks to touch every reader that connects personally with the poems read. Each and every poem contained within this book is true and has a face. I hope that everyone can understand why I was touched to write these poems. I also hope that no one has experience all of them.