Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Twenty-fifth Year of National Poetry Month, #Nationalpoetrymonth, #Earthday


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Even the smallest act of picking up trash, turning off the light in a room when noone is there
and/or recycling helps our world. The Earth thanks you.

Celebrate the 25th Anniversary of National Poetry Month

Hello and welcome to the Focused on Story blog!

According to the website, "Launched by the Academy of American Poets in April 1996, National Poetry Month reminds the public that poets have an integral role to play in our culture and that poetry matters."

The month has inspired me to get back to writing poetry. At least scribbling my deep, inner thoughts on paper or maybe a journal. How about you? 

Just for fun, I made up this image-A Poem from my Mom

A Spring Poem--by my mother every spring!

"Spring has sprung.
This grass is riz.
I wonder where the flowers iz."

Okay, granted it's kinda corny and fun, but I delight in remembering her with her blue eyes sparkling as she recited it.

Let me introduce you to a real poet, my friend Sue Werner.

Sue has released a series of poetry books accompanied by beautiful images. She describes her poems as "A journey in verse to discover the presence of God in our lives by seeing the ordinary as extraordinary."

She began by writing her own poems every day and then felt the call to record them in these beautiful eBooks and print book.

Celebrate Poetry month with Sue Werner's inspirational poems.

Click here to download the eBook or order the print book.

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THANK YOU for your kind words, reviews and shouting about the 2, yes 2, new releases this year! You are the best!!

Both books are available for download at major online booksellers. 
Arranging a Dream is available in print at amazon and 



Helena Fairfax said...

Hi JQ, thanks for sharing your mum's poem. That made me smile! :)
I received my notification of your blog post OK. Fingers crossed this will carry on.
Happy spring!

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