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    Heart Rhythms ‘n Rhymes: Trees

    Trees are amazing. They are as practical as a log on the fire. They are as mysterious as a dark woodland path. They are as imaginative as a child’s (or grownup’s) tree house. And so much more. There is a spirituality, wholesomeness, fun and wonder that can be seen in trees; in their variety, in memories evoked, in scenes enjoyed, in their revelation about the God of Creation, or in any of a hundred other reasons that they hold our fascination. Herein the reader is invited to walk between the leaves and recall some of these reasons …and see afresh the symmetry of these familiar shapes in the cadence of the words.

  • How Things Were Not: Imaginative Tales Told in Rhyme

    How Things Were Not: Imaginative Tales Told in Rhyme

    The prologue explains all. From Julius Ceasar, Cleopatra, Marc Antony, Marie Antoinette (even Alice of Wonderland fame), with Picasso, Peggy Guggenheim, Agatha Christie, Hemingway and Patricia Highsmith thrown into stew, we think the reader will find something new. As for fellow devotees of the movie, Casablanca, the author begs indulgence.

    Born in West Virginia in 1935, Denis Boggs, a retired teacher, now lives in Reno, Ohio. Previous books of poetry are: A Crooked Picture; Deception Island; and Getting There (Departures and Arrivals). He promises this one to be the last. In his own words, “There will be no more; no doubt prompting someone to say, Thank God!”

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    In A Year’s Time A Book Of Poetry

    Heal the wounds of your heart. Enrich the nature of your soul. Live the life you deserve.

    This rare and unique collection of poems will make you shed tears of joy and feel the sorrow of others. Every page tells different stories of dreams, fantasies, broken hearts, and love, mixed with real-life experiences.

    May you find the inspiration to think more about life and everything in between.

  • In the Strength to Find My Soul, I Lost the Eyes of Scrutiny

    In the Strength to Find My Soul, I Lost the Eyes of Scrutiny

    The metamorphosis of the mind and soul occurs when one’s self-perception supersedes those of others. This is the seed of change, once planted in the intricate wiring of our design. It will evolve and bloom expanding, endlessly, to transform the soul like the expansion of the universe that altered space Progressive foresight comes when you see yourself beyond the lens society prescribed for you, when your scope of tangibility lies beyond the metrics at hand and in the possibilities unseen My odyssey is not just my own but one that is owned by countless silent voices, in a muted serenade harboring mind and soul. Epic in the nature of time, with each second nearer to the unravel of the folds shielding the core that is pure in form, but a marionette of life experiences narrated to tell a tale. This is our tale, one that is of strength and motivation to rise beyond the scope of a tainted lens.

    Carla S. Veiga is a middle school science teacher and entrepreneur. She lives at home with her three children and their dog. Since the publishing of her first poetry and art book, Carla has started her own online business to share, inspire, and motivate others through her work.

  • Jonestown Remembered and Other Shorter Tragedies

    Jonestown Remembered and Other Shorter Tragedies

    Jonestown Remembered is a poem about those who lost their lives as a result of the machinations of one individual who sought to direct the lives some 912 persons in an isolated region of Guyana during the period 1976 to 1978. Having formed “The People’s Temple” in California he transferred his activities to a country that was anxious to accommodate him without reserve or supervision. His name was Jim Jones. He felt that his view on how life was to be lived was unique and admired the socialist ideology. But all was not well with the administration of the community, which eventually climaxed with the deaths by suicide and murder of all its members save a few who had escaped.

    The poem seeks to recount the trials of the occupants of the Temple, their sense of abandonment at having been removed from the comfort and camaraderie of their friends and their feelings of impotence to do anything about it. But still, for some this experience was a deliverance from a much worse condition of life that they had experienced in the US. These felt that they owed allegiance to their leader who had made their lives worthwhile for the first time. The poem seeks to explore both these responses and how the final sacrifice or deliverance was accomplished.

    About the author:

    Born in Guyana in 1939, the author, Erwin Brewster, attended secondary school there and later read law at the Universities of Durham and of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England, He married and his wife Pearl, also from Guyana, bore three children. On returning to Guyana he was employed first in the sugar industry then in the bauxite industry and later in the life insurance industry both at home and abroad. He retired in 2005 after 25 years of service in the insurance industry and now lives in Florida, USA. .
    In his employment he managed several disparate activities and formed a good insight into the ambitions of people for themselves and their families and the difficulties they often faced in trying to attain their goals in this regard. He made it a cardinal policy to ensure that his own family was secure and their children exposed to the finest education possible in his circumstances.
    Among his extracurricular activities he played basketball and took an interest in debating. An avid reader, he perused several books of poetry and literature both classical and modern during his working life and since his retirement this is his most favored pastime together with a keen interest in genealogical research into his ancestry and origins. This latter activity he finds most time consuming and also most rewarding. He has authored a book on his ancestry, which is only for distribution to his family.

  • Learn of Me: Passions from my Heart

    Learn of Me: Passions from my Heart

    Ned E. Hoopingarner was born to Dee W. and Leura Maude Hoopingarner on December 17, 1924 in Uniondale, Indiana. He grew up in Zanesville, Indiana, and graduated from East Union Center High School in 1943. Ned in 1943 was drafted in the US Army and served three years in World War II in Honolulu, Hawaii at First Haftner Army Base.

    Ned was released from the army in 1946 and for the next twenty years worked for his dad who owned a lumber yard and construction company. In 1966, Ned, then president of the lumber company, decided along with his brother Neil to sell the business and move to Florida. He relocated with his wife and seven children ages three to fifteen years to Palmetto, Florida where he still resides.

    Yet Ned found something noteworthy, as he tapped into the inner longing of his heart, finding a faith so dormant, and a desire to pursue a live pleasing to Christ. Learn all about Ned’s tale as you read through this extravagant work that’ll surely inspire everyone.

  • No Bones About It: More Doggone Good Poems

    No Bones About It: More Doggone Good Poems

    Passion… Emotion… Love
    Sounds like a romance novel
    And it IS
    My Love for DOGS
    My passion for rhyming poetry
    And the emotional relationship
    Between DOGS and HUMANS
    That is why I wrote this book

  • Of Age and Edges

    Of Age and Edges

    “John Donne would love Odessa’s poetry. It is beautiful, thought provoking and unforgettable.”

    —Steve Holmes, Esquire

    “As a direct result of reading Cleveland’s poetry, my soul feels a warmth stirring my imagination. It causes me to relax and enjoy her witty lyrics as they describe life and human nature. She uses a fresh approach to her stanzas, which tends to seduce readers, bringing them into the heart of her thoughts and wisdom.”

    —Gerald W. Jones,
    Faust Award Winner for Listen To My Soul

    “Odessa’s poems make her readers laugh and cry, look inside themselves, feel the depth of her verse, connect, and simply enjoy the _ ow of words like river water dancing in the sun.”

    —Wendy Knepp, Educational Consultant

    “Of Age and Edges is _ lled with wisdom. Some of it is edgy, some humorous, but all is insightful because it is based on a common sense approach to living in the world as it is.”

    —May Sinclair, PhD, Karmic Tribunal

    “Evocative prose … discerning … profound.”

    —Janice Cipriani-Willis,
    Dorland Mountain Arts Colony

    Poet, artist, educator, actress, and author, Odessa Cleveland, shares some intriguing imageries—pencil drawings on uncharted skin, the Potter’s mold, and Pharaoh ants. In her American contemporary style, these poems open up a world of understanding life, love, death and delectation. Cleveland is off the beaten path with language and wit. The reader will explore, discover and reflect.

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  • People of God – One and All Come and Be … Part 1

    People of God – One and All Come and Be … Part 1

    Her poetry is inspired by the Holy Spirit, many times with an instructional focus. She received and discovered this gift to write poetry in her latter years of teaching. In her first book People of God – One and All: Saints and Sinners, different aspects of being a saint and a sinner were explored. In both parts of this new anthology, the poetry includes a variety of topics for meditation and self- reflection. In People of God-One and All: Come and Be…, Part 1 she explores the concept of grace, relationships, and sacred struggles. In Part 2 she explores this through the wonder of God, the production of fruits evolving through faith, and how to be bold in faith. Both books explore and ponder upon the ideas of faith, relationships with God and each other, and what is expected in carrying out one’s faith. Scripture passages for further study and references are provided with most of the poems to further question and reflect on one’s faith and how to mature oneself and share faith with others.

    In retirement, she quilts with many being made for philanthropy projects locally and around the world. Additionally, she reads, does genealogy, and actively participates in church activities.

    About the author:
    EDITH CLOSE-VAZIRI was an elementary school teacher for 41 years in her native state of California and achieved National Board Certification in the area of Middle Childhood. Although she grew up in the rural community of Sutter in Northern Calif., she taught her whole teaching career in Los Angeles with forty years at one small elementary where she taught first through fifth grade over the decades. In her final years as a public school teacher, she also mentored new teachers and helped the school district in the credential process for beginning teachers.

    Graduating from California Lutheran University, she received a B.A. in history; she completed her elementary credential and received her M.A. in elementary education at California State University-Los Angeles.

  • People of God – One and All Come and Be … Part 2

    People of God – One and All Come and Be … Part 2

    Her poetry is inspired by the Holy Spirit, many times with an instructional focus. She received and discovered this gift to write poetry in her latter years of teaching. In her first book People of God – One and All: Saints and Sinners, different aspects of being a saint and a sinner were explored. In both parts of this new anthology, the poetry includes a variety of topics for meditation and self- reflection. In People of God-One and All: Come and Be…, Part 1 she explores the concepts of grace, relationships, and sacred struggles. In Part 2 she explores this through the wonder of God, the production of fruits evolving through faith, and how to be bold in faith. Both books explore and ponder upon the ideas of faith, relationships with God and each other, and what is expected in carrying out one’s faith. Scripture passages for further study and references are provided with most of the poems to further question and reflect on one’s faith and how to mature oneself and share faith with others.

    In retirement, she quilts with many being made for philanthropy projects locally and around the world. Additionally, she reads, does genealogy, and actively participates in church activities.

    About the author:

    EDITH CLOSE-VAZIRI was an elementary school teacher for 41 years in her native state of California and achieved National Board Certification in the area of Middle Childhood. Although she grew up in the rural community of Sutter in Northern Calif., she taught her whole teaching career in Los Angeles with forty years at one small elementary where she taught first through fifth grade over the decades. In her final years as a public school teacher, she also mentored new teachers and helped the school district in the credential process for beginning teachers.

    Graduating from California Lutheran University, she received a B.A. in history; she completed her elementary credential and received her M.A. in elementary education at California State University-Los Angeles.