Thanks to all of you who commented on Joan Myles’s book last week. This week I have another fabulous book of poetry to share with you.
Our featured book of the week is entitled Words of Life: Poems and Essays, written by Ann Chiappetta
Beautifully and powerfully, the author writes about both the light and dark sides of life. Here are poems and essays about nature, blindness, social isolation, families, dogs, delightful scents, and the power of the muse. Just as in her first book, Upwelling, there is no fluff here. To read Ann Chiappetta’s works is to feel them deeply, appreciate them mightily, and remember them forever.
The writing muscle
Pumps ideas from gray matter
The writing muscle
Is a narsisist
Caring not for other obligations
Pouting when ignored
Sometimes it even demands control like
And then, like the actions
Demanded by a well pumped
bicep or quadriceps
It will tremble with effort and delight
Overtake the writer’s chore list
Odorous Laundry piles ignored
Phone calls delayed
And an occasional burnt dinner entrée
To the whims of
The Schwarzenegger Muse.
About the Author:
Ann Chiappetta M.S. is an author and poet. Her writing has been featured in many small press publications and collegiate journals. Ann’s nonfiction essays have been printed in Dialogue magazine. And her poems are often featured in Magnets and Ladders. Her poetry is also included in Breath and Shadow’s 2016 debut anthology, Dozen: The Best of Breath and Shadow. Her first collection, UPWELLING: POEMS and FOLLOW YOUR DOG A STORY OF LOVE AND TRUST, released in 2016 and 2017, are available in both eBook and print formats from:
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Until next time, God bless you and may you find your next great read.