Book: poems in water by Mary Langer Thompson
categories: Book, Water, Ordinary to Extraordinary, Every Day, Accessible, Poems, Poetry
Mary Langer Thompson about this book: As a former high school English teacher, I was teaching writing and poetry and also writing my own. My first collection of forty poems, "Poems in Water," published by Green Fuse Poetic Arts in Loveland, Colorado, 2014, contains poems of everyday experiences. The title poem, "Poem in Water" was written after observing a poet in China write a poem with a brush in water upon pavement. Talk about impermanence. Yet this poet still was driven to write the poem, and he had a large audience. I strive to look at the ordinary and make it extraordinary. For example, "Butterflies Alive," is taken from a conversation with a young girl at a butterfly garden. "Cell Phones and Song Cells" was conceived on the way to see someone in an emergency room. "Wishbone in Moonglow," my most popular and most published poem, won me the title of Senior Poet Laureate of California for 2012-13. I want my poems to be easily understood, make you think and pull on your emotions at the same time. This is, says Don Kingfisher Campbell, MFA, editor of the San Gabriel Valley Poetry Quarterly, "A quite fun and intelligent book of poetry that instills in the reader a desire to pick up a modern-day quill and parchment to start their very own dialogue with life." Detroit poet, Dawn McDuffie says, "Thompson is a keen observer of the world and its people."
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