I can't remember a time that I didn't love reading and reciting poetry. I began writing verses when I was in the second grade. Since then poetry has been my pleasure and my passion,

People often ask me poetry is really all that different from prose. The answer is yes. Prose is conceptual and informative. Poetry is imaginative and contemplative. Poetry is more formal than prose and more carefully shaped and organized on the page. Poetry has a regularity of rhythm and a measured beat that is absent in prose. While most prose appeals to reason, poetry often appeals to things beyond reason


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Chapter and Verse

Chapter and Verse has one theme -- love. Poetry is the language of love. Since human beings first discovered words, men and women have composed lyrical love poems about love's enchantment, love's mystery, love's drama, love's ecstasy, and love's pain.

The poems in Chapter and Verse were inspired by the poet's search for truth coupled with her pursuit of a personal reality. Truth once revealed can be recognized and accepted. Reality's markers are never fixed or sure. What points to reality today, may by tomorrow be no more than a broken milestone covered by a tangled growth of illusions.

These two abstractions share the same landscape. Their landmarks are different. Truth's signs point to the ageless verities of an outer world. They consistently appear to guide us toward external actualities of life. The search for reality requires a constant pursuit of meaning through that wild and untamed territory of the inner self.

The name Chapter and Verse was chosen because many poems in the book contain allusions to or imagery relating to, scenes and incidents that are derived from biblical events and actions.

These poems have their roots in the poet's long and sometimes tempestuous marriage to her husband, Herb, whom she readily admits is the love of her life.

What Will Suffice

The subject matter of these one-hundred poems is diverse and varied with vivid and recognizable impressions, originality of diction, and variance in tone. Each poem has a life of its own. The theme is the common thread of humanity that speaks to the heart through many forms, melodious language, and personal emotions.  The author's devotion to craftsmanship lends immediacy and expressiveness to a wide variety of charming and introspective poetic images.

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