Thursday, May 08, 2008

A Little Inspiration Here for Young Writers

I am publishing a poem written by D. B. Pacini. She says, I title the following poem 'Young Poets' but it applies to all young writers that I mentor." I feel the same way about the writers I work with -- young or old -- for we writers are among those artists who share their souls.


Young Poets

Dedicated especially to SMV and Dallas


You are the morning
That comes in the afternoon.
You are the scraps
Of many old books,
The authors of new ones.
You take this ancient world
Into your hands,
And make it new.
You are bold.
You are powerful.
You are hope.
You are the only chance left.
You are an unbroken promise.
When you speak
We should listen.
When you whisper
We should listen hard.
I have been writing
More years than you are old.
But it is you that amazes me.
Like a river
You quench thirst.
Do I believe in you?
Yes, more than you do.
Are you precious?
Yes, more than gold.
Are you important?
Yes, as much as oxygen.
I compare you
To true love and the sweetest dreams,
To mountain tops and clear trickling streams,
To sunrises, sunsets, and inventions not invented yet
Because I can’t think of anything
That compares with you.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~D. B. Pacini

Thank you, Donna!
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Carolyn Howard-Johnson, author THIS IS THE PLACE; HARKENING: A COLLECTION OF STORIES REMEMBERED; TRACINGS, a chapbook of poetry; and two how to books, THE FRUGAL BOOK PROMOTER: HOW TO DO WHAT YOUR PUBLISHER WON'T; and THE FRUGAL EDITOR: PUT YOUR BEST BOOK FORWARD TO AVOID HUMILIATION AND ENSURE SUCCESS.
Her other blogs include TheNewBookReview.blogspot.com and AuthorsCoalition.blogspot.com, a blog that helps writers and publishers turn a ho-hum book fair booth into a sizzler.

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