Isaiah 6:8

8 Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?”And I said, “Here am I. Send me!”

Saturday, July 11, 2009

"Reflections of a Mississippi Magnolia-A Life in Poems"

I have found a most eloquent writer. Her name is Patricia Neely-Dorsey. She hails from Tupelo,MS and is the author of Reflections of a Mississippi Magnolia-A Life in Poems. She has been enjoying reading my blog and was wondering if I might possibly feature her book on my blog to introduce her "little book of southern poems" to my readers. I thought this was a great idea. So I am including one of her poems. In Patricia Neely Dorsey's Reflections of a Mississippi Magnolia-A Life in Poems" is a true celebration of the south and things southern." The author states , "There are so many negative connotations associated with Mississippi and the south in general. In my book, using childhood memories, personal thoughts and dreams, I attempt to give a positive glimpse into the southern way of life. In my book I try to show that there is much is more to Mississippi and the south than all of the negatives usually portrayed .I invite readers to Meet Mississippi (and the south) Through Poetry ,Prose and The Written Word."

If you want a glimpse of Southern life,
Come close and walk with me;
I'll tell you all the simple things,
That you are sure to see.
You'll see mockingbirds and bumblebees,
Magnolia blossoms and dogwood trees,
Caterpillars on the step,
Wooden porches cleanly swept;
Watermelons on the vine,
Strong majestic Georgia pines;
Rocking chairs and front yard swings,
Junebugs flying on a string;
Turnip greens and hot cornbread,
Coleslaw and barbecue;
Fried okra, fried corn, fried green tomatoes,
Fried pies and pickles too.
There's ice cold tea that's syrupy sweet,
And cool, green grass beneath your feet;
Catfish nipping in the lake,
And fresh young boys on the make.
You'll see all these things
And much, much more,
In a way of life that I adore.

Copyright 2008 Patricia Neely-Dorsey from Reflections of a Mississippi Magnolia-A Life In Poems


Reflections of a Mississippi Magnolia-A Life in Poems
" a celebration of the south and things southern"
"Meet Mississippi Through Poetry, Prose and The Written Word"


Patricia Neely-Dorsey said...

Thank you so much for featuring my book on your blog and introducing it to your readers.

Kelly said...

Sounds like my kind of book. Poem was so true!