Rosemary J. Gwaltney
northern mountains, Idaho
Hi Ron, I appreciate your thought of putting a link to amazon.com. I've been reading the book, and I do think Christine Adams did a good job. My purpose for agreeing was also, like Martie, to reach out to others in grief. Before I agreed to have so many (13) of my poems in her book, I went to amazon.com and purchased several of her other books to see how she writes. I like this one the best yet.
Ron, you deserve more credit than you get, I believe. Christine found four of the poets she includes in her book, right here! She read extensively here, searching for poems about grief, written by people who had been there, and survived.
Three cheers and a gold star for you Ron! (I taught children for fifteen years, and this is my way of expressing my highest praise!) You have a fantastic and unsurpassed site here! It is, and has always been since its inception in 1998 when I first found it, the most user friendly, and appealing poetry site on the net. And somehow, this enormous "family" of poets has grown to be friends, and turned out to be some of the nicest, warmest people on earth. All right here!
Now, thanks to YOU, many people will find comfort... this book is designed for people in grief, published by a textbook company, and headed for hospices, hospitals, nursing classrooms, etc.
I'm honored to be in it, and grateful to God for you, and your wonderful brain child, Passions.
The spiritual wind that holds survivors aloft, plants the seeds from which bloom new hope ... R.J.G.
[This message has been edited by Rosemary J. Gwaltney (08-02-2003 11:38 AM).]