REFLECTIONS OF A MISSISSIPPI MAGNOLIA
As both a Mississippian and one who has written poetry,I find this book a truly wonderful addition to my library!To me, a poem is a song without music. It should tell me a story, resurrect a memory, make me feel something!What I want most from poetry are words that makes sense to me. This book is 90 pages of pure delight! These poems do make sense. They tell me a story or raise a memory long buried in the recesses of my heart, they make me feel the emotion of their lines! I am from Mississippi, but I also lived my twenties, thirties and forties in Tennessee, making me mostly just a true southern woman. This book is TRUE SOUTHERN !! It really is some of the finest southern poetry I've read ! Patricia Neely- Dorsey knows southern, she knows poetry and she knows emotion. She has a bright future in the written word!
This is my favorite poem from her book............wonder why..
( page 72 )
Reading is fundamental,
That's what they always say;
Without it, I couldn't even imagine,
Wanting to start the day.
My mother's love of reading,
Was passed down straight to me;
And wherever it is that I am,
Some book with me you will see.
In my purse, or under my arm,
Or maybe in my car;
I'm not so sure where the book would be,
But it couldn't be very far.
My mother says she remembers,
Books and papers' round her mother's bed;
Where she would spend the whole day long,
With knowledge being fed.
I love to read all kinds of things,
I never get enough;
I guess I could live without my books,
But, boy, it would be tough.
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