January 07, 2018

Oops, I’m a day late posting this one. Never fear, I shall post twice today.

Today I want to tell you about a spectacularly gifted poet, Megan Merchant. I had the pleasure of meeting Megan, if only virtually, via a wonderful online literary magazine called, Mothers Always Write. (more on them later) For several years now, I have been reading Megan’s words and have continuously been left filled with awe at her ability  to in pack so much powerful emotion inside only a few words.

You can find out more about Megan’s amazing poetry on her website, meganmerchant.wixsite.com/poet

She has had six books of poetry published, and I am happy to say I own them all.              Translucent, sealed                                                                                                                         Gravel Ghosts                                                                                                                                        A Thousand Paper Cranes                                                                                                  Unspeakable Light                                                                                                                              In the Rooms of a Tiny House                                                                                                        The Dark’s Humming

The titles themselves are poetry, but her poems. Ah, her poems, now they are something else.

It is hard to pick a favourite, but I think I have to say Unspeakable Light is the one that moves me the most. These poems speak of a mother’s pain and powerful love, and as a mother myself, they reach deep inside me and grab hold.

But all her books are spectacular.

This month she celebrates a new book, her debut children’s book entitled, These Words I Shaped for You. It is available on Amazon, a truly lovely story, the perfect gift for every new mother. I have ordered my copy and can’t wait to hold it in my greedy little hands.

I do not profess to understand much about the craft of composing poetry, I simply know how much I love the words of such gifted poets. Megan inspires me daily as she travels a challenging road with her youngest son. I look forward to her future successes in all areas.

I am so grateful to have her in my life.

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