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.