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Poetry

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Author: Jill Shalvis

I read this series out of order....Hate when that happens. Jill Shalvis show her love for All animals in this series. It is so good to read about how there can be love for humans and love for animals. Very intersting about how a Search and Resue are trained and worked, and truely loved.

Adam Connelly returns home from his time in the national guards. He and his brothers run a animal clinic called Belle Haven. Adam lives in the apartment above the clinic. Someone is knocking on his door hard enough to knock it down. Tired from a recent Rescue, and in pain, he opens the door to find Holly Reid. God how he loved her back then. Holly needs his help....Her father has not returned from a hunting trip. She is thinking the worse has happened and Adam is the best tracker in Idaho, and he knows the mountions better than anyone.

During the rescue trip, Holly and Adam are wrestling with the ghosts of their past. Time can heal wounds but......is their any time left for them?

Love the humor in the banter between Holly and Adam And the brothers and Adam.......No one holds back. Love how you can laugh out loud with the writings of Jill Shalvis......

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In the United States, we bring focus to the genre of poetry during the month of April. In the April, 2011 issue of O, The Oprah magazine, on pages 172 through 175, famous people talk about the poetry that most moves them.  The responses are very interesting and a great jumping off point for you to try something new!

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Author: Maya Angelou

This is the mother lode! The poems are great because they are accessible to us. Angelou can draw the picture and/or tell the story that makes sense to us and we can relate to. My favorites in this book are"

"Phenomenal Woman" and "Seven women's blessed assurance"

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Author: Alfred Lord Tennyson

The Lady of Shalott is a well-known poem written by the most famous Victorian poet, Alfred, Lord Tennyson. It is set in the world of the King Arthur myths.  The Lady lives on the island of Shalott, far from the bustling city of Camelot. She must weave day and night without looking at the world except in the mirror, or she will be cursed. When bold Sir Lancelot rides past she is drawn to look out the window, and her worst fear comes true—the curse cracks the mirror from side to side. She goes down to the river and lies down in a boat, and floats down the river singing until she dies. Many of us have seen paintings of this—she lies with eyes closed, strewn with flowers.

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Visions in Poetry

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Author: Alfred Noyes

“The Highwayman”, one of the English-speaking world’s most popular poems, has been recorded in song (Loreena McKennitt's The Highwayman and Fleetwood Mac's 1988 video of the song Everywhere), story (Deborah Ballou's The Highwayman: A Novel Inspired by Alfred Noyes' Poem) and in film (the 1951 full-length of the same name).

This incarnation transfers the poem from 18th century England to an Art Deco version of New York City. King George’s men become FBI agents and the Highwayman rides a motorcycle embellished with a horse design. Bess, the landlord's daughter, is held hostage by the federal agents, but manages to warn her lover before he is caught in the trap.

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