Poetic rambling

It’s national poetry month… Which means that there is several places doing prompts and a great many poets are doing P. A. D. Challenges. Now, for my non poet readers, that stands for Poem A Day. I am however a bit of an overachiever. I am striving for three poems a day in April. So far I am ahead of the curve. Three yesterday and four today… But it is exhausting, so I may not be able to keep it up through the month. We will see. I will be posting at least one poem per week – some new, some already published. So keep an eye here for that.

Serena’s Rust, gore, and the junkyard zombie is already back in my editor’s hands. Pre-order is still available on Amazon. It’s going to be releasing May first.

April is going to be an exciting month… Keep watching to see.

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Learning more, growing some

Writing of any kind is often a growth thing. A ever expanding learning experience. With soul’s door I had better equipment and access to better ability for layout than I ever have.

So thusly, it is the poetry volume that is the best looking. I am now going back and redoing the layout for the previous volumes. Not that they looked bad… Just on the kindle the poetry tended to run together. I can fix that easily now. So for the next few days I will be releasing releasing as I finish them updates to the poetry volumes I have out.

It’s all about perspective

I’m sick. And when I get sick, I get maudlin. I got a notice that I was getting a deposit from Amazon for the books that I have available. It is the biggest deposit yet, a whole $2.77. That amazes me. It is a sign that people are buying the books that I have written… Mostly poetry, but I have some children’s books and a novella (as Serena).

When I told my mother that I was published her first question was if I had made any money. At the time I stumbled with my answer because I had only made thirty some cents. The fact that I had made anything was a miracle to me, but I knew that would not be what she wanted to hear.

For me, publishing is only a way of being heard. Still, making enough from my writing to buy a drink…. Well it humbles me. Would I like to be able to pay the bills through it? Well of course. I am not stupid. I just choose to be thankful for the small things. How often does changing the perspective change the way something feels?

Small miracles lift up the downtrodden. I choose to see this as a small miracle, so that I am uplifted. What perspective can you change to adjust your view?

For those looking to buy

This is what’s out for all editions.

Will post for each as i finish them.  

 

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A Pocketful of Poetry 

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mobi – http://www.amazon.com/Pocketful-Poetry-Patricia-Harris-ebook/dp/B009XG5FKW/ref=la_B012U5ZRD2_1_5?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1448293762&sr=1-5

 

Epub – http://www.barnesandnoble.com/mobile/w/pocketful-of-poetry-patricia-lynn-harris/1122477976?ean=2940157783174

 

paperback – http://www.amazon.com/Pocketful-Poetry-Patricia-Lynn-Harris/dp/1515266451/ref=la_B012U5ZRD2_1_5_twi_pap_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1448293762&sr=1-5

 

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Creative Juices 

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mobi – http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00JY0FSTA/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?qid=1448768721&sr=8-1&pi=AC_SX110_SY165&keywords=creative+juices+patricia+harris

 

Epub –  http://www.barnesandnoble.com/mobile/w/creative-juices-patricia-lynn-harris/1122497501?ean=2940158075551

 

paperback – http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/1516812573/ref=tmm_pap_title_0?ie=UTF8&qid=1448768721&sr=8-1

 

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Castle Truth (a novella) 

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mobi – http://www.amazon.com/Castle-Truth-Patricia-Harris-ebook/dp/B00ATTA1RO/ref=la_B012U5ZRD2_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1449767867&sr=1-2

 

Epub – http://www.barnesandnoble.com/mobile/w/castle-truth-patricia-lynn-harris/1122485886?ean=2940158076152

 

paperback – http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/1515362396/ref=tmm_pap_title_0?ie=UTF8&qid=1449767867&sr=1-2

 

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word play 

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mobi – http://www.amazon.com/Word-Play-Patricia-Harris-ebook/dp/B0196XVPTQ/ref=la_B012U5ZRD2_1_6_twi_kin_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1451694114&sr=1-6

 

Epub – http://www.barnesandnoble.com/mobile/w/word-play-patricia-lynn-harris/1123137433?ean=2940157688929

 

paperback. – http://www.amazon.com/Word-Play-Patricia-Lynn-Harris/dp/1519794983/ref=la_B012U5ZRD2_1_6_twi_pap_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1451694114&sr=1-6

 

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Sacks of Wit

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mobi – http://www.amazon.com/Sacks-wit-Patricia-Harris-ebook/dp/B010RXNR8G/ref=la_B012U5ZRD2_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1451694114&sr=1-1

 

paperback – http://www.amazon.com/Sacks-Wit-Patricia-Lynn-Harris/dp/1516894332/ref=la_B012U5ZRD2_1_1_twi_pap_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1451694114&sr=1-1

 

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Pip the Pup

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mobi – http://www.amazon.com/Pip-Pup-Patricia-Harris-ebook/dp/B009KS4U4U/ref=la_B012U5ZRD2_1_4_twi_kin_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1451694114&sr=1-4

 

Epub- http://www.barnesandnoble.com/mobile/w/pip-the-pup-patricia-harris/1123533878?ean=2940157717315

 

paperback – http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/1516920694/ref=tmm_pap_title_0?ie=UTF8&qid=1451694114&sr=1-4

 

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 Bedtime Tales I: 

 The Teddy Bear Picnic 

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Mobi – https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01CZK88NS

 

Epub – http://www.barnesandnoble.com/mobile/w/bedtime-tales-the-teddy-bear-picnic-patricia-harris/1123533868?ean=2940157717261

 

Paperback – https://www.createspace.com/6142704

 

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Bedtime Tales II: The Princess Lost

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Mobi – https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01M4G8PJL

 

Paperback – https://www.amazon.com/Bedtime-Tales-Princess-Lost-2/dp/1539455718/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1478895558&sr=8-1

 

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Life Drops

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Mobi – https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01KGIK8G6

 

Paperback – https://www.createspace.com/6502919

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Wayward Dreams 

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Mobi – https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MTTIJEP

 

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Or visit my author page and I will post it on there as soon as any new ones are available!

Untitled From Word Play 

Sleep sweet child, For day is done.

Rest your body

Before another 

Is begun. 
Calm your mind, 

And enjoy your dreams. 

Let all your worry

Cease and leave. 
All your troubles 

Be gone and done.

Close those eyes, 

My sweet little one.
When with the morrow, 

That sun does rise.

Raise your head,

And open your eyes. 
Explore a world 

So fresh, so new,

Explore the world.

It’s there for you.

Vocal

It’s your voice i hear,

When my doubt is high.

My hesitation stems

From you not hearing

Each echoing cry.
I show you my art,
My blood, sweat, and tears.
In hopes of pride swelling high,

all you can do is huff and sigh.

 

Tis but doodles you claim,
I guess you really do not see
How deeply it is you are cutting me.
I show you my words, written with care,

Shared so intimately.
Only to feel disappointed again.

No pride in me,
No surety.
All i hear dripping from
Those lips i love,
Is how naught i do
Is ever good enough.

In celebration of World Poetry Day

I have decided to share  a poem from each of my volumes of poetry, including my w.i.p.

from  A pocketful of poetry : Don’t blame me

from creative Juices : Creative Juices

From Sacks of Wit : Vibrations

From Word Play : Vocal

And lastly from my Wip….

Life Drops : Anxiety

 

Go find a wonderful poet and enjoy! Here is some of my favorite Poems and Poets.

Sara Teasdale

Wilfred Wilson Gibson

Maya Angelou

Robert Frost

Richard Lovelace

Emily Dickinson

Edgar Allan Poe

Darren Storer

Edna St. Vincent Millay

There are many more, but these are some of my most favorite.