The Allure of Poetry

I just read a beautiful poem called “The Long Marriage” by Tom Mallouk  in Goodreads October newsletter. It brought tears to my eyes. What is it about poetry that strikes a chord in most of us? Is it the concise juxtaposition of the right words in just the proper sequence? Is it meter and rhythm or the echoing cadence of music that seems woven into the lines? I believe that well crafted poetry touches our souls. It can be warming and cozy like a cracking fire on a cool fall evening or stark and chilling as a winter landscape. Either way the words linger with us, whispering their message long after the page is closed.

About fairysockmother

I am a Harper Voyager, UK author. Among Wolves, the first in an adult fantasy trilogy was released 2015. Grim Tidings followed in 2016 and Before Winter concludes the series in 2017! I have 19 traditionally published children's books including: the Abby and the Book Bunch series and a 2 Readers' Theater series both published through Magic Wagon, a division of the ABDO Group, at My first picture book, "The Christmas Cats" was released by Pelican Publishing in 2011. I have reviewed YA material for VOYA magazine for almost 28 years. Follow me on Twitter as FairySockmother and visit my website:
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2 Responses to The Allure of Poetry

  1. thxm1 says:

    Just saw this. I’m delighted my poem struck a chord with you and that more than 3 years later I’m hearing about it. The web is just that, connecting and holding all of us. Thanks for the shout out.
    Tom Mallouk

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