Munching crisp, hot spring onions beside Highway 16 or picnicking on cornbread down in the pastures on a sultry summer afternoon-these were the typical joys of growing up in rural America during the first half of the twentieth century. Here, the author captures the essence of that existence and distills it in her poignant poems.
|"The hall is gone where one Christmas afternoon|
I woke and tried to fly, from dreams of angels
and partridges in pear trees-but I still make
her pumpkin pie. This year when I 'Christmas Gift!'
my first grandchild, Grandmother will smile somewhere
to see me stand in the open door of another house,
trying to fill her place."
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Bettie M. Sellers was chairman of the Division of Humanities at Young Harris College in Young Harris, Georgia. A member of the New York Poetry Forum and the Poetry Society of America, Ms. Sellers has had her poetry published byAmerica, The Unicorn, and International Poetry Review. She also is the author of Westward from Bald Mountain.
SPRING ONIONS AND CORNBREAD
By Bettie M. Sellers
84 pp. 53/8 x
EAN: 978-1-56554-567-0 pb (F)