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Waiting for Rain

Waiting for Rain

by Mary Fox


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Waiting for Rain by Mary Fox provides poetry that relates to the ordinary person and is suitable for tweens, teens, and adults, touching on common issues in family relations, illness, bullying, and break ups.

The author says of the collection: “In collecting the poems, I focused on the moments that people live in between life’s more dramatic events—times we are left waiting, resting, hoping, evaluating, mourning, or expecting what might come. When we wait for rain, we can hope for growth, change or relief but we also can think of rain as interrupting our progress, flooding our plans, or in some other way “raining on our parade,” as the cliché says. I wanted poems that captured those reflective moments of life, our reactions, when we step back and look for meaning and enlightenment.”

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781635340341
Publisher: Finishing Line Press
Publication date: 09/23/2016
Pages: 38
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.09(d)

About the Author

Mary Fox is a Michigan native born in Detroit and raised in Warren, Michigan. She attended Lincoln High School, graduated, and enrolled in Michigan State University where she majored in English and earned her teaching degree. She later earned a Masters degree in education with an emphasis in writing from Central Michigan University. She taught literature and writing for 40 years at Fowler High School in Fowler, Michigan, and writing for 13 years at Lansing Community College. She also served as her local's union president and chief negotiator for several years. Widowed, she currently resides in Portland, Michigan, where she enjoys working with various political and charity groups, playing golf, swimming, spending days with family and friends, and of course, writing. She draws her inspiration from family memories and artifacts, experiences in the classroom, and observations of everyday life. Currently, she is developing her own blog site, working on short stories and a novel, and since she is also an active member of Writing at the Ledges in Grand Ledge, Michigan, she is contributing to and assisting in editing their fourth anthology of member works.

Table of Contents

Summer's Eve, Waiting for Rain 1
Break-fast 2
Openings 3
Living in Limbo 4
The Garden Edge 6
Snow Angel 7
Blue-black Chair 8
The Gift of Pause 10
Winter's Last Day 11
Glitter 12
Graveyard Melodies 14
River Ride 15
Kitties Kiss 16
Deliberate Blindness 17
Grandma's Icebox 18
Night Lights 20
Clive's Magic 21
Some Dreams 22
In Dreams 23
I Didn't Get the Joke 24
Dregs of Winter 25

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