and other poems

by Rosemary Jenkins

Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 5/24/2005

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 136
ISBN : 9781420836127
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 136
ISBN : 9781420837940

About the Book

Leticia in Her Wedding Dress and Other Poems represents the pinnacle of Ms. Jenkins' writing career.  Within you will find a poem for just about everyone's interests:  For anyone who has a pet, you will love Farfel and Barney's Poem based upon the lives of her own dogs.   If you have tender memories of your grandparents, try Flashback and Down a Quiet Street.  For those who recognize injustice in the world, Jacob's Brother should fill the bill.  Nature lover?  Read The Towering Mountains.  Women's issues?  When Gods Were Goddesses.  Philosophy?  The Plan and Whirlpool.  Social issues?  A Throw-Away Culture.  There are also several exquisite poems in Spanish--among them, Los Ritmos de Vida and De Amor.  Of course, the poem from which this volume gets its title is a touching piece reflecting deep love and appreciation for family and connection.


You will indeed find this an exciting, thought-provoking, and tender compilation of poems which touches the heart and the mind.  Each one is engaging with something you will want to share with someone with whom you care very much!

About the Author

Rosemary Jenkins views teaching as both her profession and avocation.  She has been devoted to it for well over thirty years (her husband  suspects she will never retire).  She often takes students to far-off lands, hoping the time spent will enrich their lives and make what they have studied come to life.


Recently, Rosemary has published two non-fiction books, A Quick-and-Easy Reference to Correct Grammar and Composition and Vignettes for Understanding Literature and Related Concepts, both designed to assist the average "man on the streets" as well as students and teachers for whom they were originally planned.


Her flair for writing poetry, however, reflects her true creative bent.  For her, words are fertile ground, rich and vibrant and energetic.   She believes that civilizations rise and fall based upon how sensitively we interconnect with each other.  It is Ms. Jenkins'' hope that her poetry will bring you an insight into her views on the world:  "Jacob''s Brother" is but one example of her attempt to show how modifying our perceptions can make the world a better place!  Look further and find yourselves within the covers of this volume.