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Waking The Muse

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Melanie Simms is an internationally published poet who employs the written
language much like an artist wields a brush. As former Poet Laureate of
Perry County and Founder and President of the ...
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Melanie Simms is an internationally published poet who employs the written
language much like an artist wields a brush. As former Poet Laureate of
Perry County and Founder and President of the Association of Pennsylvania
Poets Laureate, her talent is clearly heralded by many and matched only by
the spirit of the muse, lighting a beacon for the soul, much the way a
lighthouse provides light for lost ships. Waking the Muse is the first in
a series of recent poetic pursuits, with new works progressing quickly on
the follow-up.

Melanie Simms' poems transcend international boundaries as her poetry
regularly sees publication in countries such as Wales, England, India,
Canada and Australia.

You will enjoy her poems best with your heart open, allowing her muses to
take you on a journey of wonder that you will not soon forget.
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What People Are Saying

Bam Dev Sharma
"Ms. Simms' poems speak of diverse themes that reach the cosmic heart,
unveiling a symphony of image."--- (Bam Dev Sharma, Poet and Department Chief, Campus of International
Languages, Tribhaven University, Nepal)
Gary Young
"Deeply rooted in the romantic tradition, her poetry is by turns humorous,
mocking, serious and heart-wrenching." --(Gary Young, Greenhouse Press Review)
Michael S. Glaser
"This collection of poems speak to the many emanations of the muse as
Melanie Simms has experienced them. As a whole they capture the various
lights and shadows that compromise the complex and always mysterious
timbres of her life -- the dissonant sorrows and the rainbow dream. Waking
the Muse is an ode to the constant hope of the morning sun."--(Michael S. Glaser,Poet Laureate of Maryland, St. Mary's College)
Robert Sward
"Melanie Simms moving poems, the best, are well deserved, telling, timely
and truly speak from the heart." --(Robert Sward, University of California, Santa Cruz, Ca.)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781598006537
  • Publisher: Outskirts Press, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/8/2007
  • Pages: 64
  • Product dimensions: 0.15 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 5.00 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 21, 2007

    Fun and Inspirational!

    A fun and whimisical book! Her poetry finds the gem in the little pleasure of life-- helps us to appreciate the good in even the most difficult of circmunstances. A fun read! Great imagery.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 22, 2007

    A whimsical delight!

    Whimsical musical poetry-- very romantic and emotionally heart-felt.... she gets to the core of the heart with her simplistic but innovative nature... love it!

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