Whispers of Hope

Whispers of Hope

by Iva Jean Smith
     
 

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I was always fascinated with words and their colorful meanings. The origins of my creative journey of writing poetry began when I was eight. Family and close friends encouraged me to write. My parents were gifted poets so I attribute my enthusiasm in writing to them. My mother Oleata especially loved to recite poetry that she had learned or written in her youth. Her…  See more details below

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I was always fascinated with words and their colorful meanings. The origins of my creative journey of writing poetry began when I was eight. Family and close friends encouraged me to write. My parents were gifted poets so I attribute my enthusiasm in writing to them. My mother Oleata especially loved to recite poetry that she had learned or written in her youth. Her melodic voice and use of pitch and prosody were fascinating and captivating. One of her favorite pastimes was to read the Bible aloud which kept us in awe with the unique way she would make the words come alive! Although she always wanted to write a book, it never materialized in her lifetime. Throughout the years she infused the passion of poetry into my soul. About five years ago after my mother passed away, I decided to revisit my poems, carefully stored in manila folders and resume writing. Gradually I was able to work through the grief and isolation of losing the primary source of my inspiration and my reason for evolving into who I am. Whispers of Hope was born out of my need to express the joys, pain, situations, and the apprehensions we face daily. Whispers of Hope is a literary vehicle which transformed me as I wrote it. It is my desire that this book will bring healing, joy, and peace to the readers and that you too, will discover inner strength and renewal as you reflect upon your life and how you influence others. It is a gift which took decades to write and I hope the readers will inhale the heartfelt messages and exhale while they rethink their lives! Iva Smith lives with her husband Greg and two daughters in Virginia.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781456816278
Publisher:
Xlibris US
Publication date:
11/16/2010
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
104
File size:
280 KB

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