I was always fascinated with words and
their colorful meanings. The origins of my
creative ...
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Whispers of Hope

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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 fi ve 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 Why 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 refl ect upon your life and
how you infl uence 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 Corporation
  • Publication date: 12/16/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 274 KB

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