Don't Frighten the Pansies: Poems to inspire, entertain, and bring a smile

Don't Frighten the Pansies: Poems to inspire, entertain, and bring a smile


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Poems in this collection will make you laugh and cry and reflect upon your own growing-up experiences. Most of all, you will be encouraged by reminders of God's forever goodness and love.

Verna Cole Mitchell is a poet, teacher, and published author of poems and short stories. Don't Frighten the Pansies, her first book of poetry, contains some of the poems she has written through the years. Whether you enjoy the pictures of God's world she paints with words or her descriptions of the security and hope He offers, these poems will inspire you.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780615691848
Publisher: Magnifico Manuscripts, LLC
Publication date: 10/02/2012
Pages: 164
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.38(d)

About the Author

Verna Cole Mitchell, the daughter of a preacher, is a graduate of Indiana Wesleyan University. She and her husband, Leon, have two children and four grandchildren and joyously await two great grandchildren. A secondary English teacher for thirty-seven years, Verna is currently a writer, whose work has appeared in a number of publications, including Teachers of Vision, Looking Back, and Lucidity Journal of Verse. More than thirty of her poems are scheduled to be published in future editions of Faithwriters' anthologies.

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Don't Frighten the Pansies: Poems to inspire, entertain, and bring a smile 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
ruthhill74 More than 1 year ago
Poetry is something that is very close to my heart. I began writing poetry in elementary school, and I always enjoyed reading poets from the great poets in history. But quality, modern poetry is something that I have struggled to find. That is until now. Verna Cole Mitchell is a refreshing breath of air in the world of poetry. It is evident that she can write about any topic from English to cats to family life to the Bible. Her language and description are so beautiful, and many of her poems affected me emotionally. The woman even wrote a poem about Edgar Allen Poe's writings! None of the poems appear contrived, and I couldn't help but smile throughout the book. She does have a fantastic sense of humor. The best thing about this book of poetry is that the author is a Christian, and she does not make apologies nor excuses for her beliefs. Even in her lighter poems, you can see her faith in an organic way. She never forces her faith on the reader--it's just there. I highly recommend this book of poetry to everyone. You are sure to find some poems that will touch you deeply. I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. I was not financially compensated, and all opinions are 100 percent mine.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Full of lyrical imagery, lilting cadences, and lovely sentiments, this collection of little gems will appeal to anyone who wants to celebrate life. Even those not specifically religious will find a generous spirituality and a contagious joy in these thoughtful and thought-provoking poems. Mrs. Mitchell takes the ordinary experiences of the human condition and makes them extraordinary through her imagery and themes. I gave this book to friends and relatives from 24-84, and all found the poems vivid and appealing.