Poems: About Family and Favorites: Exploring Who and What We Love

Poems: About Family and Favorites: Exploring Who and What We Love

by Richard Eyre


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FomNew York Times#1 bestselling author Richard Eyre comes a beautuful, heartfelt book of poetry and inspiration. Richard’s first book was published more than forty-five years ago, and he has since published more than fifty titles. While writing prose has basically become his profession, writing poetry has always been his love.

Here, for the first time in published form, he shares some of his poetic efforts about the people and things we love with those who have enjoyed his prose (and those who haven’t).

In his own words:

You don’t write poems,

You capture them.

You don’t create them; you can’t even look for them.

They come to you.

It’s not left brain “work and plan.”

It’s right brain “watch and pray.”

As Pablo Neruda said:

“And it was at that age . . . Poetry arrived

In search of me."

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781945547294
Publisher: Familius
Publication date: 09/05/2017
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Richard and Linda Eyre are New York Times #1 bestselling authors whose writing career has spanned four decades and whose books have sold in the millions. They have appeared on virtually all major national talk shows, including Oprah and Today, and have seen their books translated into a dozen languages. They write a syndicated weekly newspaper column and currently spend most of their time traveling and speaking to audiences throughout the world on families, parenting, and life-balance (and trying to keep up with their twenty-six grandchildren). The Eyres’ vision statement is “Fortify families by celebrating commitment, popularizing parenting, bolstering balance, and validating values.” The Eyres live in Park City, Utah.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Preface 3

Part 1 Poems about Family: (Because we are who we love.) 5

Part 2 Poems about Favorites: (Because we are what we love.) 41

Favorite Things 45

Favorite Experiences 61

Favorite Places 73

Favorite Moments 93

Favorite Insights 109

Love Poems (the few she would let me share) 131

Postscript 143

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