Benedryl for the heart Sweet words of the Tao Blackberry to make all succinct Eloquent the text, twitter quiet rest Poetry spells relief in the now How many of us can wake up gracefully with a breath of new joyous time? Most start their wake with televised bait that startles their heart and mind. As human beings poetry is needed for our heart heath. A starting verse in the morning, a stanza at night, a pep talk at noon is the poem. With all our meals, a vitamin of steel, it supports us from the gloom of the real. Poetry is as essential as the air. We cannot live without that beauty which balances us. It is an everyday practice bringing us back to soul and substance, summarizes happiness, solidifying peace, and stabilizes us with the wisdom to live well. To write it, to read it, to feel It, perhaps we can never have enough of Poetry.
S. Scott, a native of Marblehead, Massachusetts was once employed by Disneyland as a magician in Merlin’s Magic Shop, and has been a kindergarten and Special Education teacher. She is the founder of the Quaint Corner Children’s Museum in Altoona, Pennsylvania, and currently resides in Alameda, California. In addition to Cheerful Abeyance, she has published five other books of poetry, From Sage To Song, Water Table, Voyage From a Lady Slipper, I Am a Superfluous Woman, and Daybreak; a novel, Legacy of Zig, and a novelette, Maggoty; all of which are available on major internet bookseller sites.