This week has been so surreal for me.
Not only is a really good friend of mine been visiting this week (and sharing all her publishing knowledge), but since reading this nonfiction book I’m featuring, I feel I’m embracing a side of me that I didn’t fully embrace before.
I’m claiming I’m a writer and “implementing” those changes internally.
Of course, the encouraging love letters of For the Love of a Word was one of the catalysts to make this happen.
And the exciting thing is, I’m sharing one of my favorite poems called MUSE!
Check out what this inspiring book is about (and all the authors featured) and read the full poem that I absolutely loved by Savannah Jezowski.
About the Book
A collection of love letters to creative souls.
For your inspiration and encouragement.
“There is a strange beauty in this lonely work; to create is to realize my connection with things greater than myself, and soon enough the work is not lonely at all, but blessed and beloved.”
Featuring the words of sixteen writers, For the Love of a Word is designed to encourage, inspire, and uplift you in your journey.
Showcasing the words and hearts of:
Selina J. Eckert
I know I haven’t been around much.
I’m in that place—you know the one,
where all is murky and uninspired—
too tired to think, too sad to dream.
The words won’t come.
Sleep is empty, dreamless,
I see you sitting, pen idle, waiting.
If I could, I’d come and fill you with dreams.
I love your words,
how you take me and form me
into beautiful thoughts.
But just now, I can’t be formed—
too scarred, too brittle,
I know I haven’t been around much,
but don’t give up on me.
I’ll come back.
I always come back
because you are mine,
and I am yours.
I love the way you make me more than I am,
more than scars, more than brittle,
more than nothing.
Without your pen,
I’d be just a scent on the wind,
a stagnant pond with no outlet,
an invisible face in a mirror—
less than a memory
because I never was.
So wait for me:
I want to fill a book
About the Author
Annie Louise Twitchell is a homeschool graduate who is obsessed with dragons and fairy tales. She enjoys reading, writing, poetry, and many forms of art. When she’s not writing, she can often be found reading out loud to her cat, rabbit, and houseplants, or wandering barefoot in the area around her Western Maine home. In addition to seven published works, she has several poetry awards and pieces in four anthologies.