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Book details
  • Genre:POETRY
  • SubGenre:American / General
  • Language:English
  • Pages:206
  • Format:Paperback
  • Paperback ISBN:9781619271838

Gentle Hills

by Marjorie Spalsbury

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Overview
These one hundred forty-one poems are the voice of a woman who loved God, life, her children, and the beautiful small town of Logan, Ohio, where she was born and lived. Here are short, lovely poems that will warm your heart, bring a smile to your face, and a nod of appreciation for a point well made. The author saw magic and grace in the events of a seemingly ordinary life. These poems express her appreciation for the extraordinary in every small thing, if one only takes the time to look for it. No deep philosophical poems here, instead these are poems that will touch your heart, your spirit, and your soul. As you read these poems you can picture the author sitting in her garden, with her cat and her flowers around her. She wrote about what she knew, saw, and loved: Albert (her gold cat), children and grandchildren, tea parties, getting older, Christmas, Easter, thunder and wind, stars and storms, the herb woman, the rocking chair, a star quilt, Dee’s pillow, and even Dandelions and Mr. McCarty Is Dead.
Description
Marjorie Spalsbury was born in 1917 in Logan, Ohio, and lived most of her life in this small bucolic Hocking County town in southeastern Ohio. These poems are a celebration of her love for the beauty and the wonder of the Hocking Hills, a region rich in scenic natural attractions and history. Married for fifty-one years, she raised three children, faithfully attended the First Presbyterian Church, and brought happiness and cheerfulness to everyone she met. In her book of poetry, Gentle Hills, she managed to capture the wonder of daily living and the joy and fun of raising children in a small town nestled in the beautiful Hocking Hills. She loved where she lived, loved the people around her, loved her family and children. She describes that joy and pleasure in these poems, which she wrote from the 1970 and early 1980s. She died in 2007 and is remembered for her smile, her kindness, her love for everyone, and her deep abiding faith in God and all his children.
About the author
Marjorie Spalsbury was born in 1917 in Logan, Ohio, and lived most of her life in this small bucolic Hocking County town in southeastern Ohio. These poems are a celebration of her love for the beauty and the wonder of the Hocking Hills, a region rich in scenic natural attractions and history. Married for fifty-one years, she raised three children, faithfully attended the First Presbyterian Church, and brought happiness and cheerfulness to everyone she met. In her book of poetry, Gentle Hills, she managed to capture the wonder of daily living and the joy and fun of raising children in a small town nestled in the beautiful Hocking Hills. She loved where she lived, loved the people around her, loved her family and children. She describes that joy and pleasure in these poems, which she wrote from the 1970 and early 1980s. She died in 2007 and is remembered for her smile, her kindness, her love for everyone, and her deep abiding faith in God and all his children.
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