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Joy L

Three excellent poems from Joy: one about Spring, one about the gun and one about Charlotte Bronte.

 Spring

 AND NOW...

An ethereal curtain rises,
a feathered chorus orchestrates -
enter Spring: her grand debut,
veiled by dew-dropped, cob-webbed lace.

Crowned with gold forsythia;
yellow trumpets show respect;
earth's treasure-chest is opening -
all creatures genuflect.

Each Spring I have a love affair,
and at her feet I leave a prayer
for all the beauty dwelling there.

 

Joy Poem

 THE GUN IS KING


They've forsaken the plough, the saw and the pen;
those lawless 'excuses;' those uncaring men.
When did their hearts freeze: turn to stone – when?

What flawed ideology led them to hate,
to pick up the gun, decide others fate?
In twisted thinking insatiate.

Shattered hearts;
pillows drowned
for those murdered children in an Afghanistan town.

 

Joy L

 CHARLOTTE BRONTE


Oh, how many siblings marble-cold cheeks did she kiss
before her sweet, neglected lips felt their time, so brief, of bliss?
How many days and nights did her heart mourn
for happier times, so people-filled,
replaced by lonely, empty dawns?

And yet, unless contrarily, her own words could impart,
perhaps her own creations filled a vacuum in her heart?
Did 'Jane' replace her sisters –
did she play that crucial part?

In literary history 'Jane' sits upon a throne –
created by more than ink and quill:
a revered imagination, diligence:
a will of steel.

Currer Bell or Charlotte –
encouraged by her faith and flair –
claimed, repudiating other works,
her masterpiece, 'JANE EYRE!'

Meet The Author...
Joy Lennick
Who Am I?

Most important 'jobs:' wife and mother to three sons. Hooked on reading and writing from a young age (wrote a simple play in junior school: acted on the stage). Joined the library at seven and that was it; the love affair continues...

First worked as a junior secretary, then secretary. Favourite job: A publishing company, Kaye & Ward in the City of London.

Apart from the odd poem, letter and article in magazines, and one poem read on Bournemouth radio, had various poems published in anthologies and won a few prizes. Ran my own Poetry Club for a while. Published: Celtic Cameos & Other Poems.

Factual books published: Running Your Own Small Hotel, & Jobs in Baking & Confectionery (Kogan Page Ltd., London), Updated two other author's books. As Biographer:Hurricane Halsey (True adventure), Memoir: My Gentle War; Faction novel: The Catalyst. Several short stories published in WordPlay anthologies (one winning lst prize through 'Writing' magazine as the best writing circle anthology of 2012 in the UK). A Group Leader for Creative Writing for the U3A group in Torrevieja, Spain.
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