Thoughts by Susie Henry
An eclectic blend of poems, A Song for Me is the debut collection from poet Susan E. Henry.
An eclectic blend of poems, A Song for Me is the debut collection from poet Susan E. Henry. Prevalent in Henry’s poetry is the theme of nature, but other poems explore romance, relationships, spirituality, and pure whimsy. The works collected in A Song for Me have been composed over a span of twenty years, and illustrate the range of the poet’s inspirations.
I am certain I’m not alone in this. At some point, it has happened to all of us. You live through, or bear witness to, a moment and experience this feeling. A feeling of “Oh, wow, something amazing is going to happen as a result of this,” and then once it does, with soaring spirit you exclaim, “I knew it!!!”
That moment plays out for me in the following pages. Too many years ago to admit, a fellow classmate shared with me, her poetry; poetry which stirred my soul with how beautifully our own native tongue could be penned; poetry which expressed life with such simplicity and poignancy that it left me with an insatiable thirst for more. I knew at that moment this was something destined to warm and beautify our world.
A touch of color where too often everything is black and white, a calming escape, an excuse to slow down, and look around. A Song for Me is a stirring collection of such poetry, which you could never just sit down to simply read, but sit down to simply feel. Take some time to really soak up some life within these pages. Take some time, and maybe notice life in a way that you have never noticed it before, or sit back in your chair and sigh in agreement. “Ain’t that the truth.”
— Dee Mathes