April is National Poetry Month so I am glad a local Raleigh-area poet, and fellow member of the Triangle Association of Freelancers, stopped by to share her latest work. Take it away, Lisa!
Nancy, I appreciate your taking the time to share about my book Heart Sounds, a chap book of poetry. This is my first book of poetry. Much of my work has been as a ghostwriter, but my first language is poetry. This book has been in my heart for several years. It came to life when I reviewed my collection of poetry, which spanned for years, and selected the poems which fit into the theme.
Heart Sounds is a Chap Book of poems about love in many forms. The focus of Heart Sounds is love in four areas: Family Love, Love of Friends, Love Sounds, and Self Love. While this book is not all-inclusive of the various forms of love, it is a sampling from the heart and more work is in the works.
Excerpt titled Love Note
Sliced between the pages of cheddar and salami
Was this note
Love it expressed
Mustard scented tastefulness
Like the seed
In a dream come true
How could I argue with this?
Not a chance in a million
I would change my mustard scented note
*Note from Nancy- This is only one example of the many wonderful poems Lisa has included in her book Heart Sounds.
More About The Author
Lisa Tomey has been writing ever since she took to the pencil, really getting a true taste at the age of 11 when she was inspired by her 6th grade teacher to keep participating in Creative Writing classes. Her class participated in an anthology of poetry and shared poetry in the various forms they had been studying.
While poetry is Lisa's favorite writing style, she has also written short stories, prose, memoirs, fiction and non-fiction. As a professional, she wrote plays for use in grade schools. She has also written many presentations and speeches for her work. Many years ago, Lisa was bitten by the puppetry bug and created puppets and wrote plays to present with her family at church and for herself to use in the local library. She is working on a book about puppet plays. Due to be published in the fall of 2019, Tomey is also working on another book of poetry, including short stories. As a college student, specializing in journalism, Lisa wrote for her college paper and illustrated her own and other's work. As you can see, writing has infiltrated about every facet of Lisa's life, early on. Connect with her here:
*Note from Nancy- find out more about Lisa on the TAF Website