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The author of the book: Donna Marie Merritt
Language: English
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 9.74 MB
ISBN 13: 9780990820062
Edition: Beech Hill Publishing Company
Date of issue: November 10th 2015
ISBN: 0990820068

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Independent poets are a rare breed these days. Great independent poets are even more rare. Donna Marie Merritt provides a delightful mixture of Texas and New England culture in her writing. Straight to the point and with simple words that carry much more meaning than their surface denotation.

We Walk Together is Merritt's fifth collection of poetry. I have read and reviewed three of her previous for collection and found them to be wonderful. It is poetry that examines the simpler and sometimes more difficult things in life in a way that embraces the reader. After all, not everything in life is wonderful like turtles in a summer pond. There are hardships, too, that are related in such a way the reader immediately identifies with the author. There is a connection that cannot be ignored.

In the way of connection, the second poem in this collection is called "JD," a play on a child's initials and juvenile delinquent, but dangerously close to my own initials, JG, and my attitude and behavior in school. Merritt's descriptions and words have me thinking we sat in the same classroom. From what most observe and what is real is sometimes very different.

In this collection, many of the poems touch on the interconnectedness of all mankind. We read of how homelessness is seen and experienced and shown a comparison between small events that change the outcome of a later event, even when dealing with those whom society has written off. There are moments where problems can be solved with the right bit of understanding preventing something that is a simple mistake from growing into an ordeal.

There is also that moment of impossible grief. When we experience something too terrible to bear. We all had that moment, maybe different from "It's not her", but it’s that feeling of absolute consternation that haunts the reader's soul that makes it real.

This collection is the shortest I read, but perhaps the hardest hitting and most outward-looking. It has the reader looking at his or her own life, events, and feelings and examine how that may have influenced an event. Perhaps making the reader scrutinize his or her previous actions and thoughts and possibly see the difference a kinder act or more informed thinking might have accomplished. We think of ourselves as individuals, but as Merritt teaches us, we all walk together.

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NEW! Donna's sixth book of poetry, NO WINTER MAINTENANCE (April 2017) is available at:

HUSH THAT HULLABALOO!, her new children's book (June 20, 2017), can be pre-ordered at:

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HER HOUSE AND OTHER POEMS is available at:

Merritt is also the author of the Poetry for Tough Times series: JOB LOSS, A JOURNEY IN POETRY (2010), CANCER, A CAREGIVER'S VIEW (2011), and WHAT'S WRONG WITH ORDINARY? (2012). Contact Hickory Stick Bookshop at 860-868-0525. Limited copies remaining.

Donna writes math and science books for children, too, including. TOO-TALL TINA.

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