I have included these two readings from my book of children’s verse, God’s Children.
Essentially, what I had envisioned with this book God’s Children was a lot different than what you see and also can now hear. What you have here now is a three dimensional book, with images and poetry and audio. For Free –
I have read some beautiful posts of hope and I believe we all need to come together and work together, learn together, and live peacefully with another. There is much work to be done for injustices to be made right. For oppression to turn, for decades of decay to turn green and made beautiful. There is much work to be done, and I hope everyone finds their way of helping for the better and the good.
God’s Children, Flip Book: This is a book of Children Poems I wrote and was illustrated by my daughter, Dahlia. The book consists of Sonnets, Hymns, Villanelles, Ballads, (Heroic) Couplets, Epigrams, Heterometric Rhymes, Odes, Biblical Free Verse, and other Forms of poetry, including ranges of prosody. It is appropriate for all ages.
It is mostly rhyming poetry and Christian based. Surely, I have not taken my verse to the Pulpit. Instead, I have composed contemporary poetry written for children with the message and fibers of Christian faith with its joy, kindness, peace and love with one’s self and others.
When you click on the link and flip through the pages, you may have to wait a minute for the images to upload. (Depending on your internet connection.) I hope you enjoy the book and I hope it inspires some of our children to enact on their own creative endeavors. It brought me great joy working with my daughter creating this book and I am super proud of her. The book was written for my daughter, and I also hope that every child knows how precious and sacred they are.
To follow nature we hold our child’s hand to God’s door. When this all matures with the weeping willow and the joy in heart flowers we brush the Yellow Poplar to find the green showing
its vastness. From the beginning with the sprouts in the greenhouse to lovelit orchards: this life is grace. The sun dances around the moon as if dancing the movement of time. It is here, I say to my child, Amen.
This is a Sonnet of mine, which I would love to see in my book project, God’s Children.
The dandelion fairy is perhaps the buzziest of the bunch, weaving between bumble bees and dragonflies, yellow misting lawns with hope. Her bright flowers with petals of divine light.
A wing caught in joy, the mother and child pick dandelions, morning moving to their fingertips as the fairy flutters on with nature on their toes.
Drawing by Spectacular Dahlia!
This is the anticipated layout of our book, which I am so, so, so (!) excited about! With respect to my daughter’s labored artwork with many drafts for each one fairy, I believe this is a fair glimpse at our book proposal. I am so proud of my daughter’s art, I couldn’t be happier.