Raleigh poet and fiction writer Maureen Sherbondy puts pen to experience in her latest book.
“Belongings” (Main Street Rag Publishing) is a collection of poems about dating, relationships and healing.
“I write about letting go of relationships and trying to move forward,” Sherbondy says.
“This is a result of spending six years in the dating world after my divorce.
The first section is labeled ‘Inventory.’ These poems re-examine situations in order to gain an understanding of what transpired.
There is an attempt to continuously reflect in order to learn and then to move forward.” And Sherbondy reports that she is indeed moving on; she got married earlier this month. In “God, Country, Golf” (West Bow Press), Wesley Hobbs Bauguess shares the devastation and grieving process she went through after her husband, Larry, was shot and killed protecting his Army unit during an ambush while deployed in Pakistan in 2007. I didn’t know how I was going to get through it, but over time I realized my life experiences – all the way back to when I was a child – were tools to help me through it.” Bauguess, herself an Army veteran, lives in Wake Forest.
Lisa Zerkle of Charlotte won the 2017 Randall Jarrell Poetry Competition for her poem “Relics of the Great Acceleration.” Zerkle will receive 0 and publication in story South, an online literary journal dedicated to showcasing poetry of writers from the “new South.” Eric Smith of Carrboro was named runner-up for his poem “Orrery.” The May 14 column contained an incorrect online address for the star of “The Adventures of Harry the Inside-Outside Cat” (Mindstir Media). Triangle-area authors: We want to hear about your new book. As space permits, we will mention self-published books by local authors that are for sale on commercial sites.
This dating poem is written to express the thrills and ambiguities of a first date.
While dating can be full of promises and possibilities, yet it's also fraught with dilemmas and hesitations...
First impressions usually make a quite a hard imprint on our minds and our initial feelings about a person usually last for quite sometime.
After the first date, if we feel rather lukewarm towards that person, it's quite unlikely that such feelings could intensify into keen interest within the next few dates. :)Meanwhile, have fun dating and hopefully you'll recognize the right one for you!