#Poetryreadathon – Songs of Heartstrings

Poetry readathon

Miriam Hurdle

What Amazon says

Human being has the will power to travel through an exhausting journey, win a tough battle, and heal a deep wound. Strength from hope keeps us going until the light at the end of the tunnel is in sight and striving until the storm is over.

This poetic memoir comprises themes from the suffering through an undesirable relationship, surviving an aggressive cancer, to the happiness in true love, the joy of parenthood, and gratitude toward the Maker. Hurdle reveals the honest self-talk and reflects a heart filled with optimism, faith and trust. She illustrates the poems with her beautiful photos and paintings.

My review

Songs of Heartstringsย is a collection of poems and essays featuring the vast array of life experiences by the author. Miriam Hurdle has encountered both the best and the worst of life through the death of her husband’s close friend, her own treatment for cancer, the birth of her daughter and the close relationship of her parents. Her wonderful joy in life and strong faith in her religion shine through in her poetry and give a lot of insight into her strong spirit and ability to stay positive despite the curve balls life has thrown her way.

This book also demonstrates Miriam’s love of nature and features poems about her garden, a hummingbird and even a spider. Her photographs and pictures are lovely and compliment the prose.

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About Miriam Hurdle

Miriam Hurdle is a multi-genre writer. She writes poetry, flash fiction, and short stories. Her poems are included in Letters to Gaia, Whispers and Echoes Issue 2, Whispers and Echoes Issue 3, and Outcast and More Words.

She is passionate about poetry and her favorite poets are Robert Frost with his poems “The Road Not Taken,” and Linda Pastan with her poem “To a Daughter Leaving Home.”

Music has rooted in her life. Being a soloist as a teenager led her to taking voice lessons and to have ongoing singing engagements. She continues to sing soprano in choral groups. Lyrics have a major influence in the natural flow of her melodic writing. She writes memoir in the form of poetry.

Along with her brother, she took photos when the films were black and white. Photography is still her enjoyable hobby. Drawing and painting were fun activities as a child. Her favorite was to draw a Japanese girl with big eyes, long hair, small lips and chin. She resumed drawing and watercolor painting several years ago. In her poetry collection, photos and paintings are included to illustrate the poems.

She earned a Doctorate of Education from the University of La Verne in California. After two years of rehabilitation counseling, fifteen years of public school teaching and ten years in school district administration, she retired and enjoys life with her husband in southern California.

For more information about Miriam, please visit www.theshowersofblessings.com

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34 thoughts on “#Poetryreadathon – Songs of Heartstrings

  1. What a lovely welcome home message from my travel to see you fabulous review of my book. Thank you so much, Robbie! I’m humble by all that I’ve experienced in life, glad or sad, and thankful to let it flow from my pen (computer).

    We had a wonderful time attending my nephew’s wedding and doing sightseeing in Hong Kong and Japan. We came home last night and I need to adjust the time change.

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  2. Robbie, thank you for this wonderful review of ‘ Songs of heartstrings ‘ , it really sounds rich and encompassing. I also love to learn so much more about Miriam Hurdle. I follow her and enjoy her posts but didn’t know much about what had propelled her both emotionally and artistically.
    Great review of a wonderful woman.

    miriam

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