Treasuring Poetry – Meet poet and author Elizabeth Merry and a review

Today, I am featuring poet and author, Elizabeth Merry, as my Treasuring Poetry guest. Elizabeth has shared her favourite poems and thoughts about poetry and I have shared my review of her lovely poetry book, Minus One. Thank you Kaye Lynne Booth for hosting us today.

Writing to be Read

Today, I am delighted to introduce you to author and poet, Elizabeth Merry. I came across Elizabeth’s poetry and writing quite recently and was bowled over by her powerful words and messages.

Welcome Elizabeth

First, I would like to send a million thanks to Robbie Cheadle for this opportunity; it is much appreciated.

My favourite poem from my own collection is The Red Petticoat, which I wrote for my mother. When I was very young, anyone with relations in America was always on the lookout for parcels. Besides the red petticoat I remember winter coats for my sister and myself. Mine was grey and red check and hers was chocolate brown with pompoms – I was so jealous of those pompoms! Well, here is the poem:


I remember the rustle

Of the red, exotic petticoat

The pick of a parcel

From America

Delight crackled in her hair

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23 thoughts on “Treasuring Poetry – Meet poet and author Elizabeth Merry and a review

  1. I really loved the Diggin’ poem. The character reminded me so much of my dad, not that he was a planter, but in other crafts he took on, it was always with perfection in mind and not really taking breaks until the work was done. And ‘digging’ with a pen can be exhausting, too, in a mental sort of way. Thanks for posting.

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