Whisper of Spring #TuesdayTidbit #Poetry #Inspiration

A photo of Abbie smiling in front of a white background. Her brown hair is cut short and frames her face. She is wearing a bright red shirt and a dark, flowy scarf swirled with hues of purple, pinks and blues.

Whisper of Spring (An Acrostic)

by Abbie Johnson Taylor

Wind rustles tree branches,
Harmonizes with robins
In joyous, seasonal song.
Spring, in all its glory,
Permeates the air with budding flowers,
Enriches life with new beginnings,
Rejuvenates.

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The above poem was published in the April 3rd issue of The Weekly Avocet. You can click the link below to hear me read it.

 

Whisper of Spring

 

New! Why Grandma Doesn’t Know Me

Copyright 2021 by Abbie Johnson Taylor.

Independently published with the help of DLD Books.

The cover of the book features an older woman sitting in a wicker chair facing a window. The world beyond the window is bright, and several plants are visible on the terrace. Behind the woman’s chair is another plant, with a tall stalk and wide rounded leaves. The woman has short, white hair, glasses, a red sweater, and tan pants. The border of the picture is a taupe color and reads "Why Grandma Doesn't Know Me" above the photo and "Abbie Johnson Taylor" below it.

Sixteen-year-old Natalie’s grandmother, suffering from dementia and confined to a wheelchair, lives in a nursing home and rarely recognizes Natalie. But one Halloween night, she tells her a shocking secret that only she and Natalie’s mother know. Natalie is the product of a one-night stand between her mother, who is a college English teacher, and another professor.

After some research, Natalie learns that people with dementia often have vivid memories of past events. Still not wanting to believe what her grandmother has told her, she finds her biological father online. The resemblance between them is undeniable. Not knowing what else to do, she shows his photo and website to her parents.

Natalie realizes she has some growing up to do. Scared and confused, she reaches out to her biological father, and they start corresponding.

Her younger sister, Sarah, senses their parents’ marital difficulties. At Thanksgiving, when she has an opportunity to see Santa Claus, she asks him to bring them together again. Can the jolly old elf grant her request?

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Author: abbiejohnsontaylor

I'm the author of three novels, two poetry collections, and a memoir. My work has appeared in various journals and anthologies. I'm visually impaired and live in Sheridan, Wyoming, where for six years, I cared for my totally blind late husband who was paralyzed by two strokes. Please visit my website at: https://www.abbiejohnsontaylor.com

5 thoughts on “Whisper of Spring #TuesdayTidbit #Poetry #Inspiration”

    1. I’m so glad, Patty. I wish now I hadn’t deleted that April 3rd issue. I recently discovered that with my personal WordPress plan, I can upload documents like The Weekly Avocet and include links to where readers can download the issue. Since Charles Portolano, the editor of The Weekly Avocet, encourages all readers to share each issue he sends out, I’ll definitely do this with future issues where my work is featured.

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      1. Hi Abbie, there are some Weekly Avocets posted over on my Patreon site which have your work in them. You can go to my homepage on my blog and go straight to my site there and download free PDF copies of them.

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