Sweet River Song- Revised Edition, represents the sum total of the author’s poetry selection to date. Her book Sweet River Song published in 2016 has now evolved into this new Revised Edition which comprises of 51 poems inclusive of the Limericks section. The new poems included in this revised edition deal with pertinent events in the life of the author from the date of first publication until now. To the author some of the events are unforgettable such as the passage of Hurricane Irma in Anguilla, which she captures in the verses of the poem Her Fury where the author states “….the wind raged all around…She shrieked and wailed and growled and snarled like mad dogs pent in a pound…” Events that cause the author to question things she does not understand as in the poem True Grit which she wrote as a tribute to one “Leslie”. In each of the six verses of this poem she asks of Leslie “Where did you get that grit?” …to smile in the face of death’s shadow? To remain stoic in pain’s strong grip? …..To pick up the pieces of daily living? The author focuses on important, life-altering events such as the uncontainable excitement that she felt at the birth of her first grandchild as expressed in the poem Ami, and on the hardship of modern living as articulated in Things Real Tuff. This revised collection contains the best of Hyacinth Hughes’s work and is truly a collection to be enjoyed and to be preserved for generations to come.
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