Greetings from Backroad Poetry,
Included in this month’s newsletter is the Poem of the Month, spoken word poetry by Eric Darby, a quick micro poem, and a recent review of our recent release, “Country Songs and Backroad Love Notes.”
Poem of the Month:
Had I met you first, or yesterday
I would have believed in love at first sight
had I met you first, or yesterday.
I knew you before we met this time
and you’ve made me believe in reincarnation.
Long ago we planted a tree, and when it grew last year
it already had our names carved into its bark.
I know I have loved you before, a few times,
while the rest of the country fought the revolution,
or learned to program a VCR,
and I now spend my days battling your ghosts of the past,
keeping them where they’ve been hiding
and not here and now.
But I’m the one who now needs an exorcism,
because time heals all wounds but mine,
and although internal and invisible to the rest of the world,
they are centuries deep, if not more.
And to combat this I love you like it’s today,
but I’ll love you another way tomorrow,
because to me this is therapy.
And as we come to the end of this time around
I am confident I will love you again.
I will find you again, somehow.
“Had I met you first, or yesterday” originally appeared in ‘The Ravens Perch’
If you are a fan of spoken word poetry this one by Eric Darby is a classic – his words and delivery are amazing! (and one of the most beautifully motivational things you’ll ever hear)
Please enjoy “Scratch and Dent Dreams”
Monthly Micro Poem:
Please enjoy “Matches”
This is a recent review of the Backroad Poetry title, “County Songs and Backroad Love Notes” by Steven Harz.
“This collection of poetry is a must read. The pieces make you feel warm, fuzzy and loved; the perfect read after a long day. The poetry brings to mind how good it feels to love and be loved.
Some believe romantic poetry only appeals to women. Not the case with Country Songs and Backroad Love Notes. Many of the pieces are written about old cars, young love, coming of age and love gained and lost, which male readers will definitely identify with.”