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Believing in Beyond Forgetting   1 comment

Beyond Forgetting 8148 - 2009-11-04 at 20-21-55 blogSheryl Nelms, Holly Hughes, Janet Lowers, Dave Persons and Carolyn Dahl

To experience the slow loss
of brain function before death

is to become disconnected from the sound of the tree
that falls in the forest. No longer able to ponder
the questions of our existence,
rendering silent the sound to others
who will listen beyond the silence.

Still, somewhere in the forest a tree falls
and others continue to collect the sounds
so that no one will forget that there was a time
when your existence recorded the sounds of silence.

Beyond Forgetting 8144 - 2009-11-04 at 19-15-09 blogIt is the nature of poetry to help us understand adversity. For poet, Holly Hughes writing about Alzheimer’s disease helped her deal with the experience of being a caregiver for her mother who was one of over five million people in the US with Alzheimer’s.  The experience inspired her to gather and edit a collection of poems and prose, titled, “Beyond Forgetting: Poetry and Prose about Alzheimer’s Disease.”

Beyond Forgetting 8135 - 2009-11-04 at 19-06-53 blog

On two recent evenings in November, Holly Hughes and others read poetry and prose from her anthology, on the campuses of the University of St. Thomas and Lone Star College – Montgomery. All  proceeds from book sales went to the Alzheimer’s Association of South Texas. The anthology may be purchased at/or ordered from Good Books in the Woods, The Woodlands, Texas,


(Photo Set)

Beyond Forgetting Collage blog

Posted November 8, 2009 by kenneturner in Art, Books, Poetry

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Texas Poetry Shoot-Out   1 comment

Texas Poetry Shoot-out Framed blog

When one thinks of a “shoot-out”, one may assume a gunfight between armed groups; or a “High Noon” gunfight between the good guy and the bad guy – a duel.  What if the dual doesn’t involve guns, but rather a clash of skills like in, Dueling Banjos or a debate – a duel of words? You would think a “poetry shoot-out” would be a duel of words, which it could be, like in “The Dueling Poets” on the web. Although the concept might be one Good Books In The Woods may want to showcase in the future, this shoot-out was more to showcase the poetry of two friends (Paul Ruffin and Dave Parsons), each a poet laureate, each from Montgomery County.

Regardless of the format, when Dave and Paul read together, it can be a memorable evening, and this evening was not exception. (See photo set.)


(The viewer may want to chick on the YouTube logo to watch it on the YouTube site.)

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