After the Rain
Contained within the pages of After the Rain you will find poems of faith and inspiration, poems based on self-analysis, family, love, and humorous verses included to lighten your spirits. Ruth's poetry is often rhyming, lyrical, or free and easy as she uses a varied application of form. From Part 1, Sonlight, poems such as The Hiding Place which begins: There is no earthly hiding place where thy love cannot shine. We cannot sneak away and hide for all the world is thine. reflect her faith and realization that God is everywhere and all knowing. From Part 2, Meridian, her haiku show the writer's sensitivity to everyday events: Cotton candy clouds Bluegrass and harmony Serendipity From Part 3, Eventide, this untitled poem, and others, show the writer's vulnerability to the uncertainty of love. Never trust in "happily ever after." Sometimes it is only an illusion, swiftly disappearing behind the magician's cape as your dreams dissolve before your unbelieving eyes. From Part 4, The Witching Hour, more humorous introspection in Ruth's poem The Last Cookie: The last cookie on the tray is calling out my name! And if I pick it up, I've only myself to blame. They say the tape measure tells the tale, and the shock of a picture never fails; but, how can I turn away? How can I ever diet? How can I lost the weight when cookies won't keep quiet?! A little something for everyone can be found within the pages of After the Rain. You may be moved or amused but certainly entertained with Ruth's sixth book of poetry. She has also published two anthologies along with other members of her family.
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