Sunday, July 1, 2012

A (Southern ) LIFE IN POEMS








I would like to extend to you a ~ Warm Southern Welcome~ ...
along with an inside look at the southern way of life .


I am always on a mission to .......
"Celebrate the South and Promote a Positive Mississippi"


I want to introduce readers to Mississippi and the south through
Poetry Prose and the Written Word.




Step into my world......


















I am thrilled and honored to be included in the ...
She Writes Southern Writers 4th of July Countdown Blog Tour
.

Please check out the above link to find the other blogs on the tour-


People who leave insightful comments on the blog post(s) during the
tour will be entered into a random drawing to receive a special
Southern Living-themed prize (worth $50) donated by Zetta Brown
and Jim & Zetta - Author/Publisher Services.
The more blogs you visit and the more comments you
make throughout the tour, the more chances you get to win!


My first book of poetry:
Reflections of a Mississippi Magnolia- A Life In Poems
*Link to book on Amazon.com*
Published  February, 2008 (Grant House Publishers).

My second book of poetry:
My Magnolia Memories and Musings -In Poems
*Link to book on Amazon.com*
Published  February 2012.

I call both books a "celebration of the south and things southern". Using childhood memories, personal thoughts and dreams, I attempt to give a positive glimpse into the southern way of life. There are so many negative connotations associated with Mississippi and the south in general. I want to show a flip side of the coin.

There is much to love about this maligned and misunderstood part of our country. I would really love for you to get to KNOW Mississippi (and the south) in a different light.

I have made it my life mission to be a cheerleader of
Mississippi and all things southern !!!
From this Magnolia Girl to all of you :
Thanks again for stopping by my blog and sharing
with me (through poems) this place that I so
lovingly call home !
Y'all come back ,now....You hear???


PLEASE come and ~FRIEND~ me on Facebook .....
Kick back, put your feet up and let's chat ....

https://www.facebook.com/patricia.neelydorsey

  Reflections of a Mississippi Magnolia-A Life in Poems Book Trailer Video







Stop by this link below for some more
info, and links to interviews and reviews.




                                                              

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35 comments:

  1. Hey Patricia, You know what I love about this? Your connection to place. You provide a shining example to people interested in connecting to their own land, to their own home. When a person uses their heart to tell others about their home, their place, it impacts the other person's ability to learn in a very positive way. Good job!

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    1. Thanks so much, Dave for your kind words! You do get exactly the message that I am trying to convey!
      When I speak at schools, I encourage the students to be proud of who they are...proud of where they come from and proud of the lives that they live .
      In the South, especially, sense of place is such an important thing !
      Thanks so much for visiting my blog !
      Please DO come back !
      I am SO glad you enjoyed it

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  2. Thanks so much ! That is exactly a message that I want to convey!
    When I speak at schools, I encourage the students to be proud of who they are...proud of where they come from and proud of the lives that they live .
    In the South, especially, sense of place is such an important thing !
    Thanks so much for visiting my blog !
    I am SO glad you enjoyed it !

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  3. Miss Patricia - Can I call you that? :) I'm a yankee girl from Indiana but lived in the South most of my adult life. Two years ago I left due to a relocation and I just long for our former home in Alabama. I have many lovely friends who are also Mississippians, What a nice bunch you are.

    I love Miss, we visited while our son briefly lived there and enjoyed that place you call home very much. I love your writing and poems. The Southern Rules are exactly that and we raised our son with them. Anyway I'm a follower of yours and enjoy your work very much. This tour is very exciting but I made a point to stop here first! God Bless!
    Eileen

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    1. Thanks so much for visiting my blog and telling friends about it ! Please do come back to visit often !
      I am so glad you enjoyed the poems!

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  4. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog , Eileen !
    I am so glad you have been following me and enjoy the poems !
    It's wonderful that you have had a chance to experience the beauty of the south!
    I hope that you will tell all of your friends(southern ones, especially ) about two wonderful little books of southern poems !

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  5. Good morning! I shared with friends of mine who live in the Tupelo area and north Alabama. I love how you share your experience of being Southern, a Missippian. There are a lot of misconceptions out there and a lot of outdated ideas about the south that just are not correct. You are helping people to see past all that and I commend you! Have a blessed day Miss Patricia!

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  6. Your poetry is so insightful! Your words reveal the true "blessings" of being reared in the South. "Southern Man" breathes life into the ideas of what all Southern mothers want their sons to become. Thank you for putting a positive spin on our special way of life "down heah!"

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    1. Thanks so much for visiting my blog, Susan !
      I am so glad that you enjoyed the poems!
      Please come back to "visit" often!

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  7. Hi Patricia,
    I applaud you and your site in its mission of showing the POSITIVE side of Mississippi and the South. Too many people have pre-set ideas on what the South "is" and too many people get stuck on the negative without seeing the positive.
    I've never been to Mississippi, but from reading your poetry, it rings true for us Texans too. :)

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  8. Your poetry says all the things I love about the south. While Texas is the south, I don't quite think it has the same flavor as Georgia, where I lived. I wish I'd had more time in Mississippi when we were traveling, and I was fascinated by Louisiana swamps. Your pictures and poetry say it all.

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    1. Thanks so much for visiting my blog!
      I am so glad that you enjoyed the poems!
      Please come back to "visit" often !

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  9. Nice poetry, Patricia! It speaks of Tennessee as well as Mississippi! My husband is an Ole Miss grad, and we love to drive back down to Oxford, a truly marvelous town. We also love the antebellum homes in Holly Springs. You will enjoy this: yesterday I cooked a mess of green beans, fried a mess of squash and a mess of okra, tossed a fresh cucumber salad, and sliced the prettiest red tomatoes we have seen in two years from our garden. Later, when the piercing sun went down ushering in a cool breeze, we sat on our front porch and visited. Ah to live in the South!

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    1. Thank you all for your kind words.
      I am so glad you enjoyed the poems and can see the beauty that I am trying to convey for all to see.
      There is so much to love about this region that we share a love for.
      I feel blessed to be called a Southerner !!!
      Please do come back and visit my blog , often !

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  10. Thank you all for your kind words.
    I am so glad you enjoyed the poems and can see the beauty that I am trying to convey for all to see.
    There is so much to love about this region that we share a love for.
    I feel blessed to be called a Southerner !!!

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  11. Dear Patricia, Your amazing poetry is helping to 'educate' this Northerner on the Southern way of life. Thank you for sharing the She Writes Southern Writers Book Tour to me ... it's like additional classes for me. :))

    I will have to say I was blessed to be the daughter of a Southern Ohio farm girl. My dad was a 'city slicker' who met, married and moved Mom up to the Cleveland area. Her farm roots never left her. I never forgot that Mom grew up without electricity and indoor plumbing. If there was a birth or a death, you went and fixed the family a meal. You did not ask if there was anything you could do, you just show up WITH THE FOOD. If I was invited over someone's home, Mom taught me you did not just walk away from the table, you grabbed a dish rag or dish towel and pitched in with the clean up. I was blessed... Heck, maybe I was a Southerner in another life. :)

    We have Cyrus Webb & Facebook to thank for our meeting.

    ♥LOVE YA♥

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  12. I found you finally, Patricia! I love all your poems and they really speak to my own life experiences. Thank you for expressing our Southern ways and words with such pride of time and place.

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    1. Thanks so much, Jo !
      I am so glad you enjoy the poems!
      I love doing what I do !
      Thanks for visiting my blog !
      Please come back often !

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  13. Thanks so much, Jo !
    I am so glad you enjoy the poems!
    I love doing what I do !

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  14. Patricia, I'm so glad to find you here in the Southern Writers Group and on the blog tour! I'm a LOT older than you, but that doesn't matter when we share such common ground. I grew up in Pontotoc, about 20 miles west of Tupelo. All my family is gone now, and I don't get back much, but that place certainly informs my writing. Congrats on your books and your life as a poet. I admire your for pursuing your dream (I'm trying to do the same, but in fiction)!

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    1. Glad to "meet" youon the She Writes Tour , Gerry !
      I would love for you to tell friends and family about two wonderful little books of southern poems !
      I wish you all the best !
      Please do come back to visit my blog !

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  15. Glad to "meet" you here, Gerry !
    I would love for you to tell friends and family about two wonderful little books of southern poems !
    I wish you all the best !

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  16. Beautiful poetry, you bring the south alive.
    I've never been to Mississippi. After this tour and the terrific blogs, I have an itchin' to get to more places in the south!
    Thanks for being part of this blog tour. And a HUGE thank you to Zetta for putting it together!!

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    1. Thanks so much , Trisha !
      I am so glad you enjoyed the poems !
      We'd love to have you visit us here in Mississippi !!
      The welcome mat is out !!! :)
      Please do come back to visit my blog !

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  17. Thanks so much , Trisha !
    I am so glad you enjoyed the poems !
    We'd love to have you visit us here in Mississippi !!
    The welcome mat is out !!! :)

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  18. Great writing about what it is to be a Southerner. I've been enjoying the tour and I especially enjoyed the stop here. There are lots of great Summer things to add too, including watermelon eatin' and lightenin' bug catchin'.

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    1. Thanks so much ! SO glad you enjoyed your visit to my blog ! :)
      Please DO come back !

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  19. Thanks so much ! SO glad you enjoyed your visit here ! :)

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  20. Patricia,
    Your poems evoke your love of Mississippi, comfort and tranquility. Yes, the pictures and memories of Mississippi aren't always pleasant but you show another side; the one that evokes hospitality, family and warmth.

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    1. Dera, I do try to show a flip side of the coin that is so often overlooked !
      I am glad you enjoyed the poems !

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  21. Dera, I do try to show a flip side of the coin that is so often overlooked !
    I am glad you enjoyed the poems !

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  22. Hi Patricia! Still love your Southern poems. Glad to see you're still writing them.

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    2. Thanks so much, Patricia, I am so glad that you STILL enjoy the poems ! :)

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