Book: The Boy Who Wrote Poetry, SALE 20% off

Book: The Boy Who Wrote Poetry, SALE 20% off

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Okay, this isn't a book about rug hooking (although it does have a couple of my rugs in it!). It's the inspirational story of a young man, Mark Ford, who followed his dream to write. Although he died tragically at the age of eighteen, he left behind a legacy of poetry that is as transcendent and uplifting as it was the day he died in 1970. Told through letters, photographs and interviews with family and friends, this is the story of a prolific artist who didn't wait to express his voice. Mark said, "This collection of poetry is my own searching for an identity. I write so that I may understand, and so that others may understand it, too.

I hope that when my last account is due
That I may cleanse the coarseness from my view
May give so pure a gift of life to youth;
And may the child be wise, at least that day
And realize the depth of truth before
The memory forever fades away; and may
He have the wisdom not to ask for more

Bronze Award Winner, eLit Book Awards 2021

154 pages