Tuesday, August 3, 2010

The Soothing Power of the Spoken Word

I was honored to be told by my friend Dr. Brenda Carson, that she reads poetry to her mother, Mardine Carson, from my book A Blaze of Light.  Dr. Carson owns an Alternative Health and Wellness Clinic in Detroit, MI, and reads to her mother regularly to facilitate her speedy recovery.

Mardine Carson is 87 years old, and began writing poetry in her 60s.  She has always been a home-body, and very involved with family, friends and church.  Dr. Carson tells me that she knows her mother is enjoying the poetry as she reads it to her by the serene smile on her face.

As a writer, I think there is no greater honor than to hear a story like this.  Thank you both, Brenda and Mardine, for sharing it.  Good health and God bless you both.

2 comments:

RE - RecycledFrockery said...

WOWWWWW, That's Just Super. Poetry is good for the soul and the spirit. Age makes no difference to the listener and the reader alike. we both enjoy and feel the words.

Sam Freedom said...

how'd you make it back to my site this time, Molly? ;)