About the Author
Susan E. Birch
Creative Talents Unleashed is both thrilled and honored to announce the upcoming release of Ancient Whispers by Author Susan E. Birch
When Susan was eleven years old a teacher, knowing her love of Literature and History, gave her a copy of The Complete Works of Shakespeare and a poetry anthology both of which changed her life. When she opened the book of poetry it naturally fell open at a page on which was a poem called ‘The Cloths of Heaven’ by W.B. Yeats. She read it and was stunned as it was the first time words had actually drawn a picture in her mind. Later, reading the book of Shakespeare, she found Sonnet 18’ and found the answer to why poets wrote poetry. From then on she was an avid reader of poetry and fell in love with the classical poets. She is now approaching the age of seventy and still has that love and amazement of poetry she felt at eleven. She loves all genres of poetry but her favorites are historically based or any poem about the Earth, the ocean, the night or the moon.
As well as being a poet, she is a Yorkshire lass, a mother and grandmother, an avid reader of historical novels, an elderly eco-warrior and a closet on-line gamer.
Foreword . . .
The first clue of the profundity of this book of poems is the title “Ancient Whispers”. The title sets the tone for the book. One gets the feeling, as they are reading these wonderful selections; they are being handed down wisdom from an enlightened viewpoint. They are being given wisdom that has been earned, gathered over many hard years, walking and watching down many weathered footpaths. Other clues are woven throughout the pages of this fine book that Susan has composed. One that resonated with me was “Ancient”. It begins with these four lines:
I am made of earth and dreams,
Of stardust and possibilities.
Oceans exist within my soul
And moonlight fuels my flight.
The rest of this magnificent poem is for you to discover in your journey through these pages; however, I will say the ending is amazing.
“Ancient Whispers” is divided into five sections: Poems about Poetry, History and Mythology, The Night and the Ocean, Earth and Environment, Eclectic – Poet’s Choice. Each section is unique in its characteristics yet fits so well within the overall message of this book. I have my favorites in each section “A Midsummer’s Nightmare”, “Stone Circle”, “Pangea Lost”, “Child of the Dark Moon” and few other gems. There is so much to learn for the reader that will listen to the whispers.
D.B. Hall, Author of Pebbles in the Stream
Available May 3rd 2017
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