By The Light Of A Neon Moon edited by Janet Lowery

By the Light of A Neon Moon

Wow!  A poetry book about Honky Tonks and Dance Halls, who would have thought but then again I am a fan of Cowboy poetry.  This collection of poems; by writers that include a poet laureate, a librarian and a middle school English teacher, works.  Each one seems to take you on a journey, some sad and some laugh out loud funny. I don’t often quote from the books I read, but with this one it seems appropriate:

“We know you can open your own doors.

Hell, you could lead if you wanted,

but chivalry is a gift

the woman gives the man

to make us feel strong, wanted, needed;

perhaps a bit invincible.”

                                 From Words From My Father by Karla K Morton

And one of my favorite lines in the book:

“….we were flying our lives

through the sixties and we didn’t have a clue

that we were like the Ugly Americans.”

                               From  Integration 1964 by Dave Parsons

 

I thoroughly enjoyed this collection of poetry.  Maybe it is because I am a Texan and love Honky Tonks and Dance Halls, two steppin’ and juke boxes but I highly recommend you take a gander at it for yourself!

 

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