Driftwood Tones: Nature Poetry of Beauty & Presence (2023)
From the first poem “Pastel Orchid” to the last “Greet the Day”, the nature poetry in this collection resonates with my senses with unique clarity. A variety of birdsongs are craftily intertwined in the poetry which soundly adds to the beautiful imagery. I thoroughly enjoyed the wonderful expressions of lyrical arrangements as the author aptly states “the destination is the beginning of the journey”. I especially enjoyed the crystal moments in the poems and tones in the spectrum of serenity and peace.
Tony Gabriel, Canadian Football Hall of Fame
A read that reflects both the quiet beauty and recurring turmoil in which we live. The author guides us through an acceptance for what cannot be changed, while seeking and discovering contentment in what is. I was so pleased to catch a glimpse of the author's sense of humor with bold and veiled references to a few of her most cherished artists. I read it cover to cover, and then read it twice more ... so far.
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Sprigs and Twigs: A Solitary Note & Selected Poems Collector's Edition (2021)
Bestseller (2022) Canadian Poetry
Personal and heartfelt, Sprigs and Twigs is a unique collection of poems, on topics ranging from the beauty of nature to the tragedy of death. This volume of poetry gives the reader a sense of bittersweet nostalgia, but also leaves an image of hope and triumph over life’s challenges. An interesting perspective on life that entertains and enlightens. Well done!
Jill Knorr, Elementary School Librarian
Incredible! Every poem is rich with vivid imagery and musical meter while drawing you into a story that plays out like a motion picture in one's imagination!
Scott Van Teeffelen, Recording Artist
The strength to soar with wind beneath your wings is found in this collection of poetry. The poet's descriptions are crisp and vivid. I can see the tabby chasing the mole, the old man wrapped in his cardigan in the garden, and the bowl of milk for the kittens in the loft. I invite you to curl up on the sofa and take an unforgettable journey through this collection of poems.
Lauren A. Harrison, Author/Poet
Waterside Author and Canadian Poet Terry-Lynn Johnson @lakeheadpoet
On Amazon Driftwood Tones: Nature Poetry of Beauty & Presence (2023).
Driftwood Tones Nature Poetry of Beauty & Presence is the author's second collection of poetry. The collection is published by international and prestigious Waterside Productions with endorsement by Ken D. Foster, Best-Selling Author, Business Strategist and Host of the Syndicated Show, Voices of Courage.
Foreword by Philip V. Allingham, Professor Emeritus, Formerly: Faculty of Education, and Adjunct Professor, Department of English, Lakehead University. The author was mentored by Dr. Allingham during her undergraduate years and worked closely with him as a graduate assistant while attaining her Master in Education at Lakehead University, Thunder Bay, Ontario.
Sprigs and Twigs: A Solitary Note & Selected Poems (Collector's Edition) is the author's first collection (FriesenPress, 2021) which landed as an Amazon bestseller and is shelved in Indigo bookstores under Arts and Letters, Canadian Poet.
Born and raised on the northernmost shores of Lake Superior, Terry-Lynn Johnson is a poet, essayist, lyricist and educator. She started writing poetry at the age of 12. She lost her mother to terminal illness as a child and is a mental health survivor. Her favourite authors are Leonard Cohen, Ernest Hemingway and Maya Angelou with an interest in romantic, Victorian and modernist literature. She has an Honours Bachelor of Social Sciences and Humanities and Master of Education from Lakehead University. Her husband is a professional musician and together they perform acoustic music and poetry.
She is found on social media @lakeheadpoet.