Great Storytelling and Poetry

I learned in songwriting that a great lyric is a story that grabs the listener and makes them laugh, cry (tears of joy or sadness), moves them (possibly literally to the point of dancing), or be inspires to take action or think differently in some way. I believe great stories and poetry do the same. They create an emotional reaction and connection, and inspire hope.

I’d love to experience more such stories and poetry from you, my friends, as they reveal more of the greatness and goodness of your heart and spirit to me.

With Love,

About russtowne

I'm awed by the beauty of nature and the power of love and gratitude. Some of my favorite sensory experiences include waves crashing on rocky shores, waterways in ancient redwood and fern-filled forests, and rain. My wife and I have been married since 1979. We have 3 adult children and 5 grandchildren. I manage a wealth management firm that I founded in 2003. My Beloved is a Special Education teacher for Kindergartners and First Graders. I'm a published author of approximately 60 books in a variety of genres for grownups and children.
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8 Responses to Great Storytelling and Poetry

  1. Russ – I’m continually amazed by all you accomplish and the grace with which you walk this earth.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Are you meaning you are wanting more submissions for your book? Diane

    • russtowne says:

      Certainly, at least until May 31. I’ll decide shortly after that presentation deadline as to whether there is still space available for stories or poetry in the three anthologies. Thank you for asking for requesting clarification.

  3. Are you meaning you want more submissions of poetry for your book? Diane

  4. ksbeth says:

    how about a haiku, russ?

    • russtowne says:

      I’ve resisted the temptation so far, beth, but I’d love to experience yours. In truth, I don’t know why I’ve resisted. They can be beautiful and wonderful.

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