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So keep your thoughts continually fixed on all that is authentic and real, honorable and admirable, beautiful and respectful, pure and holy, merciful and kind. And fasten your thoughts on every glorious work of God, praising him always. – Philippians 4:8, TPT

It felt so good to finally give my Moody Woman manuscript to my publisher on September 3, 2019. I don’t know why I was dragging my feet with it, as all I was doing was giving it one last reading. Hopefully, by early October 2019, I should have my fifth published book – Moody Woman which will contain nearly 450 poems.

In a nutshell, Moody Woman is a collection of diverse poetic forms. There are many free verse, couplet, and haiku poems in this anthology, as well as some concrete poems (a.k.a., shape poems), limericks, lyric poems, and a few sonnets – Petrarchan and Shakespearean. Many of these poems have never been published. Furthermore, most of the poems that are from my other two published poetry collections have been slightly tweaked.

Additionally, in Moody Woman, I poetically describe my romantic, melancholy, humorous, mysterious, spiritual, peaceful, cheerful, and chaotic moods as though they are natural. By doing so, I am rejecting the widely accepted notion that moodiness – inside weather – is an unhealthy pathological condition. That’s right! Most of the poems in Moody Woman paint pictures of my mood swings.

I am thanking every person, in advance, who reads this posting and then later purchases Moody Woman. Lastly, I pray that God will allow Moody Woman to richly bless each reader. Shalom . . . . .