Poetry, as it’s defined in the modern dictionary, is a literary work in which special intensity is given to the expression of feelings and ideas by the use of distinctive style and rhythm.
The definition is pretty accurate.
The written word when by itself is simple, and sometimes holds no meaning whatsoever, but when certain words are grouped together, it can be magical. The beauty of poetry is for every reader, the meaning may be completely different. Poetry, more so than other forms of writing, allows the reader to escape, to relate their own experiences to the words the writer has bled onto the page.
So many readers connect to a poet and on some level, the two become intimate partners, even if for a short time.
I have been very blessed with so many fantastic followers and fans of my art. This 5-year journey has been a beautiful adventure. One I could have never imagined playing out when I took the first step of creating the Writer Jay Long Facebook page.
On November 1, my debut book, Timeless Chatter Between the Heart and Mind, turned 4 years old. It doesn’t seem possible. I can still remember the day I received the author’s copy to review. I carefully opened the package and placed the book – MY BOOK – onto the dining room table. I just stared at it. Then, I let a tear fall because I had done something. I had put myself out there for others to see and at times judge. I had an overwhelming feeling of pride.
Our hearts and minds always seem to be at odds with each other. It’s an endless struggle of thoughts and feelings. Timeless Chatter Between the Heart and Mind is a collection of over 200 select pieces of poetry and prose that seem to capture the beauty and sadness of love, life, and loss.
I am so grateful for all the love shown to me since my first post with 5 likes on it to certain posts these days that receive hundreds of shares and tens of thousands of views. On the day Timeless Chatter was released I had about 7K followers to my page – today it is just shy of 80K. This road is still only near its beginning. So much more is ahead of me.
To help celebrate Timeless Chatter’s recent bookday, I am giving away a signed copy. There is no purchase necessary. There’s not even any hidden ‘read between the line’ hoops to jump through. To be entered in the giveaway simply visit Jay Long Writes and add your name to the email list.
That’s it! No sharing or arm twisting or blood sacrifices.
The one random winner will be selected on Monday, November 25, 2019.
The winner will be contacted via email in order to provide a mailing address to send the signed book.**
If you’re interested in purchasing a signed copy of either Timeless Chatter Between the Heart and Mind or my second book, Eternal Echoes, click over to the SHOP page and follow the links. While you’re there, check out the current Jay Long Signature Series Tees and Hoodies.
Standard copies of both books can be found online wherever books are sold.
If you’re on social media, you can follow me on:
FACEBOOK – WriterJayLong
INSTAGRAM – WriterJayLong
TWITTER – JayLongWrites
A huge heartfelt thank you to all for being part of my journey and I truly look forward to what the future brings.
** international shipping charges apply to any non US winner