Patricia Neely Dorsey's Reflections of a Mississippi Magnolia-A Life in Poems is "a true celebration of the south and things southern." The author states , "There are so many negative connotations associated with Mississippi and the south in general. In my book, using childhood memories, personal thoughts and dreams, I attempt to give a positive glimpse into the southern way of life. In my book I try to show that there is much more to Mississippi and the south than all of the negatives usually portrayed . I invite readers to Meet Mississippi (and the south) Through Poetry ,Prose and The Written Word."
from Reflections of a Mississippi Magnolia-A Life In Poems
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Just reading this poem brings so many southern memories back to me...fishing with my daddy for catfish....fried okra, black-eyed peas and cornbread...the best pimiento cheese sandwiches in the whole world...sitting on the crank ice cream freezer, atop a quilt, on my aunt's front porch...lightening bugs and chiggers...watermelon gardens where the melons were kept in an ice-filled box and sold by the slice........*sigh.....My nickname or "handle" when I first started playing around with a computer was GRITS.....Girl Raised In The South...:O) bj
Though I've not had the pleasure of reading this book of prose, I am really looking forward to receiving my copy.