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Nesie, thanks so much for shining your Spotlight on MY MAINE! ~Bette A. Stevens https://www.4writersandreaders.com

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Inspired by The Pine Tree State—Maine’s diverse landscape, natural beauty, rural communities, and independent people—the author’s 150 haiku poems, along with her photographs, reflect the Maine she knows and loves. Bette A. Stevens’s imagery draws the reader into her world of wonder and delight. My Maine takes readers on a poetic journey through Maine’s four seasons. Whether you’re a native Mainer or from away, Stevens’s short story poems and photographs will resonate.

The collection opens with a haiku tribute, “Maine Pines and People.” The journey continues with the rejuvenating spirit of “Spring Awakenings” and “Summer Songs”; then on to more of the magic and majesty of the places and people of Maine in “Autumn Leaves” and “Winter Tales.” This is a poetry collection to be slowly savored, made even more delectable with the author’s original drawings and photographs. In addition to its poems and photographs, My Maine includes state…

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Comments on: "#Spotlight “My Maine: Haiku Through the Seasons” by Bette A. Stevens" (38)

  1. Congratulations, Bette. Your book of poetry sounds wonderful and how lovely to get a review like this one! Cheers. I will be checking it out on GoodReads.

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  2. I’ve been to Maine twice now and am enamored with all the wide open spaces. ❤️ A delightful place and a wonderful topic for haikus!

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  3. Congratulations, Bette. I have MY MAINE on my desk and can’t wait to read it.

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  4. […] author’s 150 haiku poems, along with her photographs, reflect the Maine she knows and loves. Bette A. Stevens’s imagery draws the reader into her world of wonder and delight. My Maine takes readers on a […]

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  5. I love the collection of haikus and photos, Bette. I’m looking forward to it.

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  6. Well-deserved, Bette. I loved this read. It brought back so many memories of my childhood visits to Maine. 🙂

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  7. Haven’t had an opportunity to read your book yet but looking forward to reading a part of your life in poetry!!… 🙂

    Until we meet again…
    May the dreams you hold dearest
    Be those which come true
    May the kindness you spread
    Keep returning to you
    (Irish Saying)

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  8. Great to see Bette! ♥
    Bless you,
    Jennifer

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  9. Congratulations! This is lovely.

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  10. Congratulations Blessings Bette. Beautifully written.

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  11. Congratulations Bette!

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  12. Congratulations, it takes a lot for such an achievement.

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  13. Congratulations Bette, beautiful words – well deserved! Just recovering from my new release! I am soon going to stroll into Maine and savor your haiku. 🙂

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  14. Congratulations, Bette!! Maine should make you an official spokesperson for the state!

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  15. Fantastic, Bette. I have your poetry on my ereader waiting for me to dip into it. I really must bump it up my list, lol. Congratulations on this recognition 🙂

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  16. well deserved
    recognition 🙂

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  17. Loved it! ❤

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  18. Kudos, Bette. I love your beautiful words. Hugs.

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