A writer inspired by nature and human nature

Thanks so much for a lovely review of “My Maine.” Honored and delighted to be featured along with with my talented author friend, Jan Sikes. Readers, I invite you to check out the full reviews on Miriam Hurdle’s blog. Miriam is a talented poet in her own right! ~ Bette A. Stevens htttps://www.4writersandreaders.com

The Showers of Blessings

My Two book reviews –  My Maine: Haiku through the Seasons by Stevens and A Soldier’s Children by Jan Sikes.

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My Maine: Haiku through the Seasons by [Stevens, Bette]My Review

In her poetry book My Maine: Haiku through the Seasons, Stevens showed the nature she experienced in the Pine State of Maine. The presentation of the book reminded me of attending a concert to watch the performance of the Italian composer Antonio Vivaldi’s violin concerti “The Four Seasons.” In each season, Stevens opened the curtain and presented the sights and sounds in the nature. For the taste, a lobster dinner was in order. The performance of each season retreated toward the end and invited the next season to come in; and the audience gave a standing ovation.

“Spring Awakening” began with the ice slowly melted, rivers and streams sang, to the birds, animals blossoms awakened, and ended with:

Standing ovation
Awaiting next performance

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Comments on: "Book Reviews: My Maine: Haiku through the Seasons by Bette Stevens and A Soldier’s Children by Jan Sikes" (46)

  1. Hi Bette:

    You have convinced me that at some point in the near future, we will need to veer our road trips east and spend an extended time period in Maine to enjoy fully it’s natural beauty.
    As for now, I will just rely on your Haikus to inspire me to keep that goal.

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    • That sounds wonderful, Jim!

      🌲The Pine Tree State 🌲

      Maine pines and people
      Survivors, resilient souls
      Standing tall and proud…

      Tempering spirits
      Amidst the boundless medley
      Solid, steady, proud

      (excerpts from My Maine)


  2. Hi Bette:
    I wish I could love my state as much as you adore yours as expressed in your Haikus.
    Yet I share your same passion with the state I was born in – Ohio,

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    • Hi, Jim! So glad you stopped by for a visit to check out Miriam’s lovely review of My Maine. Dan and I have visited 46 of the 48 America’s contiguous US states and have lived in NY, CA, VA and ME during our 53 years together. I grew up in CA and NY, while Dan grew up in NH. America’s beauty abounds, but to me there no place quite like Maine–a nature filled land that enlivens the senses and soothes the soul… ❤ Stay well and enjoy each magic moment. We are all so blessed!


  3. Congrats on wonderful reviews. What a great way to start the week!

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  4. A wonderful and well deserved book review, Bette! Congratulations. 🙂

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  5. Congratulations Bette!

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  6. That’s a great comparison. Congrats on the lovely review!

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  7. Karen Ingalls said:

    Congratulations, Bette.

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  8. Applause 🙂

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  9. Wonderful reviews, Bette. Miriam did a marvelous job.

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  10. Congratulations, Bette! ❤️

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  11. Congratulations and thank you for sharing a part of your world and thoughts!!.. hope you and yours stays safe and well and each and every day is filled with love and happiness and life is all that you wish for it to be!!.. 🙂

    Until we meet again..
    May the love that you give
    Always return to you,
    That family and friends are many
    And always remain true,
    May your mind only know peace
    No suffering or strife,
    May your spirit only know happiness
    On your journey through life.
    (Larry “Dutch” Woller)

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  12. Congratulations and Brava! Book reviews, especially the 5-star variety, make an author’s heart sing. Your followers love you and your work: You couldn’t ask for more! 🙂

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  13. Congratulations, Bette.

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  14. Wow! Words can’t described how happy I am for you! Congratulations!!

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  15. Very ,very congratulation…👍

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  16. Thank you for reblogging, Bette!

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  17. Bette, I added a note to Miriam’s site. Congratulations on a wonderful review! On my list to read.

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  18. Congratulations, Bette. Well deserved to you and Jan!

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  19. A fantastic review for a wonderful book! Congratulations, Bette!

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