"MY BOOK!"

"MY BOOK!"

A Poem by Richard🖌
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After years of being asked to publish my poems, it is FINALLY done. I hope you will support my poetic efforts by ordering a signed, personalized 1st Edition to hold in your hands and enjoy at home.😃

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           Take a peek Behind the Smile!           
This book's cover feels like smooth, thick suede!
352 pages  |  9"x 6"  |  145 poems | 52 individual forms
Includes Easy Instructions for Writing Each Form

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  A note from the Publisher about this book and its author.  

   Behind the Smile is a collection of exceptional poetic renderings, by long-time literary author, master poet, poet laureate, and poetry teacher, Richard W. Jenkins.
   This thick, three-hundred-fifty-two page volume is composed in one-hundred-forty-five poems, in fifty-two poetic forms. Its chapters cover Poetry, Romance, Life, Love, Emotion, Imagery, Sadness, Humor, Japanese Forms, Promise, Sensuality, Fantasy, and Thinking; and, in the back there's a section on how to write each form. This is a book for poetry lovers from beginner to master, by a Poet's Poet.
   Richard claims to be a simple man who grew-up living with various of his kinfolk, traveling the nation, learning life, people, and himself, falling in and out of love many times, earning several degrees from binary logic to drafting, electricity, writing, and design … his loves, attributes, and accomplishments include: Poet Laureate (reading, reviewing, writing, and teaching poetry), golfing, firearms shooting, collecting (knives, swords, coins, and books), grandmaster teacher of Taekwondo, master electrician, general contractor, commercial artist, philosopher, acoustic and classical guitar, singing (average, at best), art (acrylics, pastels, pencil, water color, and charcoal). He enjoys swimming, dancing, watching people, teaching and helping others, animals, and Nature, etc.
   He says, "I know that seems like a lot, but the more I've learned and accomplished, the further it's allowed me to see there's so much more I don't know and cannot do … it is this that humbles and helps keep me the simple, appreciative man I've become and, hopefully, always will be."
   He would love for you to order his book and experience the soft, suede-like feel of the cover in your hands, becoming lost in its pages again and again, to give it a permanent home in your personal library -- sharing it many times over with loved ones and friends.
   We're proud to be printer and publisher of  Richard's beautiful book of poetry. His sales have been exemplary, and show great promise in continuing that trend.
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Blessings and enjoyable reading to You, one and all.
Stephen Geeze, Publisher, FreshInkGroup.com

© 2022 Richard🖌


Author's Note

Richard🖌
Thank you all for the years of friendship and camaraderie, and in sharing your wonderful, endlessly-creative writings … I look forward to many more.

Much poetic love to one and all ⁓ Richard : )

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Hi Richard, I received your book yesterday and I loved the inscription. I enjoyed reading about your life in "Acknowledgements", especially Aunt Kate teaching you how to write poetry. So it was enchanting to see your first poem, written at age nine, featured first in the book. I read through the section that honors writing and then through the romance section and I could identify with both. Looking forward to reading about Life. I appreciated the bookmark too, I was looking in my bedside drawer for a bookmark and then I saw that you had included one. I will go to Amazon after I read your book and leave a review.

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Shelley Warner

1 Year Ago

Aww, I wish I'd noted what page I found the bookmark in. Maybe you remember the page? Dang it about .. read more
Richard🖌

1 Year Ago

Page 96, "A Peaceful Hush".
I had another author say Amazon did the same thing to theirs … .. read more
Shelley Warner

1 Year Ago

Geez, that's too bad.
Aww, I just read your selection for me. A perfect selection. You must .. read more



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This looks wonderful. I'm anxious to see what offerings await behind the smile.

Posted 9 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard🖌

9 Months Ago

Fabian,

I will be honored to know you have a volume of my book n your personal librar.. read more
four years passed, time flies.... I hope the selling is great.

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard🖌

1 Year Ago

I wish the best for your dear mother … she is alright, I trust.
Your new :> smile looks lik.. read more
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Richard🖌

1 Year Ago

Ohhh-YES!
Now, I remember.🙃
Sweet little smile. :> 'Tis quite creative and original.. read more
I loved your poem, The Streets of Houston It told a story of young boyhood and then coming of age in a dangerous place. I especially loved these lines: "No better I'm than any of you there; although, I may be better off it's true...it's all because I've learned how to prepare, and high above that wall I flew." I like that you didn't describe a religious experience that set you apart or some magic wisdom that made you better. You simply grasped the help that was given you. After I read that poem, I turned the page and read about individuals who made it out. I teared up. I also like the love poem "You'll Know I love you". It was beautiful the way you tied in nature with your love: "gentle rain", "crowning mists". Such a gentle feel to the poem.

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard🖌

1 Year Ago

Thank you, Shelley 🥀

I appreciate you keeping in touch about my book and how you'r.. read more
Shelley Warner

1 Year Ago

Yes, I would like to go back to trying some other forms of poetry. I've been doing a lot of free ver.. read more
Hi Richard, I received your book yesterday and I loved the inscription. I enjoyed reading about your life in "Acknowledgements", especially Aunt Kate teaching you how to write poetry. So it was enchanting to see your first poem, written at age nine, featured first in the book. I read through the section that honors writing and then through the romance section and I could identify with both. Looking forward to reading about Life. I appreciated the bookmark too, I was looking in my bedside drawer for a bookmark and then I saw that you had included one. I will go to Amazon after I read your book and leave a review.

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Shelley Warner

1 Year Ago

Aww, I wish I'd noted what page I found the bookmark in. Maybe you remember the page? Dang it about .. read more
Richard🖌

1 Year Ago

Page 96, "A Peaceful Hush".
I had another author say Amazon did the same thing to theirs … .. read more
Shelley Warner

1 Year Ago

Geez, that's too bad.
Aww, I just read your selection for me. A perfect selection. You must .. read more
I just ordered your autographed book. I have two books with reflections and poetry available on Amazon. "A Very Present Help" and "What Remains Behind".

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard🖌

1 Year Ago

Hi, Shelly 🥀

I am so very proud and honored you've purchased an autographed, perso.. read more
Shelley Warner

1 Year Ago

I look forward to it. I got an email confirmaton that it's on the way. You've inspired me too to cre.. read more
Richard🖌

1 Year Ago

Dear Shelly,

With your creative and imaginative skill, I am sure your book presentati.. read more
Congratulations old friend. My heart and prayers go out for your further success

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard🖌

1 Year Ago

Awe, Dear Anna 🍂

How sweet of you on this delight early Fall day to gift your alwa.. read more
This is amazing !!!!! My dream is to put out a book one day, but i’m only 22 years old, just started writing, and still have a lot of work to do. I’m gonna order a copy of your book as soon as I get paid on Friday. It’s probably one of the most rewarding feelings ever.
If you could check out one or two of my poems and give me some constructive criticism, i’d be so open and love to hear it.

Again,
congratulations.

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard🖌

1 Year Ago

Now, I know my day's been blessed 🔆

Marina,
You honor me so deeply by order.. read more
It's so cute, I looked it up, and like 10 people on the reviews who ordered it were from here. c: This place is so supportive! I might ask for it for my birthday c:
You handled the issue calmly unlike many would have (including me). I probably would have freaked out lol!

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Kay/Hayden

1 Year Ago

c: I love the people here
Richard🖌

1 Year Ago

That's a great way to feel, Kay ✨
When we give love, we receive love in return … or, that.. read more
Richard🖌

1 Year Ago

"c: I love the people here"
Then, I think more and more people here will love You back.☀️
I can't wait to read all of your poems. So I ordered "behind the smile"
MY husband only ordered .It so happened that there is another book by the same title
So first he ordered that .When I came to know about that we ordered again your poems .
Thanking you prema

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard🖌

2 Years Ago

Prema,

I am so very happy you've chosen my book to order for your own library and to .. read more
prema

2 Years Ago

Sir, since it is a paltry sum In do not want refund.
It was my mistake anyway. I told my hus.. read more
Richard, as always you handled this issue like a true gentleman, but I don’t feel there was any reason for you to apologize for her misunderstanding. Take care and stay safe. Mj 😇

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard🖌

2 Years Ago

Thank you, Dear Mary Jo 😌

I fully and sincerely appreciate the gesture of your kin.. read more

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