Light Through Shuttered Window
Light Through Shuttered Window
A writer's soul is like the sun,
too fiery bright to observe
That sun hangs outside the window
of one’s life,
fiercely gleaming through the partially-closed slats,
showing only one vibrant
of one ray
at a time.
Poetry is that ray of sunshine,
a single focused beam
examining one still moment in a life,
then changing as the sun
moves through the sky.
and the memory
My poetry book, "Light Through Shuttered Window", is a compendium of 76 poems and songs written over a 10 year span of time. The poems are about life, love, and the pursuit of creative endeavor, plus a few other surprises. I hope you find inspiration and beauty within its pages.
As for the name of the book, I saw this stunning picture in a magazine, the warm afternoon sunlight flowing through weathered wooden shutters and the poem "Light Through Shuttered Window" was inspired. I dedicate this tiny tome to the writers and readers who love poetry.
May You Never Thirst!
Reviews for LTSW
Here’s Anna Campbell’s review for “Light Through Shuttered Window”:
This poetry book is dynamic. My daughter loves poetry and I can't wait to share many of the poems and songs with her. The process was very, very easy!! Thank you for sharing such beautiful words of wisdom and experience!”
Sales at Round House Candles
(Past President of Women Business Owners, a non-profit organization)
Here’s Christina Wiley’s review for “Light Through Shuttered Window”:
“Diane, I have to say that I have a bit of a problem. In reading your book it is very hard to pick just one favorite! Poetry is truly a personal expression. Your poems are a gift to the reader. It’s a gift of the most personal kind and I found myself drawn in and as I read them I felt transported in time to share these experiences with you. You have an incredible talent and I’m so glad that you have shared it with us in your book, “Light Through Shuttered Window.” What a treat! I am so glad that it is now part of my personal library.”
Christina Wiley, LifeCoach
Light Through Shuttered Window by Diane Tegarden
Review by Jack Huber, poet and photographer
I've always said that open verse is the easiest poetry to write and among the most difficult to master. In "Light Through Shuttered Window," Diane Tegarden proved she has mastered this art form. For reader convenience, she has grouped her poetry into themes, from "Elementals" to "Debts of Pain" and "Love's Banquet." In this way, one may contemplate the subject matter without the change of gears many collections take.
Diane is adept at setting scenes. In "Nightfall," "the children yawn, hand over mouth. The adults, tired and ready to snug down deep in the comfort of darkness." In "Actor Without Make Up," "the actor sits upon a stage alone, invited to the party, but didn't want to go." The sun, in the title poem, "hangs outside the window of one’s life, fiercely gleaming through the partially-closed slats, showing only one vibrant slice of one ray at a time." This continues throughout the book.
I highly recommend "Light Through Shuttered Window" to any who enjoy poetry or a meaningful book with which to snuggle on a rainy night.
Enjoy your copy as a gift for yourself or a loved one,
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