PoetryPatch416

Welcome to PoetryPatch416

For leaves of Healing, For flowers of Song, Herbs for the Suffering, Support for the Strong.

None in this world, Could ever match, YAHVEH Rapha’s Gift, Of this PoetryPatch…

– Penny MacPherson

My heart is overflowing with a goodly word; I address my works to the Sovereign; My tongue is the pen of a speedy writer.

– Psalm 45:1

About Poetry Patch 416

PoetryPatch416 is a poetry gallery for displaying some of the poems of Poetgirl, Penny MacPherson. It features excerpted poetic pieces. It also presents unabridged volumes of her work to date in PDF format and selected poems from each volume in MP3 format for purchase.

About Poetgirl

Penny MacPherson, a graduate of Wells College and the University of Virginia (Charlottesville), has been writing poetry for over thirty years. Poetgirl, Penny MacPherson has conducted poetry workshops at Mary Giella Elementary School in Spring Hill, Florida and Moton Elementary School in Brooksville, Florida. She has also offered women’s poetry workshops focusing on recovery issues.

Her work has appeared in such publications as: Just Another Writing Magazine; Beginnings: a Magazine for Emerging Writers; Access; Expressions; The Glens Falls Post Star; Discovery: the John Milton Magazine; and Muscadine Lines: a Southern Journal.

The Book Nook

Harvest of the Heart

Penny, 41, is learning what it means to trust her Creator regardless of life circumstances. How will she handle her blindness? Is there anyone to help her recover from the clutches of sexual abuse? Is there anyone to walk beside her through her years of Anorexia and Bulimia? When her marriage dies, Penny must somehow pick up the shards and survive as a single parent back home with her parents!

Excerpt

Recommended for Ages 21 & up

This book is available in the following formats:

Wild Whisperings of a Poet’s Soul

Penny’s journey with YHVH continues with new insights and fresh challenges. More trials and triumphs are in store when her family moves to Florida! How will she handle the uprooting and grief for loved ones lost?

Recommended for Ages 21 & up

This book is available in the following formats:

“Branch of Yahvheh” and Other Poems

After being delivered from the wilderness experiences of blindness, sexual abuse, Anorexia, Bulimia, a suicide attempt, and divorce after a life crash, there’s no doubt at all that The Master’s Hand is still on her life more than ever before. What opportunities nip at her heels in this volume? How does Penny hold up under the death of her second dog guide, one lost relationship, four hurricanes – ALL in one year,? How does she feel about Carlie Brucia and Jessica Lunsford’s deaths? How does Terri Schiavo’s life and death struggle impact her?

Excerpt 1, Excerpt 2, Excerpt 3

Recommended for Ages 21 & up

This book is available in the following formats:

The Bad Girl and the Rabbi

In her most revealing interior dialog to date, Penny sequesters herself with The Master in the wilderness after unearthing a buried treasure of longing for Him. What does she share and what remains unexcavated?

Recommended for Ages 21 & up

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If You Do It Like This

Penny, is spending an increasing amount of time in The Rabbi’s tent. What are they talking about? What quarrels spring up between them? Do they make up or go to bed angry? What traces of her old existence still lurk in the background of their time together?

Excerpt

Recommended for Ages 21 & up

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Prayers and Meditations: In the Set-apart Place

What if someone not only knew your name, but arranged the circumstances of your life in such a way that you would cry out for Him? What if He pursued you? Would you try to hide from Him? Or would you open the door when He knocked?

Recommended for Ages 21 & up

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Prayers and Meditations: In the Most Set-apart Place

What are you going to do, now that you have opened the door to Him and invited Him in? Will you get angry when He starts cleaning house? What if He dashes you into little pieces of pottery? Or even worse, what if He smashes you so hard that you ARE GROUND AND turn to powder? Will you grin and bear it? Or will your shrill screams be heard for miles around? Will you beat a strategic retreat or will you stay until the refiner’s furnace reaches the proper temperature? Only you can decide. Will anything but ashes emerge from the kiln?

Recommended for Ages 21 & up

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Prayers and Meditations: In the Sukkah with You

Your friend, Poetgirl, arranged a blind date for you. You accepted the proposition with fluttering heart – but now you’re not so sure. Pounding heart… dry mouth … queasy stomach … sweaty palms … Where will the path of tonight lead? Will you hit it off with The Rabbi or not? Will you appeal to Him? What if He digs down under the crust of you? Will the mutual excavation uncover anything worth building upon or will you both leave the night with crumbling dreams and shattered hopes? Will the night be the opening measures of a symphony to unfold for the rest of your lives? There’s the doorbell now –Too late to change your mind … or is it? What will you do? If you open the door, things will never be the same. What’s waiting for you?

Recommended for Ages 21 & up

This book is available in the following formats:

Grief Grove: Poems About Depression, Grieving, and Loss

How does Poetgirl accept her blindness? How does she cope with the death of her beloved guide dogs? The shattered illusions of safety and wholeness? The loss of her marriage? The disappearance of her favorite cat and more? She writes to heal. She writes to keep roots of bitterness from choking her relationship with The Rabbi. She writes to keep their conversation fresh and flowing. She writes to live, move and have her being.

Recommended for Ages 21 & up

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Ravished and Left for Dead: Poems About Sexual Abuse

Okay, so the Crimson Stain has spread its filthy coverlet over you. The stench of it nauseates you. So what are you going to do about it? Will you let it destroy you the rest of the way? Or will you cry out, reaching out for healing and wholeness? Will you sign Dr. Yeshua’s Consent for Treatment Form to take your first step toward recovery?

Recommended for Ages 21 & up

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Delicate Dainties: Poems About Motherhood

Sometimes, it feels like a roller coaster ride! Sometimes, it looks like one huge mess! Sometimes, it sounds like laughter! Sometimes, it smells like last year’s garbage still rotting in the sun. Sometimes, it tastes like chocolate! The sensual experiences of motherhood teach the hardest and sweetest life lessons.

Recommended for Ages 21 & up

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Licking the Cream Off the Top of Life: Love Poems

A mother’s quiet lullaby … A father’s gentle smile … A friend’s warm embrace … A suitor’s earnest proposal … A husband’s tender caress … A wife’s soothing words … Sometimes, it feels like turbulence! Sometimes, it sounds like poetry! Sometimes, it looks like a tangled web! Sometimes, it smells like last night’s perfume still lingering in the air or maybe yesterday’s roses still wafting through the room. Sometimes, it feels like a dagger in the dark! Sometimes, it whispers a private confidence. The intimate knowing of love sings the most joyful and the most poignant songs.

Recommended for Ages 21 & up

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Mind Trails

What if you came along with Poetgirl on a holistic hike for the heart and soul? You would quickly encounter paths of praise. You would rest beneath the tree of childhood. Then you would find yourself making a swift descent into the valley of grief and loss – only to hike up to the source of a waterfall high in the mountains of healing and everywhere in between. Is your backpack loaded? Do you have your tent? Oh, and don’t forget your kayak so you can handily negotiate whatever rapids there might be!

Recommended for Ages 21 & up

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Butterfly Music

What do you get when you mix a couple hurricanes, a dash of history, a pound of praise, a pinch of worry, a bit of personal recollection, 3 tablespoons of vulnerability, a cup of reverie, 4 ounces of love, 7 tablespoons of desire, 1 cup fun, undiluted,3 teaspoons of awe, with several sprigs of reflection for a garnish? Why, you get the recipe for Butterfly Music.

Recommended for Ages 21 & up

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