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Hi my name is Patricia Neely-Dorsey. I am from Tupelo, MS. I recently moved back to my hometown(August 2007) after living in Memphis TN for almost 20 yrs, working in the mental health field. I published my first book of poetry , Reflections of a Mississippi Magnolia-A Life in Poems in February 2008 (GrantHouse Publishers). The book is a true celebration of the south and things southern. Through my childhood memories, personal thoughts and dreams, I attempt to give a positive glimpse into the southern way of life. There are so many negative connotations associated with Mississippi amd the south in general. I want to show a flip side of the coin. There is much to love about this much maligned and misunderstood part of our country. Some of the poems include "Southern Life", "Southern Man", "The Rules" "Country Living" "Shelling Peas", Hogkilling Time", "Making Cracklings" "Country Baptism" and "Country Breakfast" The book is available at .............................. ....Reed's Gumtree Bookstore or The Village Green Bookstore in Tupelo , online at www.reeds.ms/books.asp or from me : Patricia Neely-Dorsey 1196 CR 681 Saltillo, MS 38866 $15.
WEBSITE: www.patricianeelydorsey.webs.c om
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If you want a glimpse of Southern life,Come close and walk with me ;I'll tell you all the simple things,That you are sure to see.You'll see mockingbirds and bumblebees,Magnolia blossoms and dogwood trees,Caterpillars on the step;Wooden porches cleanly swept;Watermelons on the vine,Strong majestic Georgia pines;Rocking chairs and front yard swings,Junebugs flying on a string;Turnip greens and hot cornbread,Coleslaw and barbecue;Fried okra,fried corn, fried green tomatoes,Fried pies and pickles... (continue reading)