Tuesday, January 28, 2014


© by Mary Nida Smith

It is the first I am told
in many, many years
the earliest force of nature
adds insult to animals
and the human race.
Late fall night peaceful sleep.
Early morning sunrise
shattered ice beads
against the window panes.
Throughout days ahead
high wind chases rain
out for ice to form,
snow quickly moves in
covering the danger below.
Home bound, bone chilling
in a winter that turned
Southern states upside down.

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Edit, Proofread, Layout & Design your next book.

Alathea Daniels, who created the booklet insert for the Free Verse Poetry Group's new CD, "Driftwood," offers her work-for-hire. Information stated on her business card below.

I can help you with your next book!
Proofread, Edit, Layout & Design
          (870) 656-9082
P.O. Box 1494, Mountain Home, AR 72654

Wednesday, January 22, 2014


Pat Durmon will give a Poetry Reading at Good Samaritan’s Assisted Living this Friday, Jan 24 at 10:30. (200 Good Samaritan Drive---then, the first driveway on the right up the hill. ) The Adult Children/Families of Residents of Good Samaritan’s and community are invited.  Poetry Readings will come from Lights and Shadows in a Nursing Home, Pat’s latest book.  The Reading will last about 20 minutes;  a book signing will follow.  (Books sell for $15.)  Good Samaritans and Pat welcome you. 

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Published Credits  December 2013
Poem: Journal Observation

Interview of Mary Nida Smith about
how she set out to save the Redhead
Woodpecker and the tree that has its
insects to survive. By Helen Maxwell.

Tuesday, January 07, 2014


                                 I hope to do some painting this year. This is from our Monday
                      night drawing classes a few years ago. Last year was my first time in a
                      long time I have entered a painting and photographs in an exhibit and art
                      show. I am doing some illustrations with photos and watercolors for a
                      couple of picture books I have written.

Wednesday, January 01, 2014

Women in Nature: An Anthology

Coming in 2014!  

A story of mine will be published in this publication.

Women in Nature: An Anthology
How do women connect with
nature?  And how do they live their lives inspired and sustained by all life on this earth.

Women in Nature is an anthology of amazing true stories by women from all the varied places on this earth, including 5 featured noteworthy authors, who live their passion!