Thursday, January 14, 2010
The Thursday Excerpt - Ronald E. Hignite
POEM FROM “REFLECTIONS OF THE SOUL”
Where Simple Mortals Go
From the depths of woman’s soul,
Life ushers into man
To begin his mortal trip
In a far and distant land.
He travels down a crooked road
With no warnings for its curves,
And if his sight is keen,
His journey lingers on.
Through peaks and valleys,
He steers his helpless course;
The road abruptly ends,
And he is sent
Where simple mortals go.
ABOUT “REFLECTIONS OF THE SOUL”
“Reflections Of The Soul” by Ronald E. Hignite is a book of poetry which includes 57 poems. These poems reflect on the themes of life, war, religion, family, and romance. A variety of poetic forms are employed to convey the author’s feelings. They include free verse, rhymed verse, sonnets, refrains, couplets, and haiku. “Reflections Of The Soul” will inspire and provoke thoughts and vivid images in the minds of its readers. The readers will also relate many of the poems to their own lives.
Ronald E. Hignite was born in North Carolina and grew up in Indiana. He returned to North Carolina with his family to attend East Carolina University in Greenville, NC. There he received his BA Degree in Spanish and English and an advanced degree in administration.
Following college, he taught English at Fork Union Military Academy in Fork Union, Virginia, and then moved back to northeastern North Carolina where he has spent most of his educational career.
His interest in writing poetry was sparked while in college in his readings of the English poets, Byron, Shelley, and Keats. He has written a number of poems for Poetry Contests that have been published.
To purchase Ron's book, please visit AuthorHouse, Amazon, or Barnes and Noble