Thursday, January 14, 2010

The Thursday Excerpt - Ronald E. Hignite

Today I welcome poet Ronald E. Hignite!


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,
Never knowing,
He steers his helpless course;
Then suddenly,
The road abruptly ends,
And he is sent
Without control,
Where simple mortals go.


“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


The Old Silly said...

That poem really struck a chord deep in my soul. Excellent. Thanks for sharing this ... poetry of this level of insight and skill is rare these days.

Marvin D Wilson

Elizabeth Spann Craig said...

Nice poem! Thanks for introducing us to Ronald...a fellow North Carolinian. :)

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Helen Ginger said...

I really like that poem. It "spoke" to me.

Straight From Hel

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Anonymous said...

Hi Ronald, nice poem. The only poetry I seem to be able to write is haiku.

Stephen Tremp

Ronald E. Hignite said...

The positive comments are both appreciated and motivational. I enjoy expressing myself in poetry and hope to have a second book out soon.

AngBreidenbach said...

Well done, Robert! I enjoy poetry too. I feel like it not only encourages but also inspires.

And Diane, I thought I'd signed up to follow your blog and found it never went through. So here I am again, lol. I'm finally following correctly.

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Glad you could join us, Ron!

TerryLynnJohnson said...

I do enjoy reading poems, I wish I had the talent. Great stuff.

Jemi Fraser said...

Lovely poem!

Carolyn Howard-Johnson said...

How exciting! Featuring a poet and his new book. Truly lovely. I recently started a Poet's Corner in my Sharing with Writers newsletter. I truly didn't have any idea of how many poets are out there wanting more information until then.

Carolyn Howard-Johnson

Creative Chronicler said...

What a wonderful poem!