National Poetry Month

A beautiful poem tribute to Sue Vincent shared by Kim on By Hook of by Book ❤

By Hook Or By Book


April is National Poetry Month, and after mulling over what I wanted to share for a first post to celebrate, I think I’ve come up with a perfect kickoff. As many of you know, we lost a very special member of our blogging community earlier this week, Sue Vincent. Not only was Sue an invaluable and supportive blogging friend, but she was a gifted painter and writer, so I thought sharing one of her beautiful poems would be a perfect way to begin this special month.



The pen paints the souls longing

In jewel tones.

The darkness veils the stars, 

Yet their Light shines unseen,

But not unfelt

An ember of gold

In the shadows.

Now you remind us

To count all our blessings,

Holding them dear

For the little while.

You remind us too

That chivalry survives,

And the courage to laugh

In the face of tragedy.


View original post 44 more words


  1. Thank you for sharing Sue’s lovely poem Jacquie.🤗

    Liked by 1 person

    1. She was multi-talented (and much loved <3)

      Liked by 1 person

  2. Perfect month for this poetry, Jacquie. Thank you.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Great to start the Poetry month with a wonderful poem, by Sue. Have a beautiful weekend, Jacquie! If you are celebrating: Happy Easter! Michael

    Liked by 1 person

    1. I’m fairly new to reading poetry, but it’s hard not to appreciate work like this. {{hugs}} to you and your family, Michael.

      Liked by 1 person

      1. This is true, Jacquie! With poetry, even its not in rhyme, i also get a great knowledge about grammar. 😉 Thank you, enjoy the days with yours as well. Michael

        Liked by 1 person

  4. Beautiful. Thank you for sharing, Jacquie.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Happy Easter, Jill 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  5. Kymber says:

    So lovely. I really enjoyed this.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Sue will be missed by many ❤

      Liked by 1 person

  6. amabaie says:

    Happy Easter.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Happy Easter, David ❤


  7. markbierman says:

    Thanks for sharing.

    Liked by 1 person

  8. Jan Sikes says:

    Thank you for sharing, Jacquie! Happy Easter!

    Liked by 1 person

Comments are closed.