A collection of 100 classic and contemporary poems especially selected for their upbeat perspectives, feel-good scenarios, and humor, Poems to Lift You Up and Make You Smile features the work of poets across the U.S., Canada, England, and Ireland.
Jayne Jaudon Ferrer wrote her first story at the age of six, earned her first byline at nine, and has been writing ever since. A former advertising copywriter and freelance journalist, she is the author of seven books and the founder and host of www.YourDailyPoem.com. A native of Florida who has lived in Franklin and Mars Hill, she currently lives in Greenville, SC.
Poems to Lift You Up and Make You Smile lives up to its lofty title. Jayne Jaudon Ferrer has carefully compiled a feel-good anthology of poems that buoy the soul. Amid the busyness of life, these verses offer a brief up-look to help gauge direction, necessity, and speed. I love to read them aloud to change my perspective, to open my mind to new and brighter ways of thinking, and to help me positively seize the day. You will, too. They are a great aid to, as Jayne herself poetically recommends, ‘Carpe carefully.Jonathan Johnson, CEO, Overstock
This collection of poems compiled by Jayne Jaudon Ferrer does exactly what its title proclaims. For anyone feeling a bit down from what’s going on in the world at large—or in your own life—these poems will remind you of all that is good in the world. In simple, accessible, thought-provoking language, the poets gathered here express gratitude and appreciation for everything from nature, animals, and grandchildren to the warm water in a shower faucet. These are poems that celebrate kindness, good deeds, ordinary moments, and even doorsteps. The poets in Poems to Lift You Up and Make You Smile turn disappointment and frustration into humor and entertainment.Lori Levy, author of In the Mood for Orange
What strikes me as important about this anthology is the role poetry can play in our everyday lives…This collection is sheer delight, bringing out the best in people and in life, illuminating the path of love and hope.Michael Escoubas, Editor of Quill & Parchment