NC Literary Hall of Fame



100 Words: Small Servings of Whimsy and Wisdom to Calm the Mind and Nourish the Heart by Terri Crosby

Balboa Press
$22.99, paperback
ISBN: 978-1-9822-1403-6
December, 2018
Available from your local bookstore or

100 Words is a collection of thoughtful and thought-provoking writings, each 100 words long, accompanied by beautiful photography. From a tiny bird's song to the death of a spouse, the subjects of these poems will touch you and encourage you. You'll undoubtedly laugh, and probably cry, as you make your way through the pages. You'll be invited to look at life, nature, and relationships differently—more positively, more hopefully. You'll certainly be reminded of the gift of small moments.

All That Falls

Do you love things that cascade?
Do you adore rain falling in sheets
or over the ledge, splashing clear joy?
Do you love velvet drapes plunging

into a royal red pile on the stage of life?
How about wisteria, how it drenches
spring in ribbons of lush lavender
how the breathless beauty falls

through cracks, over fences,
how it softens the edges of anything?

Then there is the matter of the knees.
Slowly, willingly they descend
into the dark depths when all
is lost, or seems to be.

What falls calls you
unfastens you
opens you.

With time, lifts you.

Terri Crosby is a relationship mentor, writer, blogger, and speaker with a private consulting practice for individuals and couples. She believes improving relationships with others starts (and stays) with ourselves, and that it takes only one person to change a partnership. Her work and blog can be found at Terri is currently writing a second book especially for women who have been married multiple times.

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