Friday, April 4, 2008

Poetry for Everyone - The Mansfield Lighthouse Cats

Charlotte Barnes joins us here at Valley Girl Musings to share her collection of poetry, The Mansfield Lighthouse Cats. Charlotte is a proud 1993 graduate of Florida State University. She is a former teacher who began writing when she was between day jobs. She loves college football and a good nap when she can get one.

The Mansfield Lighthouse Cats Synopsis:

The Mansfield Lighthouse Cats (Publish America, Jan. ’07) is a collection of poetry written to appeal to even those readers who don’t pick up a book of poetry very often. Containing poems for all ages, it contains poetry about such diverse topics as love, loneliness, football, and genetic testing. The title of the book comes from the name of the books first poem. The book was recently recognized as the Book of the Year 2007 in the Poetry category by

How many seasons have you spent?
Too many to count where they went.
How many winters have you slept?
Too many snowfalls have I wept.
How many springs have sprung on you?
Too many flowers felt the dew.
How many summers have you sailed?
Too many loved, lost, won, and failed.
How many falls have you seen?
Too many yards I’ve had to clean.
How many seasons have you spent?
Too many to count where they went.

Charlotte’s virtual book tour is brought to you by Pump Up Your Book Promotion. You can visit her website at or her blog at


Charlotte said...

Thanks, Rebecca! You're a great host! I couldn't do this tour without you.

Charlotte Barnes