to find the wonderful poems of Patricia Neely-Dorsey, who loves to share her poems with us.
~The Magnolia Tree~
There's a majestic, old magnolia tree,
That stands in my front yard;
It's a tree that's grown there for ages,
And whose beauty you can't disregard.
She spreads her branches quite nobly.
She stretches her arms so commandingly,
As if certainly crying out to be seen.
She's the center of much activity,
And I know a squirrel family lives there;
I'm sure she affords them much comfort,
For her branches don't ever go bare.
There's so much that's gone on around her,
I'm sure that so much could be told;
But she keeps all her secrets well guarded,
And simply remains a sight to behold.
by Patricia Neely-Dorsey
Of Creamy Perfection
With Roots Running Deep
In Southern Soil,
A history almost
As old as time,
As tough as
She defies description
Beauty is its own excuse
2012 Patricia Neely-Dorsey
About the artist Patricia Neely-Dorsey:
I think that I would best describe my poetry as "folk poetry"
Storytelling is a special Mississippi folk art. To me, folk art is simply art made/performed by ordinary "folk" for ordinary "folk". Folk artists attempt to freeze their memories into their art and help to preserve the culture and customs of everyday life. With Reflections, I hope to offer a time capsule, of sorts, for future generations, offering a glimpse into the everyday lives of everyday people in our region.
I must admit an affinity for the familiar, the common, the everyday, the ordinary and the simple things of life. Reflections is essentially "shapshots' from my life in written form of people, places, events and lessons learned.
„Reflections of a Mississippi Magnolia“ -A Life in Poems/ a celebration of the south and things southern
„My Magnolia Memories and Musings - In Poems
© photographies by Gina Matt