This morning while looking through folders I came across something I thought worth a share.
While I shared this earlier last year the time is fast approaching when Ann will be releasing her new book and so here’s a poem and a special announcement.
Good morning campbellsworld visitors and dog lovers everywhere.
This morning in the Author’s Corner author Ann Chiappetta has dropped by to share a poem and let us know of an upcoming new book.
So, without further delay here’s Ann to tell us all about it and share her poem…
The following poem will be featured in my new collection, titled, “Words of Life: A collection of Eclectic Verse” © 2019 Ann Chiappetta
© 1998 Ann Chiappetta
Alpine paws track
prey accented air
Amber eyes assess the old and weak
interprets signals carried upon the wind
Canine strategy overcomes
quiets heaving lungs
the hunt is merciful
only the fit survive
Circular patterns shine in eyes
Imbued with untamed wisdom
of wilderness and voices echoing
from the ridge lines
eerie timbre, bittersweet
Not so far from human cries
heard in the distance.
Ann Chiappetta is also the author of:
Follow Your Dog: A Story of Love and Trust
Nonfiction by Ann Chiappetta / C 2017
In e-book ($3.99) and print ($11.95) from Amazon and multiple other online sellers.
Follow the author as she moves from an unhappy early life and her unstoppable loss of vision to happiness and fulfillment as a guide dog user, wife, and mother who works as a V.A. counselor. This touching, informative, and beautifully written book will surely resonate with many besides guide dog raisers, trainers, and handlers. Includes stories and photos of her most beloved dogs, past and present.
From the text:
While there is practical merit to the human–canine bond, which developed over a period of 70,000 years, it’s not akin to any other human-animal relationship. It is unique. The person and guide dog are interdependent, and the bond of mutual trust is what makes the partnership successful and fulfilling for both. With this book, I hope to take the reader on a journey of understanding: learning what it’s like to overcome the darker side of disability by walking the path of independence with a canine partner.
For cover photo, longer synopsis, free text preview, author bio, and buying links, see: http://www.dldbooks.com/annchiappetta
Note: Cover photo, photo of Bailey with a big stick, and close-up photo of Verona in the snow are copyrighted.
The book was edited and prepared for publication by David and Leonore Dvorkin, of DLD Books: http://www.dldbooks.com
Ann Chiappetta, M.S., lives in New Rochelle, New York. Her personal website is http://www.annchiappetta.com