AUTHOR’S CORNER:A Poem by Ann Chiappetta


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

lupine aptitude

interprets signals carried upon the wind

Canine strategy overcomes

As jaws

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:

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:

Ann Chiappetta, M.S., lives in New Rochelle, New York.  Her personal website is
















About Patty L. Fletcher

Patty L. Fletcher lives in Kingsport Tennessee where she works full time as a Writer with the goal of bridging the great chasm which separates the disAbled from the non-disAbled. And as a Social Media Promotional Assistant. She is the owner and creator of Tell-It-To-The-World Marketing (Author, Blogger Business Assist), and is the published author of two books, Campbell’s Rambles: How a Seeing Eye Dog Retrieved My Life and Bubba Tails From the Puppy Nursery At The Seeing Eye: Volume One. She can also be found in two anthologies which are, December Awethology Light And A Treasure Chest of Children’s Tales. See her latest book, Pathway to Freedom Broken and Healed: How a Seeing Eye Dog Retrieved My Life Second Edition in eBook and Paperback at: Find it in various accessible formats: See her Facebook business page: Patty loves receiving feedback about her work. So, drop her a line any time at:
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8 Responses to AUTHOR’S CORNER:A Poem by Ann Chiappetta

  1. Pingback: AUTHOR’S CORNER:A Poem by Ann Chiappetta | Ann Writes Inspiration

  2. Patty says:

    Thanks for the share.


  3. Thanks for the introduction to Ann and for sharing her poem and news about her upcoming book. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Jo Elizabeth Pinto says:

    Beautiful. I wish human beings were as merciful.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Annie Chiappetta says:

    Hi all. The new book’s title is “Words Of Life: Poems And Essays” and will be out in March.


    • Patty says:

      Hi Annie.
      Thanks for coming onto the blog and letting us know.
      I hadn’t been made aware of the title change. Sorry for the incorrect information.


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