This is a collection of my poetry written between ages thirteen and nineteen.
Tennessee gives an overview of the book:
Some people say
we have earth,
fire, air and water
in our bodies:
a complete chart of elements.
If an element is one of the parts
that make up a whole
a substance that cannot easily be broken
there is an element of truth to the saying
“Ashes to ashes, dust to dust”
and a reason to discover
the gold and silver
mines that are within.
Tennessee Reed began writing as a child. To date she has published 335 pages of poetry, contained in four collections. Her first poetry collection, Circus in the Sky (I. Reed Books, 1988), was published when she was eleven years old. These poems were written between...
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