A Gathering of Words

A Selection of Poems and Lyrics

by Peter Sheardy



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 1/3/2023

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5x8
Page Count : 156
ISBN : 9781489745569
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 156
ISBN : 9781489745576

About the Book

Gently … Ever so very gently. The fingertips of the wind Lightly pluck an amber leaf from its home. It dips and swirls On its way down to earth. It could float forever On the waves of the wind. But the ride is over all too soon, And it settles down for a cold frosty night. There are many great songwriters, poets, and authors—many of whom have gone unsung. All are master storytellers, and many have sparked a chord within Pete Sheardy. Pete, who has been writing poetry and lyrics since high school, shares his favorites in a debut collection that covers a broad range of topics. Within his whimsical, intriguing, and poignant writings, Pete lyrically leads others through his personal reflections as he explores the vivid colors of laughter, the beauty of October, the call of a black rolling ocean, a frigid December in Cleveland, the beach of his younger days, an Americana graveyard, the river of a white swan, and much more. A Gathering of Words is a volume of song lyrics and poetry shared to provide a unique perspective on one man’s journey through life.

About the Author

Peter Sheardy is a lyricist with two CDs of original music to his credit. He has published poems in various anthologies and is the author of Airplane Etiquette: Traveling with Manners. When Pete is not writing, he is a horticulturalist and plant buyer. After living in several states, he now resides in a suburb of Chicago, Illinois.