Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Dear Loretta, 2011 (Dreams Come True Post)

I see you still
standing in a field of sunflowers, 
even though it is October now
It will always be summer with you

Your tall self and confident gait
Waiting for me, 
making me better than who I was

I've lived many lives with you
in worlds only hearts have seen
not heads

heads like large sunflowers
that never droop
or fall prey to squirrels

But stand, 
like you
turning beautiful profiles
ever so gracefully
toward the sun

*it is with all the joy in my heart that I announce the following. From Publishers Marketplace:

Suzanne Hayes and Loretta Nyhan's I'LL BE SEEING YOU, a story of unexpected friendship told through letters shared between two American women on the home front during World War II, to Erika Imranyi at Mira, in a two-book deal, by Anne Bohner at Pen & Ink Literary and Joanna Volpe at Nancy Coffey Literary & Media Representation.

And thank YOU dear readers. You've been with me all along. Stay tuned... there might be more news tomorrow.... 


  1. Enjoyed the words. I see Sunflowers as faces too.

  2. Oh! This is beautiful. Thank you so much!

    I'm crying at work...

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  4. Congratulations! That is excellent news.

  5. How did I miss this last week?

    Wow, Suzy. Beautiful!