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I Hope I Find the Wind is a lively collection of poetry and prose by poet Terry Focht. In these poems and reflections, Focht captures what matters most to all of us in life, but especially in his own, with themes of love and family, God and nature, historical events and cherished memories, overcoming adversity and hardships and hope and joy singing from the pages. Each poem makes you ponder life by offering a question, an observation or a masterfully woven image you will surely recognize from your own life: “How many footprints on winter’s blanket?/ Where are they going those footprints of children on nature’s quilt?”
He tackles tough subjects in this collection, too, such as his granddaughter’s and wife’s illnesses, children at the Mexico/U.S. border, a mother’s exhausting work and social justice issues. However, he also has fun in this collection—you’ll find yourself smiling at the poem, “Thinkin’ About Stuff,” when he writes, “The Secret of a Long Marriage/ Always say, “Yes, dear,” / and you’ll always be right./ The Worst Thing About Politics/ Politicians.”
Not only has Focht created a unique event in each poem and essay, but also the book as a whole tells a story—the story of his life from a kid in the Rust Belt to a husband in love with his wife to a proud father and grandfather. The poems and reflections tell the story of a life, and readers will see themselves in these pages.
This is not a book to read in one sitting or only one time. Look at the poem, “We Are From.” Each time you read it, you will discover another layer of where we are from. “We are from The Great Migration/ Seekers of Freedom/ Men of Steel/ Women of Faith.”
His prose flows from his pen and onto the page, creating nostalgia, especially in “Bell Buckle Cafe.” Readers will want to hurry to Tennessee and grab a piece of pie before they finish the last word.
I Hope I Find the Wind is a fantastic addition to any poetry lover’s shelf, and it also makes a great gift for a poetry lover or for someone who enjoys remembering life the way it used to be while also caring about the world we live in today. Life is full of complexities and simplicities—and so are the writings in I Hope I Find the Wind. It’s a treasure to read and will bring richness long after the pages of the book are closed.
Author of I Hope I Find the Wind
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