Feelings In A Whisper is a book of selected poetry by Grafton Pressley. The poems are short, non-rhyming, free verse. Many of them are romantic love poems. Some are about nature, simple beauty, creation, flowers of spring, rain, sunshine, starry skies, friendship, and the love of God. Some also touch on the themes of time, death, pain, and the sorrow of loss.
There are one hundred and forty-two poems in the book. Most are under one page—easy to read, simple in language and form, well laid out, and in large-size type, to improve readability for seniors.
These sentimental glimpses at the emotions of love, beauty, happiness, and hope are unusual in their simplicity. This book of pastoral poetry comes wrapped in a beautiful slick cover that features a couple from the olden golden days that look in love. Following is a sample from Part I:
Spring is the feeling of love unfolding….
releasing a fragrance like flowers
along the path to the heart.
The author, a retired pastor of the United Methodist Church, holds degrees from Greenville College in Greenville, Illinois, and Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore, Kentucky. He is married and lives in Smyrna, Georgia, with his wife Carol.
I would recommend this book of poetry to those who enjoy simple, short poems and feel no need for poetry to rhyme in order to speak its message. It would be appreciated by older couples who have experienced together the ups and downs of life, and a love of God. – Elece Hollis, Christian Book Previews.com
The poetry in this book is about the two seasons of life, now and eternity.
This gifted poet brings every poem to power filled climax. Bishop L. Bevel Jones says, “This pastoral poet gently whispers truth, titillating the imagination and stirring the soul. Rather than hollering, he hints, saying just enough to prompt wonder, love, praise and hope. Pondering these poems is a spiritual and emotional feast.”