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Linda T. Reich

Birth Place
Baltimore, MD

Age Category

Birth month and day
July 23

High School Graduate


Taking nature photos, grandchildren, collecting buttons

Marital status

Three children, five grandchildren, including twins

Published works
A few in magazines and local newpaper.

Poetry writing experience
I wrote my first poem in grade school in a card for my dad. I still have it. I wrote occasionally over the years and as a Christian adult I got down on my knees one day and asked God for the gift of poetry. My first Christian poem came instantly and I went and wrote it down. I have been writing ever since. My mom also had the gift of poetry and in her honor I use my middle name's initial T. for Theresa. I am named after her.

State or country in which the poet resides

Testimony of saving faith for Christians only
Very hard times brought me to a place in my life where I knew I needed God. I accepted Jesus as my personal savior in the privacy of my living room after reading Catherine Marshall's books.

About the Poet
I am a Christian wife, mother, and grandma of five, including twin granddaughters. I love to write poetry, take nature photos, and collect buttons. I have close to 30,000 buttons. I am retired after more than 30 years of senior care including 13 years working with Alzheimers residents.

I've been writing poetry (like my mom) since I was little. I still have my first poem. It was in a card I gave to my dad. As an adult I prayed for the gift of encouragement and poetry. I think it's so important to encourage others in their faith and also unbelievers. God has brought me through so much and I am thankful for my salvation. I asked Jesus into my heart and have never regretted a single moment. It was a true blessing when 3 of my poems where published. One in a local newspaper and two in different magazines. You can also find me on my facebook page at Whispers of Hope/Linda T. Reich where I post short devotionals, my nature photos and poems. Thank you. ♥

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Chime Of The Day

December 17, 2017

September Changes
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By Rich Tassinari
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      September Changes

The geese in tight formation fly
And lift up higher in the sky
Announcing with their honks to all,
‘Good-bye, good-bye, it’s time for fall.’

The sun slips slowly day by day
From north to south along its way
Descending from its summer height
To cool the day and lengthen night.

The red and gold and orange grown
Upon the trees like tartans sewn
And spread across the hillside near
Will blanket earth with autumn cheer.

The garden beds are made and neat,
Another harvest picked to eat,
The pantry’s filled, the crops are canned,
And recipes for autumn planned.

The firewood is cut and stacked,
The hearth lit up, and firebox packed,
A cup of apple cider poured,
And apples in the cellar stored.

The eve comes soon, we sit and rock,
Our rest is early on the clock,
And so it seems the season knows
That all is called to where it goes.

Rich Tassinari 9/24/14



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