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My very own ISBN

I’m now the proud owner of my very own ISBN for my book of poetry Keeping Records.  And in just a few more weeks, the book should be available for sale on Amazon.

In celebration of these steps, I thought I’d post some of the poems from this collection, starting with the title poem.

Until 8/15/2010, you can receive 15% off this title at Lulu with coupon code BEACHREAD305.

Keeping Records

Love keeps no record of wrongs,
But it sure as heck
keeps records of Billie Holiday
and Nat King Cole,
Tony Bennett
and Doc Severinsen’s orchestra
playing “A Night in Tunisia”
with Dizzy wailing way up high.

Love keeps records
of Al Hirt
and Frank Sinatra,
who’s telling me Nice & Easy does it,
Fools Rush In, &
Try a Little Tenderness,

in tattered album
to give their grooves
to the needle.

–from Keeping Records, © 2007 by Colette Mazunik.  ISBN: 978-0-557-21108-1