Thats when the tears would come, real tears on cue, every night for four nights. Pearson seemed to radiate the warmth, buoyancy and easy charm she felt she lacked. May 06, 2011 carol lynn pearson has been a professional writer, speaker, and performer for many years. Signed carol lynn pearson poems poet poetry 1991 illus. One of the things i like the most about her poems is that they relate to me so easily. Carol lynn wright pearson is a woman who has inspired me through her poetry. They had called me home and i knew when i saw her she wasnt going to last. Carol lynn pearson has been a professional writer, speaker, and performer for many years. Contemporary mormon poets continue to find new themes and new audiences.
Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include previous owner. Carol lynn pearson the poetry of carol lynn pearson. The poems appear now in a compilation, beginnings and beyond. My work ranges from a sweet poem about a dayold child to books and plays written. This poem was given to my mother right after she lost her husband, by an angry ex daughterinlaw. Her poems have the unusual distinction of being read and loved in both common and literary circles. There are two by carol lynn pearson, and i feel i can relate to them emotionally. Carol lynn pearson s the growing season, lds spiritual poetry. Mormon author carol lynn pearson tries to separate church and. When we struck the set i saw them, little drops on the black canvas. Help me, joan, said the bishop of beauvais, i do not wish to burn you.
Carol lynn pearson beginnings provo utah trilogy artspublication 1967 63 ppap 2502. The cast by carol lynn pearson i lost the starring part in our town to linda, a girl not half as good as me, who kept her eyes down for the whole tryout, and even stuttered. I dont think i really need to say anything more, except that elizabeth is such a very precious gift and i love her soooo much. Years ago when my husband gerald and i made the outrageous decision to selfpublish my poems, i wrote this simple piece that became the title poem of one of the books. Pearson began her writing career as a poet, with many of her poems being reprinted in such places as the ann. Carol lynn pearson mormon author, poet, playwright.
Its odd how any one poem may sound profound or touching, but several in a row tend to start sounding sappy and trite. Aug 28, 2010 life after death experience nde with steve gardipee, vietnam war story one of the best ndes duration. Mormon author carol lynn pearson tries to separate church and hate the mother of four young children at the time, pearson divorced her gay mormon. The only thing you can predict with 100% certainty is that the reality will diverge somehow from that dream. If you know me in person, youve probably seen me cry, and this may help you understand me a little, too. Many of her poems have been reprinted in such places as ann landers column and chicken soup for the soul, as well as in college literary textbooks.
Carol lynn wright pearson brigham young high school. Some of our children will disappoint us by not being the scholars we. Her book goodbye, i love you about the death of her gay husband from aids took the world by. I think that hes right, however, that by taking emily dickinson another poetess ive recently started reading as. I admire how the author learns from hardship, gains perspective, and shares it so simply. Aug, 2010 carol lynn pearson is one of the most successul mormon authors, poets, and playwrights of all time. Aug 17, 2007 mormon author carol lynn pearson tries to separate church and hate the mother of four young children at the time, pearson divorced her gay mormon husband in 1978.
I have now in my files a folder marked poetry, very bad, and another, poetry, not quite so bad. Carol lynn pearson quotes author of goodbye, i love you. I really like a lot of her poems, but only in small doses. My day old child my day old child lay in my arms with my lips pressed against her ear, i whispered strongly, how i wishi wish that you could hear. Carol lynn pearson pens a moving memoir on her gay husband. Poetry the church of jesus christ of latterday saints. Carol lynn pearson i imagine im not the only bornnraised mormon for whom poetry meant only one of two things growing up. A list of lyrics, artists and songs that contain the term my story my turn on earh by carol lynn pearson from the website. Pearson began her writing career as a poet, with many of her poems being reprinted in such places as the ann landers column and college literary textbooks. Carol lynn pearson is well known for her work for women and for the lgbt community, as well as for her more general inspirational writing. Carol lynn pearson is one of the most beloved and successul mormon authors, poets, and playwrights of all time.
Carol lynn pearson somebody gave me a book of carol lynn pearsons poems about motherhood at my baby shower. Carol lynn pearson heres another very appropriate poem from carol lynn pearson. A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. Carol lynn pearsons the growing season, lds spiritual poetry. He loved her poems, and took them to various publishers only to be told poetry doesnt sell. I cannot fathom the reason for it my mother was in her 70s at the time. Behind the viewfinder, there, in closeup, was a flower the only possible flower. A revered high priestess begins speaking to her sisters and to all of gods children. Poetry doesnt sell, insisted everyone we spoke to, and i, somewhat relieved, put publishing on the list of things to do posthumously.
Poetry of carol lynn pearson, read by the author, lp sound recording, trilogy arts move on, play, embryo music subsequently encore performance publishing which is now zion theatricals 1975 the flight and the nest, mormon womens history, bookcraft. Apr 16, 2012 which i suppose is a little ironic when you see the last poem. Years ago when my husband gerald and i made the outrageous decision to selfpublish my poems, i wrote this. A comprehensive listing of her creative works can be found here her book goodbye, i love you, about the death of her gay husband from aids, took the world by storm in 1986, landing her on oprah, phil donahue, and many other t. When the cast was posted and the high school drama coach saw me reading it through my tears, he put an arm around me and said, now, lookthings are not always as they. The poems appear now in a compilation, picture window 1996. Carol lynn pearson the poetry of carol lynn pearson vinyl. Borrowing money, her husband gerald published two thousand copies of the book titled beginnings.
Sound and shhhhh, childrens picture book, trilogy arts. Pioneers a mormon poem by carol lynn pearson youtube. Improve yourself, find your inspiration, share with friends. Her autobiography goodbye, i love you 1986 tells the story of her marriage to a homosexual. There is nothing agonistic about it, which is the reason that terryl givens doesnt much care for it.
When she writes about heartbreak its like i was her when it happened. Carol lynn wright pearson born december 1, 1939 is an american poet, author, screenwriter, and playwright. Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include previous owner inscriptions. Nearly four decades and 300,000 volumes later, carol lynn s poetry has been internationally acclaimed, reprinted by ann landers s. The poetry of carol lynn pearson by carol lynn pearson album. Carol lynn wright was immediately enchanted with gerald pearson when they met at brigham young university in 1965. My daughterinlaw changed herself from a beautiful wife and mother to a bitter but very fancy woman after she divorced my brother.
My season by carol lynn pearson seeing the tree beneath a baptism of snow. Carol lynn pearson and me at the sunstone symposium west, 2004 speaking on a panel together about gay mormon suicides after a threehour interview with bishop kendell on june 1, 1987, he informed me that no high council court would be held which meant i would not be excommunicated, at least for the time being but that he would convene a. When i read her poems i think of a strong woman who has so many great characteristics. I went to the hospital to be induced on sunday night. It will change human hearts and expand human parameters. Who would tear an unweaned infant from its mothers arms and clear the place of every souvenir. Carol lynn wright pearson has earned her place as one of the most significant lds poets and writers of our time. The lord is my shepherd by carol lynn pearson overdrive. So they published two thousand copies themselves, believing that they had their lifetime supply of wedding presents. Poetry won t sell, said local publishers when carol lynn pearson and her husband, gerald, presented them with the manuscript for beginnings in 1968. Millies mothers red dress it hung there in the closet while she was dying, mothers red dress, like a gash in the row of dark, old clothes she had worn away her life in. Life after death experience nde with steve gardipee, vietnam war story one of the best ndes duration. Ive a hundred wonderful things to say a tiny cough.
Emma lou thaynes poetry of love and tolerance has been widely anthologized, making her one of the first poets to break out of the mormon audience. I live in a motherless house, motherless and without a trace. Over the holidays i discovered the poetry of carol lynn pearson, which i have been enjoying. Carol lynn pearson is one of my very favorite poets. Search results for my story my turn on earh by carol lynn. Poetry of carol lynn pearson, read by the author, lp sound recording, trilogy arts. At least i had a mother who helped me see that pearson was the good. It is important to use all knowledge ethically, humanely, and lovingly. I tried to pick a poem to share with you, but i could only narrow it down to four.
Novels, novellas short stories, poetry, autobiographymemoirs. Carol lynn pearson stated that it was her husbands determination that laid the foundation of her career. She is also the author of a variety of poetry, musicals, and plays. The steward a poem by carol lynn pearson, from her book, beginnings and beyond. When i saw the dress, i said why, mother how beautiful. Carol lynn pearson is one of the most successul mormon authors, poets, and playwrights of all time. Heroes take journeys, confront dragons, and discover the treasure of their true selves. Carol lynn pearson is, in the words of some book sellers, the hottest mormon poet on the market. I lie awake and listen always for the word that never comes, but might. A member of the church of jesus christ of latterday saints lds church, pearson is best known for her book goodbye, i love you, a memoir of her marriage to a gay man who died of aids in 1984. By then, pearson was something of a local celebrity. A selfdescribed homemakerwriter from provo, utah, she first became widely known and appreciated as the author of two volumes of poetry, beginnings 1965, and the search 1970.
Carol lynn pearson popularized poetry in the mormon market with her collections, including her first, beginnings. Carol lynn pearson author carol lynn pearson is the author of more than forty books and plays, including goodbye, i love you and the lord is my shepherd. The poetry of carol lynn pearson by carol lynn pearson. In addition to her volumes of poetry, she is well known for such books as her autobiography, goodbye, i love you, which tells the story of her marriage to a homosexual man, their divorce and ongoing friendship, and her caring for him as he died of aids. At times she spills over into the trite or saccharine, but on the whole i like it. Carol lynn pearson and lindsay hansen park want to hear your stories. Carol lynn pearsons books carol lynn pearson average rating. A conversation with carol lynn pearson thinkagain faithagain. Mormon author carol lynn pearson tries to separate church. Poetry wont sell, said local publishers when carol lynn pearson and her husband, gerald, presented them with the manuscript for beginnings in 1968. Carol lynn pearson is the author of more than forty books and plays, including goodbye, i love you and the lord is my shepherd. The poetry of carol lynn pearson, an album by carol lynn pearson. Feb 07, 2009 carol lynn pearson is one of my very favorite poets.1352 1192 7 1162 796 1047 686 830 655 984 904 249 1265 1282 44 1143 142 1175 528 1027 1375 295 1371 1426 205 1174 83 1233 397 603 221 267 1316 921