Monday, October 13, 2014

A #FallingIntoLove Book - More Pennies Than Water by Steven Harz

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In his third collection of fiction and poetry, award-winning writer Steven Harz once again connects readers to stories containing emotions with which we can all connect. In "More Pennies Than Water" he covers themes of loves lost and found as well as rebirth of life and coping with death. Appearing regularly in 'The Iron Writer Challenge" and "The Germ" Steven's works continue to force laughter and tears, often simultaneously. 

Praise for Steven’s work: 

“LOVE this. Started to read it, couldn't put it down....and have gone back to read it again. Completely captivated. Such powerful feelings behind this writing. I feel like I am looking not Steve's open heart and somehow invading his privacy. So much heart and soul....deep emotion. Reminders of memories lost.” 

"Thanks for bringing the memories roaring back Mr. Harz in the most 'Springsteenish' of ways" 

“Steven Harz takes me back to a time when Steely Dan was on the radio and I was finding myself as a person. Very insightful and very talented. Looking forward to more of his work.” 

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More pennies than water
For Sue and Steve
A generation ago they had
fallen in then out
of love
and learned that in either case
there was no net
Onward they moved to
separate points on the same map
and with their hearts affixed
to different “I Do’s”
their minds occasionally wandered
back to each other in times of quiet
like sermons and snowfall
Every so often he launched
a prayer skyward
then dropped a penny
and a wish
down a well
She put a bookmark in the 80s
but from time-to-time
attached messages to balloons
releasing them
against the wind
with her right hand while crossing
the fingers of her left
Over the years time was measured
in increments of faith and hope
and eventually the well was
more pennies than water
giving him the boost needed
to see over the wall
and upwards
towards a now-descending balloon
and its note
saying an old “I love you” in a new kind of way
and finally allowing him to
uncross his own fingers
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In his writing, Steven Harz captures the exhilaration, pain, and frustration of love, all the while making you strive to find the perfect balance. His work will pierce your heart with memories of love gone bad or an undying commitment to not let that happen to you - pain, truth and appreciation pour out of his words.
Steven's works have appeared in Ink Monkey Magazine, The Germ, Pocket Thoughts, and Indigo Rising UK. In 2013 Steven won The People's Poetry Contest and in 2014 was the runner-up in the Iron Writer Championship.
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 Thanks Steve for sharing,


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