Mississippi Magnolia- Southern Poems

SOUTHERN POEMS :Celebrating the South- Promoting a Positive Mississippi


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Posted by patricianeelydorsey on July 2, 2010 at 1:09 PM Comments comments (88)

A friend of mine here on Facebook recently forwarded a beautiful letter that she wrote to Governor Barbour suggesting that I should be recognized as an official Ambassador for the State of Mississippi. I am truly humbled and deeply touched.

Just wanted to share the letter with my Celebrate the South family!


Dear Governor Barbour,


Enclosed you will find a wonderful little volume of poetry by Patricia Neely-Dorsey. Although small in size, this book i...

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Posted by patricianeelydorsey on December 25, 2009 at 10:21 AM Comments comments (0)




Christmastime at our house

Was such a joyous thing;

There was much anticipation of what the day would bring.

For many months prior,

The listmaking would begin;

There were so many things I wanted,

On pure memory I couldn't depend.

I carried handy 'round with me

A trusty little list.

There was not one single thing,

I wanted my parents to miss.

And every year, without a...

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Help me "Celebrate the South"

Posted by patricianeelydorsey on November 27, 2009 at 8:03 AM Comments comments (1)

Subject: Wonderful Opportunity!!!!


Please join in a wonderful opprtunity for us to participate together in Celebrating the South!

The Southeastern LiteraryTourism Initiative is an effort towards demonstrating what a major role art (in this case literary arts) can play in showcasing and introducing the tremendous assets and offerings of our beloved region, along with enhancing tourism interest and the influx of greatly needed tourism dollars.

The initiative has alrea...

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NOVEMBER is "Thanksgiving" Month

Posted by patricianeelydorsey on November 21, 2009 at 6:53 PM Comments comments (1)

The Thanksgiving Holiday is a perfect time for each of us to reflect on all of the things we have to be thankful for and to count our many blessings.

This Thanksgiving we should all express our "Thanksgiving" sentiments to friends and loved ones..and most importantly to THE ONE from whom all blessings flow.





When I look back on my life,

I think how wonderful it has been;

To have had the ...

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OCTOBER is Family History Month

Posted by patricianeelydorsey on October 28, 2009 at 1:43 PM Comments comments (0)


October is


Share Yours!!!

I challenge each reader, to find out more about the rich personal histories within your own individual families..delve into the often hidden treasures held within your family stories.



My mother told me stories,

Of the one room school;

Where all the grades were taught together,

As they went by the same rules.

To this school is where she would go...

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Glowing Review-Mississippi Libraries

Posted by patricianeelydorsey on October 11, 2009 at 2:13 PM Comments comments (1)


Hey gang!

Reflections of a Mississippi Magnolia recently received a glowing review in the Fall 2009 issue of Mississippi Libraries

Check it out!!


Neely-Dorsey, Patricia. Reflections of

a Mississippi Magnolia: A Life in Poems.

Jonesboro, AR: GrantHouse Publishers,

2007. 90 pp. $15.00 (paperback)


In Reflections of a Mississippi Magnolia:

A Life in Poems, Patricia Neely-

Dorsey ...

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Rust College-Lyceum Series

Posted by patricianeelydorsey on October 11, 2009 at 2:09 PM Comments comments (0)

Subject: Encouraging the kids to Celebrate the South


Hey Y'all !!

I had a phenomenal time on Thursday October 1st at Rust College.

I was one of two featured speakers for the kickoff of their Lyceum/Lecture Artist Series.

The other speaker was my good friend and fellow author John Campbell from Starkville, MS (author of Daydreaming on my Cotton Sack)

The kids..I mean young adults..well how about students (smile) were wonderful !!! There was a sea of b...

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Tallahatchie Riverfest

Posted by patricianeelydorsey on October 11, 2009 at 2:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Subject: Celebrating the South/Tallahatchie Riverfest


By now, you ALREADY know what I have been doing today.


Booksigning Today at the Tallahatchie RiverFest

New Albany, Mississippi

It was THE BOMB!!!

Wonderful People, Wonderful Music, Wonderful Networking and ...

THE FOOD!!..Let's just pretend that didn't happen (LOL)

If you've read Reflections of a Mississippi Magnolia, you know...

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SEPTEMBER-Read a New Book Month

Posted by patricianeelydorsey on October 5, 2009 at 9:37 AM Comments comments (0)

DID YOU KNOW: September is Read a New Book Month (yes, seriously)!!!


The man who doesn't read good books has no advantage over the man who can't read them.

Mark Twain



Reading is fundamental,

That's what they always say;

Without it, I couldn't even imagine,

Wanting to start the day.

My mother's love of reading,

Was passed down straight to me;

And wherever it is that I am,

Some book with me, yo...

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August-National Catfish Month

Posted by patricianeelydorsey on August 21, 2009 at 5:42 PM Comments comments (0)


AUGUST: National Catfish Month (Yes, Really!!!)



*Farm- raised catfish is the largest aquaculture industry in the United


*Arkansas, in 1963, was the first state to produce farm-raised catfish on a commercial level amd Mississippi was not far behind when it began its production in 1965.

*After 1970, rapid expansion of catfish production in the Mississippi Delta occurred, and Mississippi ha...

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