100 Words

Small Servings of Whimsy and Wisdom to Calm the Mind and Nourish the Heart

by Terri Crosby, published by Balboa Press
Full Color. Photography and poetry | 80 pages.
Paperback $22.99

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A Sample of Poems from 100 Words:
Small Servings of Whimsy and Wisdom

The Moment to Wake Up

What’s Cookin’

How to Realize Your Beauty

No Longer Here

Morning Glory

My Old Friend, Change

Praise for 100 Words

What Amazon readers say

“100 Words is a carefully-crafted collection of simple, yet profound, thoughts paired perfectly with stunning images. This book is designed to be consumed in small bites, perhaps while sipping one’s morning coffee or tea. The message on each page deserves a bit of contemplation and reflection before moving on to the next in order to fully absorb the nuances contained within each 100-word story. A very enjoyable read which I highly recommend!”
“I received the book a few days ago and I am enjoying the 100 word morsels. They are delightful and go straight to the heart. I sometimes find myself laughing and moved to tears all within one 100-word piece. This is absolutely a book to be read and savored.”
“During my early morning time I allowed myself one of Terri Crosby’s “Small Servings of Whimsy and Wisdom” every day. They touched my heart, each in a different way…with inspiration, delight, and insight. The words and photos are totally yummy!”
“Unlike others who have read this treasure, l read it straight through. I couldn’t seem to stop, wanting to hear what came next. By reading it in this way, l was able to follow Terri’s journey through dealing with a terrific loss and the insights that came with each day, captured in her poetry. Her various descriptions of rain in the mountains and how it speaks to her, are so tender and true. Read it fast or slow but read it to the end, where you find the sweetest words.”
“I was originally loaned this book by a friend and I loved it so much that I bought two more copies of it to give to others. It’s filled with wise and loving words and can be read all at once or just picked up to read a few passages that will soother your soul. A wonderful book to keep in a handy place to pick up and read when you feel in need of words that will comfort or inspire you.”
“Like a tapas restaurant that serves small plates of deliciousness, this book nourishes the spirit with delicious portions of wisdom in the form of poems on life, love, relationships, grief, and awakening. Each poem is exactly 100 words that peek into your soul, and is accompanied by a beautiful photograph to illustrate or inspire. Enjoy the feast.”
“I admit it. I have a limited attention span when it comes to most poetry. I usually find the words too few, or too many…Terri’s 100 Words are just right. Pearls of wisdom, heartfelt insights, a delicious “love soup.” To be enjoyed often.”
“If ever you have felt love and loss, joy and grief, deep awe and simple wonder, you will connect instantly with these poems. Terri’s writing is so intimate that it’s sometimes difficult not to feel as if you are eavesdropping on a private conversation. Yet the topics are so universal that readers will find them easily relatable to their own personal experiences. The photos illustrate her work beautifully and at exactly 100 words each, her poems invite prolonged reflection. You will find yourself returning to them again and again to be enjoyed and interpreted anew. This is the perfect book for your coffee table, your bedside table, or as a gift for any occasion.”
“I must start by saying that I have never been a fan of free form poetry. After all, it is really just short essays, right? In a hundred words per page, Terri manages to capture and share deep personal moments of love, laughter, tears, bliss, peace, and genuine, sometimes challenging, personal growth. You cannot fully appreciate this book if you just skim through it. It must be savored, page by page and photo by photo. Then later, it must be revisited again and again. If I could give it six stars, I would without hesitation.”
“100 Words ~ A roller coaster of emotion provoking teasers bring you from ahhh to Oh my! Dare to dig deep as “Gaining Wisdom” suggests, or just be open and receptive ~ “When There’s Room.” This book gets better every time I read it.”

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