EVERYTHING FAMILY &
"Mother of Family Ideas"
Madelyn N. Barber
Cover, 58 pages,
x 8 ½", Perfect Bound
ISBN 10: 1-892225-16-6
ISBN 13: 978-1-892225-16-0
Thus Speaks My Heart
is a collection of 38 poem of poems written from the heart,
and overflowing with emotions of a lifetime of love, joy, loss,
sorrow and the peace and love of the Lord.
The author is one of those for
whom words must get from her thoughts to paper, and once there, they
speak to everyone in some manner. She writes about everyday things,
about the highs and lows, but always with hope and love. You will
identify with the words and feel that you have made a new friend who
understands your very own heart.
Madelyn's personal love of God is
reflected in her poetic words. Let them lift you up.
and seasons go
pleasure, others woe.
I now look
forward to early spring
what it will
The brown lawns
begin to turn green
Here and there a
This is going to
be a great week!
The air is quite
fresh but I won’t freeze.
At times I can
feel a most gentle breeze.
There is a
yellow sun up high in the sky.
Did I hear the
fluttering of wings go by?
I hear a robin
calling to his mate,
“Spring is near
- please don’t be late!”
A nest they will
build in that tall tree
Soon she will
lay eggs - maybe two or three.
The tree’s green
leaves will hide the nest
hatched babies as they rest.
What a beautiful
lovely time of year.
Spring is a
season I always hold dear.
About the author
Madelyn N. Barber
Madelyn Norma Barber was born on September 16, 1926 on a
houseboat on the Fraser River and raised on a farm on Lulu
Island, B.C., Canada. She has one son, Thomas Patrick Barber
who lives in Glendale, Arizona; and one married granddaughter,
Olivia Lyn Motton who lives near Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Professionally she has worked in plywood mills, retail stores
and designed and made jewelry sets. In Arizona, she worked at
the Auto License Bureau (for 2 years), at the Juvenile
Detention Home (for 10 years) and taught Special Education
Classes (for 3 years). Upon returning to B. C., she taught
Special Education Classes (for 3 years), Grade 1 (for 12
years, and retired from teaching in 1987.
has written poetry all her life. While living in Arizona she
met and married a talented musician, Russell “Lefty” Barber.
Starting at Arizona State University on her 37th birthday, she
earned 2 BA’s and 2 MA’s (all in Education). She
returned to B.C. after Lefty’s death in 1971. Spends her time
working on the Family Genealogy and continuing to write poetry
- that has been published in magazines, on the Internet and in