“My Wings” ….. by “Just Patty” arrived today!!


~~April 7, 2014~~

I’m so excited!! The book arrived in today’s mail. “My Wings” is finally here. I have to set special time aside to start reading it and get lost in all the feelings and emotion expressed in the power of Patty’s written words. 

I browsed the Amazon.com website. Her book is already there. Amazing reviews have already been written about it. 

~~Editorial Reviews~~

About the Author

Just Patty is the poet name used by the Dutch writer Patty van Delft.
Why the name ‘Just Patty’? Because writing poetry is a naked reflection of the heart and soul, nothing more and nothing less. It’s ‘just you’ without decorations. The poetry by Just Patty is mostly a combination of dark thoughts, loss, grief, love and the courage to continue fighting no matter what. ‘I have always being attracted to the more darker forms of poetry, I adore Edgar Allan Poe. Maybe because dark poetry seems to be more raw. Before I started to write dark poetry, the darkness was already inside me. Always lurking right beneath the surface, waiting till I lost my strength so it could consume me. Because I let it out now every once in a while by writing, I was able to tame the beast and be the person who I am today. Me, without restrictions or suppression.’ The art that Just Patty uses to illustrate her poetry is made by her. She models for her own photos, shoots them and does the editing as well. ‘Poetry is a way of showing your darkest thoughts and deepest feelings through the art of words. Listen to the music of your soul and let your pen dance to the rhythm.’
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My Wings, by Just Patty, a book of poetry worthy of your consideration, is in the mainstream of the best that is out there. Move this poetry book to the top of your list! It is a roller coaster of emotions. Part I, My Dark Wings, with around 58 poems, and Part II, My Light Wings, with maybe 54 poems, are written by the Dutch author, Patty van Delft. In My Wings, this rising star of a poet establishes herself as a force to be reckoned with. This is no ordinary poetry book as a listing of emotions and topics will attest. And the exquisite, unique photographs with accompanying verses are by Patty herself doubling as both photographer and model! Her images are strikingly beautiful.
The poetry is a mix of both free form and rhyme and meter, giving the poems a freedom and charm that entrance the reader. The poems are a diatribe on the ups & downs of life. One suspects the subject matter comes from the author’s circle of life, both hers and those around her, family and friends. My Dark Wings has not only the travails of life, but its loves. And My Light Wings has the love of life and its travails.
And so the reader sets out on a journey through a maze of upheaval and passion. Emotions such as, but not limited to, loss, grief, fear, frustration, depression, strength, courage, despair, hope, anger, hate, love and so much more! Topics touched on, but not limited to, survival regret, failure, abuse, drugs, abandonment, revenge, cowardice, discouragement, disgrace, sanity, hopelessness, and so much more! And with these are intertwined the important, recurring themes of fighting on no matter what, demons, nightmares, the “mask,” wings, love in all its dimensions, and more. And those wings, dark and light, predominate many of the excellent photographs.
These poems hold a few surprises and ironies. Curiously, heaven and eternity show themselves, perhaps, only twice. Of favorite poems there be too many. Hard pressed to pick a few poems, in Part I try “Hells Bells,” and in Part II look at “Love me for who I am.”
It is no wonder “Just Patty” van Delft’s favorite author, so it is said, is Edgar Allan Poe. To Poe’s genre of the macabre, Patty has taken the form and made it her own in our times. In the words of another giant in literature, John Keats, her “…poetry comes… as naturally as the Leaves to a tree.”
You can find Phillip at …. http://excuseusforliving.com/
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I had the honour and pleasure of Beta reading Patty’s book before it was published and I am very impressed with the depth of feeling she puts into each and every poem.

They range from the hopes and prayers of those who love deeply, to the declarations of war against those who would oppress others.

The photographs, included in the book, are a stunning accompaniment to her poetry.

By: Jullian Autry on April 7, 2014

I loved this book, beautiful writing, tasty art. This book is filled with poems, it also contains great photography. Patty does an amazing job with both volumes of her “light” and “dark” wings poetry. You can’t find this passion anywhere else.
Highly recommended read, 10/10!
You get an opportunity to see into her life, feel her emotions and walk with her down her path.
This is a book that you will read every page of, and enjoy it all!
I can only imagine even more great things coming from this author.
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“From the heart by Patty, loved this!”
By: Shauny, April 7, 2014
I got this a few days after it came out and the depth of soul and love just oozed from the pages. Patty also did a lot of deep and meaningful stuff but each and every word I believed, it came from the right place.
For any poet out there I would give this 10/10 and really give this a read.
Best few pounds I have spent in a long time as a big book buyer on Amazon elsewhere..
Breathtaking first book from an amazing woman and writer.
She bears her heart and soul in this book. You can’t NOT be inspired.
Loved it!
You can find Shaun at …. http://shaunynews.wordpress.com/
“Mia sorella il poeta!”
April 7, 2014
I not only had the privilege but also the great honor to read this prior to its official release. My Wings,is a dual volume of both her “dark” and “light” poetry. It is a superb collection of her writing and I urge you all to grab a copy; and enjoy it with a glass of rum or wine. It is very moving both the Dark and Light Wings sections of it! The flow of the words across my tongue and the images the convey are well worth the wonderful read!
You can find Rev. Tatro at …. http://bishoptatro.wordpress.com/
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“My Wings”
By: horty rexach, April 7, 2014
I have the pleasure and the honor to know Patty personally. She’s a young, bright, talented upcoming photographer, poet and writer who has had some experiences in her life which have molded her as the strong person she is. In spite of this, she has continued to battle on this path that we call life. Out of this, she has used the feelings she has had … and, as a painter would to canvas, she uses the written word for expression. This book is an indicator of these experiences and feelings. The has a “light” side and a “dark” side, as we all do.
Patty writes from the heart and wears her feelings on her sleeve. I love this final product of all the snippets that she has been posting on her blog.

If you want to experience “real life” emotions, this is the book to read!! I can’t wait to get my copy. Totally and completely recommend this book. Rating 5 stars +!!

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We ALL are connected through this wonderful web we WEAVE!!
We ALL are ONE!!
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Patty’s Blog: http://petitemagique.wordpress.com/

“The Cloak of Dawn” Award …. new one!


~~April 4, 2014~~

My dear friend Martin, from http://mavadelo.wordpress.com/ has created a new award. He has seen fit to nominate “It Is What It Is” for this meaningful and prestigious award. He states that “it can’t be declined”.

As I read the meaning behind this award I knew that, in spite of his condition, I could not have even consider declining it. This is an award that has a very special meaning for me. All my professional life was dedicated to caring for those in need. There was a genuine desire to help others since I was young. This desire translated to my choice of careers. In spite of being currently retired from that career, the desire to help others is alive and well within me. 

Dear Martin, my fellow blogger and Wolf Packer, I am deeply honored that you would consider me for this award and I very humbly accept. I commit myself to live up to the standards that have been set in the creation of this beautiful, meaningful and wonderful award.

~~THANK YOU FOR THINKING ABOUT ME~~

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~~In his own words~~

The Cloak of Dawn award

The idea behind this award: We all know bloggers that write about the issues in this world be it animal abuse, child abuse, equality, their family, love, friendship, the love of whatever deity they worship and so on. We also know many blogger that besides blogging has to take care of a loved one because they are sick, have a disability or are otherwise not able to do everything by themselves. For these bloggers I created this award. The award is named in the spirit of a voluntary care giver and mother that does not blog herself and therefore can not receive the award herself .

Why a cloak? Well, in Dutch we call a voluntary caregiver (as described above) a “mantel zorger” which translates literal to “cloak carer” hence the cloak and the Rod of Aesculapius.

This award has some special rules due to its intend. Whereas most awards are shared after you have gotten it yourself, this award will be free to hand out at each and everyone’s own discretion BUT you must make sure that the intend of the award is upheld.

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~~DA Rules~~

Display the award on your blog, either on a special awards page or in your side bar

If you have a nominee yourself tell them of their nomination

Make clear in your nomination blog why you have nominated the person. is it for his/her blogging or for his/her voluntary care that they give to their loved one/friend/kid/ grandparents/animals, etc. etc.

There is no limit on how many people you can nominate as long as the spirit of the award remains intact.

This can’t be declined

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~~MY NOMINEES~~ 

Terry …. http://terry1954.wordpress.com/

She had been taking care of her younger brother Al. Al suffered from MSA – Multiple System Atrophy which is a “neurological disorder that affects adult men and women. It is caused by degeneration or atrophy of nerve cells in several (or multiple) areas of the brain which can result in problems with movement, balance and automatic functions of the body such as bladder and blood pressure control.

At the end of March, Al made his final journey and passed beyond the Veil. 

Jade …. http://jadereyner.com/

Jade is a “Jack of all Trades“.

“This blog is my journey and since then I have somehow managed to write not one, but two novels. Twelve Days – The Beginning was published in April 2013 and I have just finished writing the sequel Twelve Days – The Future, which I am hoping to publish in early 2014. There are plenty more projects in the pipeline, and other books in the Twelve Days series. I think you can safely say that I have the bug! I also write the odd bit of poetry which you will see on here from time to time.

When I’m not writing, I work part time at the local school and I am Mum to two boys, one of whom is severely disabled.”

Barbara …. http://idealisticrebel.wordpress.com/

“I am a retired widow with 4 kids and 9 grands. I worked as a nurse, and in Domestic Violence, and many non-profits, I was a donor health counselor for the American Red Cross and am a certified HIV counselor. I worked as a counselor and I have been a make-up artist and selling specialists for several American designers. I love life. I am very spiritual. I grew up in 50’s and 60’s and truly am the idealistic rebel which is the name of my blog. I love music, books, reading, Kindle, beauty. I am a photographer and an artist. I believe in making the world better one day at a time.”

Her topics: creativity, women’s issues, and spirituality.

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~~FOR THE HEALERS~~

Spiritual health – Reiki music

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We ALL are ONE!!

 

A new award ….. the “Angel Award”!


~~April 3, 2014~~ 

I found a new friend in “cyberland”. This is one of the many reasons I have fallen in love with this “blogging endeavor”. Angel came to my “spot” through another blogger … can you see the “inter-connectedness”?

Since the first visit to “It Is What It Is“, we have kept in touch. 

Angel has directed me to this link:

http://kyangel17.com/2014/04/03/award-day/comment-page-1/#comment-274

Her blog’s name is Kentucky Angel’s Trains Wreck’s.

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In her own words: 

~~AWARD DAY~~

“My Syracuse friend, music lover, movie lover and sports enthusiast, Mark Bialczak,  has nominated me for my second Dragon’s Loyalty Award. Totally WOW!  A new badge, a second Dragon, and I’m totally floored, almost speechless. Note, I said ALMOST.  I’m very seldom speechless. I’ll even bet if I set up a tape recorder I would be talking in my sleep.

~~Here’s the badge~~

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Here’s the fun part for me. 

I’ve been working on this for a long, long time.  I have created my own award.

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I know the caption says For Blogging Excellence but it’s actually for the angels in my life.  And that means all of you who read my posts. So everyone who reads this stop by and pick one up.  No strings, no rules. You are all my angels, and I can’t name you all.  So I will probably just stop in at every blog and let you know it’s here. And feel free to pass it on to all your friends and followers. You can never have enough angels in your life.”

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From my point of view, I feel honored to be considered an angel in someone’s life. I humbly accept this award because of the significant meaning it has. There are angels in my life. All of you who stop here and read, comment, suggest and interact with me are angels.

Anyone who stops here on this post, please feel free to take the award and display in on your blog. 

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However, there are a few who have become close to me and are leaving a vivid impressions in my life. Those I must mention. Feel free to accept and display the award on your blog. Feel free to read and know that your connection with me is as important as the air I breathe.

There are no strings and no rules. 

Angel …. http://kyangel17.com/

Barbara …. http://idealisticrebel.wordpress.com/

Shaun …. http://shaunynews.wordpress.com/

Brian …. http://fozzyfitness.wordpress.com/

Valentine …. http://valentinelogar.com/

Martin …. http://mavadelo.wordpress.com/

Patty …. http://petitemagique.wordpress.com/

Xena …. http://blackbutterfly7.wordpress.com/

Eddie …. http://bishoptatro.wordpress.com/

Darcey …. http://socialaction2014.wordpress.com/

Steven …. http://nakednerves.wordpress.com/

Sir Jeremy …. http://theboipoet.wordpress.com/

Tazein …. http://transcendingbordersblog.wordpress.com/

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~~Train – Calling All Angels~~

~~Uploaded on Oct 25, 2009~~

Music video by Train performing Calling All Angels.

We ALL are connected through this wonderful web we WEAVE!! 

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“My Wings” ….. by “Just Patty”!!


~~April 3, 2014~~

“Poetry is a way of showing your darkest thoughts and deepest feelings through the art of words. Listen to the music of your soul and let your pen dance on the rhythm.”

I have found a friend in this wonderful web we weave in the WordPress platform. We have become close to such a degree that we call each other “Big and Lil” Sister ….. She is a wonderful human being who has had her share of troubles and sadness in life. She talks about it and shows her true heart. Her poetry and poetrics have become a way for her to express the feelings deep within every fiber of her being.

Her name is Patty … “Just Patty”.

You can find her here: http://petitemagique.wordpress.com/

~~In her own words~~

Just Patty” is the poet name used by the Dutch author Patty van Delft

Why the name ‘Just Patty’? Because writing poetry is a naked reflection of the heart and soul, nothing more and nothing less. It’s ‘Just You’ without decorations.

Just Me

This collection contains 111 poems divided into two parts:

~~My Dark Wings & My Light Wings~~

Part 1: My Dark Wings is a collection of dark poetry describing some very recognizable emotions like: grief, fear, frustration, melancholy, depression, but also the strength and courage to battle on no matter what.

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Part 2: My Light Wings is a collection of light poetry containing motivation, love, support and the will to enjoy life.

This poetry book is illustrated with some amazing black & white photographic artwork.

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Buy your copy right HERE.

Soon available on Amazon as well.

~~Source~~

http://petitemagique.wordpress.com/2014/04/03/publication-of-my-wings/

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~~A Review of My Wings by Just Patty~~

(written by Phil Fontana)

My Wings, by Just Patty, a book of poetry worthy of your consideration, is in the mainstream of the best that is out there. Move this poetry book to the top of your list! It is a roller coaster of emotions. Part I, My Dark Wings, with around 58 poems, and Part II, My Light Wings, with maybe 54 poems, are written by the Dutch author, Patty van Delft. In My Wings, this rising star of a poet establishes herself as a force to be reckoned with. This is no ordinary poetry book as a listing of emotions and topics will attest. And the exquisite, unique photographs with accompanying verses are by Patty herself doubling as both photographer and model! Her images are strikingly beautiful.

     The poetry is a mix of both free form and rhyme and meter, giving the poems a freedom and charm that entrance the reader. The poems are a diatribe on the tumultuous vicissitudes of life. What? That means, “shit happens.” And one suspects this subject matter comes from the author’s circle of life, both hers and those around her, family and friends. My Dark Wings has not only the travails of life, but its loves. And My Light Wings has the love of life and its travails.

     And so the reader sets out on a journey through a maze of upheaval and passion. Emotions such as, but not limited to, loss, grief, fear, frustration, depression, strength, courage, despair, hope, anger, hate, love and so much more! – -Topics touched on, but not limited to, survival regret, failure, abuse, drugs, abandonment, revenge, cowardice, discouragement, disgrace, sanity, hopelessness, and so much more! And with these are intertwined the important, recurring themes of fighting on no matter what, demons, nightmares, the “mask,” wings, love in all its dimensions, and more. And those wings, dark and light, predominate many of the excellent photographs.

     These poems hold a few surprises and ironies. Curiously, heaven and eternity show themselves, perhaps, only twice. Of favorite poems there be too many. Hard pressed to pick a few in Part I, try “My Black Wings,” “Am I still here?” “Don’t worry,” “The Asylum of my own mind,” “Hells Bells,” “Missing the real you,” “Mixed feelings,” “Two me’s,” ” In my dreams,” and “Bitter April.” And in Part II, look at “Lean on me,” “Path of life,” “I shall be me,” “Carved into my soul,” “I will stay wild,” “ My Knight,” “The girl in the picture,” “Love me for who I am,” “Out of the shadows,” and “No genie.”

     It is no wonder “Just Patty” van Delft’s favorite author, so it is said, is Edgar Allan Poe. To Poe’s genre of the macabre, Patty has taken the form and made it her own in our times. In the words of another giant in literature, John Keats, her “…poetry comes… as naturally as the Leaves to a tree,”

Philip Fontana

http://excuseusforliving.com/

~~A Review of My Wings by Just Patty~~

(written by Adrian Mitchell)

This book is an extraordinarily frank and honest look at the core emotions of life. The poet examines loss, loneliness, anger and hurt as if it happens to her every day. Patty is fearless in opening her heart to examination, and reveals her soul with her every word.

Patty displays a thorough understanding of the dark world of depression, and reveals the true feelings of a sufferer. Her apparent experience of her time in the dark makes comforting reading for fellow sufferers, and gives supporters of sufferers a very clear insight into a world rather hidden away from.

All of this being said, Patty writes of love, hope, strength and unity with as much passion and truth of emotion as she does about negative feelings. Her thoughts are beautiful, whether in love or loss, and every reader will find relevance in her beautifully constructed words.

Patty’s work is not an easy read. This is a collection of real emotions, some raw to the bone, while others covered in rose petals. Beautiful in honesty and transparency, it takes a brave soul to live through the reading of this extraordinary collection of real emotions.

Patty is a beautiful writer as she is an artist, as she is a person. I consider myself very fortunate to have been able to read her beautiful work.

Adrian Mitchell 

(Poet)

We wish you success!! We know it will happen.

~~Sound of an Angel – Beautiful violin music~~

We all are connected through this wonderful web we weave! 

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We ALL are ONE!!