Smorgasbord Blog Magazine – Sunday Interview – Human in Every Sense of the Word #Poetry – Loyal Senses by Joy Lennick

Welcome to the new series of the Sunday Interview- Human in every sense of the word.

As humans there are five main senses that we rely on to navigate through this world.  And there is one that we all possess but do not necessarily use all the time…

Sight, Hearing, Touch, Taste, Smell….Sixth Sense.

You can choose to write about one sense or all of them, including that elusive sixth sense we have clung on to from the early days of man. 

If you would like to participate then here are the details along with my take on senses: https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2019/05/23/smorgasbord-blog-magazine-new-sunday-interview-series-human-in-every-sense-of-the-word-starting-sunday-june-30th-2019/

This week my guest is author and poet Joy Lennick. Joy has often entertained us with her tales of her long and very interesting life. Now in her young 80s, she lives with her husband Eric in the warmth of the Spanish sunshine.

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Loyal Senses by Joy Lennick

Oh, how sensitive our senses:
keen soldiers on parade.
One moment near comatose:
patio-lounging (siesta’s cousin)
and then –
Fresh lemon tang on tongue
lingering still,
auditory invasion.
A shutter is lowered,
a featherless crane clicks: whirrs into life;
raucous laughter;
strains of Indian music surprise…
a key leaves a casa lonely;
a cheeky breeze dictates:
reveals ‘Casa Diva’ a poem by Lucy Hamilton,
(wonder what she’s like?)
from a book by my side.
The leaves of the fragrant Stephanotis shiver,
calling the temperature a liar.
My warm skin is cooled,
my nose is in heaven.

©Joy Lennick 2019

About Joy Lennick

Having worn several hats in my life: wife, mum, secretary, shop-keeper, hotelier; my favourite is the multi-coloured author’s creation. I am an eclectic writer: diary, articles, poetry, short stories and five books. Two books were factual, the third as biographer: HURRICANE HALSEY (a true sea adventure), fourth my Memoir MY GENTLE WAR and my current fiction novel is THE CATALYST. Plenty more simmering…

A selection of books by Joy Lennick

One of the reviews for The Moon is Wearing a TuTu

This book comprises of a number of unusual poems that certainly force you to think deeply by Joy Lennick and a few poems, limericks and humorous one-liner jokes by Eric Lennick. There are also two, clever 50-word short stories by Jean Wilson.While the entire book was entertaining to read, I really enjoyed some of Joy’s wickedly humorous poems. She uses her words like little knives to cut into the body of a matter and expose its beating heart in a manner that is humorous but sharply to the point. The one that I related to the most was Think Outside the Box:

“I think out of the box
and why not?
(Are you wary your copybook you’ll blot?!)
I’m fed up with sheep
who seem half asleep
individuals they certainly are not.
To say “aab” not “baa”
is OK.
For a change why not try it today!
The fox you could fox –
confusing his “box,”
just say “aab” and get clean away.”

Read the reviews and buy the books: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Joy-Lennick/e/B00J05CJLY/

And on Amazon US: https://www.amazon.com/Joy-Lennick/e/B00J05CJLY

Find all the books, read other reviews and follow Joy on Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/3124773.Joy_Lennick

Connect to Joy

Blog: https://joylennick.wordpress.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/joy.lennick

Thank you for dropping in today and I am sure that Joy would love to receive your feedback. Thanks Sally

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42 thoughts on “Smorgasbord Blog Magazine – Sunday Interview – Human in Every Sense of the Word #Poetry – Loyal Senses by Joy Lennick

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  2. Superbly penned Joy! I marvel at the way you have compressed so much within a few lines but that is the beauty of poetry! Thanks for this new creative feature Sally. You never cease to surprise! Love and hugs.

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