Friday, March 31, 2023

Neely-Dorsey: February – Love Is In The Air!

I write A LOT about love!

My poetry writing started in full bloom with a love poem. My first dozen or so poems were all love poems.

I wrote my very first poem “Our Place” February 14, 2007.

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I woke up out of my sleep with that poem swirling around in my head. I, quickly, got up and scribbled it down. After that the poems just started to flow and flow.

Actually, all of the poems that I write could be categorized as love poems, of sorts. Most of the poems stem from my deep love for the people, culture and lifestyle of Mississippi and the South.

One reviewer dubbed my first collection of poetry, Reflections of Mississippi Magnolia, a “love letter to the south”.

I wholeheartedly agreed with that description. I later wrote a poem with that title.

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In my second book, My Magnolia Memories and Musings, and in all of my poems, the love affair continues.

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patricia dorsey

Patricia Neely-Dorsey is the author of two books of poetry, Reflections of a Mississippi Magnolia-A Life In Poems and My Magnolia Memories and Musings-In Poems. Through her poems, the author hopes to protect, preserve and promote the rich cultural history and heritage of her state and region along with providing more positive images than all of the negative images usually portrayed. Patricia lives in Tupelo with her husband James, son Henry and Miniature Schnauzer, Happy. The author has been named a Goodwill Ambassador for the state by Governor Phil Bryant. Her slogan is “Always, Always Celebrating the South and Promoting a Positive Mississippi ” Her website is and her email is

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