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Carson City author Chuck Morris publishes book of poetry

Nevada Appeal staff report

Chuck Morris’ book of poetry, “You… and the Beautiful Moments (A Journal of Love, Prose and Poetry)”

"You… and the Beautiful Moments (A Journal of Love, Prose and Poetry)," a new book by Chuck Morris, has been released by RoseDog Books.

Despite finding success as a freelance artist and amateur thespian, the author said beginning in the 1960s he found himself experiencing deep emotional stress and bouts of anxiety resulting in a loneliness and a desire to further express his feelings. He started writing poems to fill the emotional void.

Each poem in his book relates to a specific time, season of the year, place or romantic interlude.

The poetry was written in chronological order, dated and recorded in a private diary and kept hidden since 1986.

Morris said the time is right to share his feelings with others who may be moved and comforted by his words.

"The mind and body have grown old, but the heart still beats. They are simple poems about simple things: flowers, birds, butterflies and fireflies, things that bloom, fly, flutter and jump, crawl, buzz and bite," said a description of the book.

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The author was born in 1938 and raised in Bradford, Pennsylvania. After graduation and military service, he relocated to New Orleans, where he resided for 36 years and worked as a professional artist in the French Quarter.

Later, he was employed for 15 years in civil service. After retiring in 1995, he and his wife, Sue, moved to Nevada.

Morris has four sons and 11 grandchildren.

His 46-page book of poetry in paperback format is available for $18. The ISBN is 978-1-4809-8014-3.

For information or to visit the publisher's online bookstore, go to http://www.rosedogbookstore.com.