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Popcorn for Breakfast

Furney Gerry Furney

Providing a fresh perspective on an array of topics, this collection of poetry by Gerry Furney reflects the eclectic experiences of his life well lived-from his early years in Cork, Ireland, to his work in an isolated logging camp, to his tenure as mayor.

Employing the rhyming technique, Popcorn for Breakfast speaks of everyday topics such as sports, pets, nature, and love, and not-so-everyday happenings such as logging and mining. It also includes odes and tributes to family and friends. Many of Furney's ponderings provide fodder for this varied volume.

In the selection "I Wonder," Furney ruminates about the awe of nature. / Let's face it, we are in the dark / About who taught a dog to bark. / And have you heard a cat meow, / Or listened to a mooing cow. / And how about a horse's neigh / Or growling grizzly bears at play. / And then there is the eagle's screech / Or squawking herons on the beach. / There's many more surprising things, / How does an egg develop wings?

Painting verbal pictures, the works in this collection speak of simple, yet important topics that display Furney's love of poetry.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Trafford Publishing
  • Publish Date: May 17th, 2010
  • Pages: 244
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 11.00in - 8.25in - 0.51in - 1.23lb
  • EAN: 9781426924361
  • Categories: General

About the Author

Gerry Furney immigrated to Canada from Ireland in 1956 and settled in the isolated logging camp of Port McNeill, British Columbia. In 1961, he became the founding president of the Port McNeill and District Chamber of Commerce. Furney is now serving his forty-second year as mayor on the Municipal Council.