Welcome to the WordCrafter “Poetry Treasures 3: Passions” Book Blog Tour

Welcome to the WordCrafter Poetry Treasures 3: Passions Book Blog Tour! This is a very special tour, because at each stop, you will meet not one, but two of the contributing poets of the anthology. We’ve got a great tour planned with readings and inspiration posts from the authors, and book reviews. (Scroll down for the tour schedule with links, but be aware that the links won’t function until each post goes live.)Plus we have a great giveaway, so follow the tour to meet the contributing authors and additional chances to win a digital copy of Poetry Treasures 3: Passions!


Comment and let us know you were there, and get a chance to win a copy of Poetry Treasures 3: Passions in the digital format of your choice.Follow the tour and leave your comments along the way. One entry per stop.

About Poetry Treasures 3: Passions

 Passions treasures within.

Open the cover

and you will discover

the Poetry Treasures

of guests on

 Roberta Eaton Cheadle’s

2022 “Treasuring Poetry” blog series

on Writing to be Read.

Included are treasures from:

Patty Fletcher, D. Wallace Peach, Yvette Prior,

Penny Wilson, Colleen M. Chesebro, Abbie Taylor,

Yvette Calliero, Smitha Vishwaneth,

Chris Hall, Willow Willers, Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer,

and Roberta Eaton Cheadle

Book Cover: Poetry Treasures 3: Passions on a background of a clam shell filled with gems

Purchase Poetry Treasures 3: Passions from your favorite distributor through Books2Read

Today’s Stop

On today’s stop, we have video readings from Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer and Smitha Vishwanath. Rosemerry is sharing a reading of her poem, “Twenty Years Ago, Ten Years Ago, Last Week”, and Smitha is sharing a reading of her poem, ” “. Both of these lovely poems are featured in Poetry Treasures 3: Passions.

Meet Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer

Today’s stop features a peotry reading by contributing Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer, which is a real treat. Rosemerry is a performance poet, and I was privileged to attend one of her live performances back in 2010. She was spectacular. The way she draws you into the poem and makes you feel her words is amazing. Rosemerry is a wonderful, vibrant lady, who embraces the written word as if it were a lover, caressing and shaping it into what she needs it to be. I had the pleasure of featuring an interview with her, right here on Writing to be Read. That’s why I asked Robbie to invite her to be a guest on “Treasuring Poetry”, and why I am so pleased to have her work featured in this WordCrafter anthology. It is a privilege and an honor to work with her. I hope you will enjoy this reading as much as I have.

Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer co-hosts Emerging Form (a podcast on creative process), Secret Agents of Change (a surreptitious kindness cabal) and Soul Writer’s Circle. Her poetry has appeared on A Prairie Home CompanionPBS News Hour, O MagazineAmerican Life in Poetry, onCarnegie Hall stage, and on river rocks she leaves around town. Her collection Hush won the Halcyon Prize. Naked for Tea was a finalist for the Able Muse Book Award. Her most recent collection is All the Honey. Her daily audio series, The Poetic Path, can be found on the Ritual app, her daily poetry practice can be read on her blog, A Hundred Falling Veils, and her book of mindfulness poetry prompts is Exploring Poetry of Presence II. One-word mantra: Adjust.


Headshot: Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer

Twenty Years Ago, Ten Years Ago, Last Week

If I could go back in time
and offer advice to my younger self,
I wouldn’t.
I would let her fail all over again.
I’d let her falter. I’d let her lose.
I’d let her stumble
and struggle and bomb.
But I would lean in close
and let her know
I am deeply in love with her.
It’s so easy now to give her this,
this self-compassion in full bloom,
this thing she believed
was impossible.

Reading of “Twenty Years Ago, Ten Years Ago, Last Week”

“Twenty Years Ago, Ten Years Ago, Last Week”, by Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer
Treasure chest in front of rocks with a copy of Poetry Treasures 3: Passions leaning against each corner on gem strwn sand.

Meet Smitha Vishwanath

I first met Smitha Viswaneth through her interview with Robbie Cheadle on the “Treasuring Poetry” blog series, right here, on Writing to be Read, so I can’t say that I know her well, but I’ve been learning a lot about her. Smitha is an award winning poet of a National Poetry Month Challenge two years in a row, and she’s been nominated poet of the month several times on Spillword. She has poetry published in several online publications, and her debut novel, Coming Home, just came out last month.

Smitha Vinwnath sitting on a couch

Smitha Vishwanath is your quintessential ‘bored banker’ turned writer. After a rewarding career in Banking in the Middle East where she worked for leading banks in senior positions, she quit and moved to India in July 2018 with her husband who had been transferred to the country on an international assignment. Thereon she began her writing journey.

‘Roads’ is the first book she has co-authored. Having lived and studied in different countries and different states within India and worked with different cultures, Smitha understands that ‘change’ and ‘ups and downs’ are very much a part of life. It is this experience that reflects in her poems and her writing which are filled with positivity, acceptance and willingness to change for the better.

She also writes regularly through her blog: https://lifeateacher.wordpress.com

A child called, ‘Passion’

A child called, Passion,
I met him on my walk, one day
and asked him to come home.
He replied, ‘On one condition-
only if you give me your undivided attention.’

‘How difficult could that be? aloud, I wondered,
I raised a family with children- two!’
Smiling impishly, he said ‘Not much, if you surrendered.”
I laughed at his presumptuousness
Little knowing how true to his words he’d be.

The moment, Passion, walked in through my door
He obscured the rest of the world from sight
and kept me waking into the night
He pranced around all day-tireless, and unbound.
It made me loathe the day, him, I found.

Passion was a stubborn child
demanding complete allegiance.
His appetite was unappeased,
his thirst unquenched;
he made no allowance!

A ruthless master, a sorcerer
He turned me into a willing slave.
I fulfilled his every bidding;
the years went by, I couldn’t tell
and the children flew before I knew.

But, Passion, he stayed behind.
I grew old, and he grew kind.
Passion, that stubborn child
remained wilful until the end
and refused to leave,

even though my body was hard to mend.
He nourished my body and fed my soul
And made me feel as good as whole.
Passion, that stubborn child, simply would not let go;
no doctor could understand that child’s miraculous cure.

So, if you ever cross paths with a child called, ‘Passion.’
Hold onto him with a firm hand
Even if you must endure.
Lug around for a while if you must-
but don’t ever let go.

For when all the others leave-
He will be standing by your side
For, Passion, is a stubborn child
and loyal as can be
Let nobody tell you otherwise.

Reading of “A Child Called ‘Passion'”

Wrap Up

That’s it for the first stop on the WordCrafter Poetry Treasures 3: Passions Book Blog Tour. I hope you’ve enjoyed meeting Rosemerry and Smitha and the samples of their works. As an extra added treat, you can catch an interview with Robbie Cheadle and I on the Word Craft Poetry site with Colleen Chesebro, which happens to coincide with our opening day. So, after you’ve met our two poets, Rosemerry and Smitha, you might click on the link above to pop in and check that interview about the anthology, too.

A raving five-star review of Poetry Treasures 3: Passions on Goodreads.

Raving Revue

“…It’s an eclectic collection and a fabulous way to discover new poets to read. Expect varying interpretations of poetic passions. Not all are amorous! Some are thoughtful, personal to the author, (the author’s interests, experiences and loves,) and many have deep insight into human trials and tribulations…”

M.J. Mallon

You can find the full review here: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/128125978-poetry-treasures-3#CommunityReviews

Follow the tour to meet other contributing authors and for more chances to enter the giveaway. The links in the schedule below won’t work until each post goes live. Tomorrow we will be over at Patty’s World with Patty Fletcher with a guest post from Contributing author, Colleen Chesebro and a reading by Robbie Cheadle of contributing author, Chris Hall’s poem, ” What Will Become of Us?”, so don’t miss it. I hope to see you there.

Tour schedule 4/17 – 4/21

Monday – Opening Day – Readings by Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer & Smitha Vishwanath – Writing to be Read

Tuesday – Guest Post from Colleen Chesebro & Reading by Robbie Cheadle of poem by Chris Hall – Patty’s Worlds

Wednesday – Readings by D. Wallace Peach & Abbie Taylor – The Many Showers of Blessing

Thursday –Reading by Willow Willers & a Guest Post by Patty Fletcher/Review – Carla Loves to Read

Friday – Readings by Penny Wilson & Yvette Calliero – Robbie’s Inspiration

Saturday – Closing Post – Reading by Yvette Prior & Guest Post by Judy Mastrangelo – Writing to be Read

Pirate guarding his booty at sword point with a copy of Poetry Treasures 3: Passions on top. Dialog balloon says, "Shiver me timbers! Get your copy of Poetry Treasures 3: PAssions today or I'll make ye walk the plank! Arrgh!" Text: Poetry Treasures 3: Passions Available at your favorite book distributors through Books2Read


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90 Comments on “Welcome to the WordCrafter “Poetry Treasures 3: Passions” Book Blog Tour”

  1. Looks like you have another winner! ❤

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  2. Reblogged this on Penny Wilson Writes and commented:
    Treasuring Poetry 3 – Passions Has finally Dropped!

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  4. willowdot21 says:

    Oh! This is so lovely to meet these wonderful poets, I am so delighted that I have been honoured to join them. It’s great to learn more about these people and hear their voices.So,Hi Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer & Smitha Vishwanath it great to meet you. Also many thanks to Kaye and Robbie for their hard work 💜

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    • Thanks for sharing, Leon. 🙂 I think this is a great send off for the tour. 🙂

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      • Agreed Kaye, I think this is gonna be the best tour you ever did.
        So proud to be a a part of it and the work you and Robbie did to make the post enjoyable and accessible for blind and visually challenged readers is much appreciated by me.

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        • Well, we couldn’t exclude our visually disabled authors. That wouldn’t be right. I’m happy to be a part of raising the awareness about this important and vast group of authors and readers. 🙂

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        • Hi, Kaye.

          It brings me to tears to read that. You can’t imagine how some people react to such things.

          Last night, in a zoom call I facilitate for the American Council of the Blind virtual community, I told everyone how I’d been working with you and of the results. They were so pleased and now, I’m gonna get them to pick up copies of this book.

          You know? Shameless plugging. LOL.

          About Patty L. Fletcher

          Patty L. Fletcher lives in Kingsport Tennessee where she works full time as a Writer with the goal of bridging the great chasm which separates the disAbled from the non-disAbled. She is Also a Social Media Marketing Assistant.

          Follow her at: https://pattysworlds.com/ https://pattysworlds.com/ for stories, book updates and more.

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        • This is the first book I’ve created aimed at accessibility, so I’m pretty excited about it. It does myheart good to know that these lovely poems can now reach more readers just because I spent some extra time and effort to make the text and phots within accessible. 🙂 ❤

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        • Well, you can’t know what you don’t know, but your willingness to learn was a refreshing change.

          Anyhow, let’s have the best tour on planet.

          About Patty L. Fletcher

          Patty L. Fletcher lives in Kingsport Tennessee where she works full time as a Writer with the goal of bridging the great chasm which separates the disAbled from the non-disAbled. She is Also a Social Media Marketing Assistant.

          Follow her at: https://pattysworlds.com/ https://pattysworlds.com/ for stories, book updates and more.

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  6. That was so fun. I loved listening to Rosemary and Smitha read their poems. What a wonderful touch, Kaye. I’m looking forward to following the tour and I’m delighted to be a part of the anthology. ❤

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  8. I loved hearing the poetry read out loud! It was stunning to hear my dear friend Smitha read her poem. This is a wonderful post! Happy blog tour of Poetry Treasures 3!

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  9. Chris Hall says:

    Reblogged this on luna's on line and commented:
    WordCrafter Book Blog Tour today! from Kaye Lynne Booth
    I am so delighted to be part of the anthology Treasuring Poetry 3 – Passions!

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  10. Staci Troilo says:

    I have this going out in my newsletter this week. Wishing you and all the contributors my best.

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  11. What wonderful poems and poets! I love learning about new poets (to me) and am honored to be a part of the collection with them. Thank you, Kaye and Robbie, for your dedication to making this anthology amazing!

    Yvette M Calleiro 🙂

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  12. Reblogged this on My Corner and commented:
    I’m proud to have my work published in the anthology featured today on Writing to be Read. This is the first day of a blog tour for this collection, in which work by contributors will be featured each day. Today, you’ll hear from authors Smitha Vishwanath and Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer,. You’ll also find the tour schedule plus purchasing information and a chance to win a free digital copy. Enjoy!

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  13. Dan Antion says:

    I am eagerly awaiting my copy. I love hearing “Twenty Years Ago, Ten Years Ago, Last Week” and “A Child Called ‘Passion’” – I will be following this tour.

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  14. Jan Sikes says:

    There are SO many wonderful poets included in this compilation! I am crossing my fingers that I win a copy! Congrats to all!

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  15. What a wonderful book this is! I’m very excited about it, and am delighted to be included among all of you very talented poets in this amazing and inspiring project. Thank you so very much for everything! ❤️🌹💝🦋

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  16. Smitha V says:

    I’m thrilled to be part of this anthology and share space with such amazing writers. Thank you, Robbie, and Kaye for the opportunity and for putting this together so beautifully. Kudos to both of you. XXX

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  18. dgkaye says:

    Congrats to all the talented writers who took part in this book. I look forward to reading. ❤

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  19. […] Kaye Lynn Booth and Robbie Cheadle are the dynamic duo who put this poetry collection together. […]

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  20. It’s lovely to meet Rosemerry here. Smitha and I followed and support each other already. It’s wonderful to hear you both reading your poems. My post on Day 3 is ready to go! Best wishes to all the talented authors.

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  21. […] If you’re interested in hearing more of the anthology’s poets read their work, you can find the tour schedule and links at Wordcrafter Poetry. […]

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    • Thanks for the reblog Diana. One correction though. The schedule of readings can be found at Writing to be Read. 😉


      • Hi, Kaye, Dianna and All.

        Thanks Kaye for that clarification.

        It’s a lot to keep up with this big, glorious tour. Honestly, I think it is the biggest and best I’ve seen. How you do it is quite amazing and I’m learning so much from all of you. After all, I’m a poetic pup.


        About Patty L. Fletcher

        Patty L. Fletcher lives in Kingsport Tennessee where she works full time as a Writer with the goal of bridging the great chasm which separates the disAbled from the non-disAbled. She is Also a Social Media Marketing Assistant.

        Follow her at: https://pattysworlds.com/ https://pattysworlds.com/ for stories, book updates and more.

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  22. […] Mon. 4/17 – Opening Day – Readings by Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer & Smitha Vishwanath – Writing to be Read […]

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  23. Carla says:

    Both wonderful poems. I love when the author tells us about their inspiration.

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  25. judeitakali says:

    I’m so late to this tour. I just found a reblog on my reader timeline. This is amazing. I love the featured poems and readings. I’ll be moving on to the next tour stop now. Have to follow these amazing writers.

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  26. 2 more wonderful poems for this wonderful Anthology.

    Congratulations! 👏

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