Story Time Friday: A poem from My Chapbook

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Have you read my chapbook Winter’s Homecoming and other poems yet? It’s been out for a few years, so you may have gotten it already. But if you haven’t, I have a treat for you this month. It’s FREE in honor of National Poetry Month and to help spread poetry as far as I can.

I’m using this Story Time Friday to give you a sample from the book. It’s a short collection of only eight poems. So here’s an eighth of the collection to read! I hope that you enjoy this one and follow up with getting a copy of the full book. Again, it’s FREE. Kind of hard to pass up, right?

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Notes from a Guitar

by Robert Zimmermann

A single tear
descends his
skin in rivulets.

Collecting just above
the jaw line,
a tiny trickle
takes a doomed flight
toward Earth.

Fingers move slowly,

Notes from a guitar
through the hills
and valleys,

with sadness.

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You can get a FREE copy of my chapbook Winter’s Homecoming and other poems all month from:

(with coupon code: XC33X)

Or you can buy it for only $0.99 through that link or any of these store links:

Amazon | Kobo | B&N | iBooks

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How to Submit:

For those who wish to be part of Story Time Friday in the near future, you can send submissions to the email address that I formerly used for review requests (but don’t anymore since I’m retired . . . don’t try to be clever and slip one in 😛 ): Be sure to use the subject “Story Time Friday Submission” and send your piece as an attachment (.doc/.docx would be best). Any other questions, feel free to comment here or contact me through the blog’s contact form.

Hope to hear from some writers soon!

It’s My Birthday. Here’s Your Present!

Today’s my birthday. But if you think I’m going to ask for you to get me a present, don’t. I’m here to give you all a present if you’d like one.

For the next week, you can get one or both of my poetry collections for free. You can buy one and get the other free. Buy both, get the normal freebies free. Or grab both for free along with the other permanently free titles. It’s up to you. Everything I’ve published has been discounted to $0.99 for some time now, so it’s a steal even if you’re seeing this post after the birthday period is over.

Enough rambling. I know a few of you are eager to get to the free stuff! Here are the links and coupon codes to get both From Where I Stand and Winter’s Homecoming and Other Poems for free over on Smashwords. Feel free to comment or send me a message (through here or one of my social media accounts) if you have any issue with the codes or other questions.

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From Where I Stand (200X300)

At checkout use coupon code: FQ29M

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Winter's Homecoming Cover

At checkout use coupon code: XM78D

MY NEW RELEASE: Winter’s Homecoming and Other Poems

Through some delay and a good amount of hard work, I was able to finally release my newest book to the world. I’ve been wanting to give readers a small sampling of my poetry just for being as supportive as they are. And for future readers, who haven’t read my work, to get a glimpse into what they might expect for reading From Where I Stand or other future releases.

Winter’s Homecoming and Other Poems might not be as hard-hitting as From Where I Stand. It also might lack the personal narrative that those poems presented so strongly. But I think you won’t be disappointed in this somewhat new direction the poems take the reader. These are poems written many years ago, but with a great overhaul. Some are only slightly updated, while others took the haiku form and expanded itself to something larger.

The way I’d really like to say thank you to everyone is by letting you know that for the month of January, this chapbook will be FREE on Smashwords (and Kobo if I finally get it to publish there…still working on that. Possibly B&N as well). After this month, I’ll bring the price up to $0.99 to match what I have it for over on Amazon. So grab it while you still can!!!


Before I share more about the book, I’d like to make mention of one thing: reviews. So far I’ve gotten a great bunch of reviews for From Where I Stand on Amazon, Goodreads, and Smashwords. I’d just like to thank everyone who’s left one for my début collection.

With that said, if anyone reading Winter’s Homecoming has the time, reviews on this collection are also greatly appreciated. If you post it just on your blog, or just one other channel, that’s still great! If you can get it everywhere else, that’s even better and more than expected. Just remember that reviews help some readers choose great books that they’ll enjoy. This goes for every book, not just mine.

So again, thank you to all the reviews to date, as well as all future reviews from anyone listening 😀


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Winter’s Homecoming and Other Poems is an eight poem chapbook by Robert Zimmermann. In this insightful new collection, Zimmermann shares his love and appreciation for the beauty of nature and the changing of seasons, as well as the endless search for happiness.

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