Theresa Rodriguez is the author of six books, including three books of poetry: Jesus and Eros: Sonnets, Poems and Songs (Bardsinger Books, 2015), Longer Thoughts (Shanti Arts, 2020) and Sonnets, collection of sixty-five sonnets (Shanti Arts, 2020). Her work has appeared in such journals and publications as in the Wilderness House Literary Review, the Midwest Poetry Review, Leaf Magazine, Spindrift, the Shakespeare Oxford Fellowship, The Road Not Taken: A Journal of Formal Poetry, Mezzo Cammin, The Scarlet Leaf Review, The Epoch Times, and the Society of Classical Poets. Theresa is a retired classical singer and voice teacher who holds a Bachelor of Arts in vocal music performance from Skidmore College and a Master of Music with distinction in voice pedagogy and performance from Westminster Choir College. She is a member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing. She has been a contributing writer for Classical Singer magazine on a myriad of topics of interest to classical singers. For ten years Theresa was a therapeutic musician who provided musical services to institutionalized and senior citizen populations. She is founder of the Christian Poetry Fellowship of Bethel, Pennsylvania, which she hosted for three years. She is a member of Berks Bards of Reading, Pennsylvania and a contributing member of The Society of Classical Poets. She is an instructor at the Creative Light Factory in Spring City, Pennsylvania, where she will be teaching a workshop on the sonnet. Theresa is the joyful mother of six children and grandmother of six. A native Manhattanite, she lived among the Amish and Mennonites for twenty-five years in rural Pennsylvania but now makes her home outside of Philadelphia. Theresa’s website is www.bardsinger.com. Read Theresa Rodriguez’s poetry published by the Society here. An interview with Theresa Rodriguez by Carol Smallwood can be found here. Photo of poet by Gloria Farrisi NOTE TO READERS: If you enjoyed this poem or other content, please consider making a donation to the Society of Classical Poets. The Society of Classical Poets does not endorse any views expressed in individual poems or commentary.