Author: Jerry L. Rhoads
Poetry is so personal. It is hard to convince readers to take the time to feel the words, not just read them. The Eighth Wonder of the World presents something we all possess and don’t realize its value. So, for this fourth book, The Eleventh Wonder of the World, to resonate with the buyer/reader, a love of poetry will initially be the reason it sells. After that, it will be the value to each reader as they capitalize on the wonders we all possess. The series of Wonders of the World poems are to relate all humans on Earth to a common denominator. The mind (eight wonder) and the soul (ninth wonder) are our human metaphysical commonalties, whereas the heart (tenth wonder) and the brain (the eleventh wonder) are physical commonalities to all of us as individuals. And finally, the spirit (twelfth wonder), our infinite energy, is what each of us are metaphysically, for the infinite trip from here to there, the final wonder.
Jerry Rhoads is a liberal arts and business graduate of Simpson College in 1961. Born in Indianola, Iowa, he moved, with his wife and first child, to Chicago, Illinois, after graduating from college. He and his wife currently reside in Hawthorn Woods, Illinois. His writing career began in the business environment where he has published nine books and a large number of published articles on health care, his specialty. He and his wife of fifty-seven years have four grown children, twelve grandchildren, and one great-grandson. The Tenth Wonder of the World is the third in a series of poems written over the last thirty-five years. The Eighth Wonder of the World is the platform for sequels, continuing with this book.