Emeralds and Silver by Hunter Painter #FindingHunter #Romance


In lieu of a #FabulousFridayGuestBlogger this week, I’m inviting one of my favorite characters from Finding HunterHunter Painter, himself–to share something with you. Hunter’s a very quiet man, and doesn’t do well around large groups of people, so he won’t be chatting with you today. But with much arm-twisting, I got him to agree to let you read one of the poems he wrote years ago about the love of his life, Willow Greene.

Hunter fell in love with Willow in high school, but as a quiet, introspective sort of guy, he committed all his thoughts to paper, instead of voicing them aloud. It’s a shame, really. Unbeknownst to him, Willow loved Hunter right back. And that’s all I’m gonna say about that. For the rest of the story, you’ll have to check out the book, I’m afraid. 🙂

In the meantime, here are the thoughts of a young man who was given to observing everything and everyone, then writing down all he’d seen and heard. And maybe next week, we’ll have a post from a REAL LIVE guest blogger.  🙂

Emeralds and Silver
  By Hunter Painter, Grade 11

No emerald pulled from
  darkest earth holds
    light so warm, so
      full of life, as the
        green in those eyes.

No precious metal
  curled or curved in
    filigrees of man’s design
      offers half the sheen of
        that spun-silver hair.

Who would trade her
  incandescent glow for
    emeralds and silver
      lonely and cold?
        Joyless, both, next to her
          bright sparkle.

5 thoughts on “Emeralds and Silver by Hunter Painter #FindingHunter #Romance

    • HI, Evelyn!! *waving like mad!* So nice to see you here! Thanks so much for your kind comments. I’m really glad you enjoyed Finding Hunter. He’s one of my favorite characters, second only to Rabbit. 🙂 And I’ve been MEANING to email you FOREVER!! I have NOT forgotten you, and will be reviewing the lovely book you sent me as soon as I can. I’m just SO dadblamed far behind, it’s not even funny. I’m desperately trying to get Harbinger finished by the end of this month, and I’ve left myself very little time for anything else. But I promise it won’t be much longer! I throw myself on your mercy! 🙂


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