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J Elwood Davis ... aka Raindance
Poet, Songwriter

When Jim was nine years old, his 4th grade class entered a local newspaper sponsored poetry contest, along with most other 4th grade students in the Chicago area. Jim’s poem about Abe Lincoln won first prize!

That was the first time he was ever singled out as having a specific talent, that was special in any way!

Since then he has drawn on his talent many times as he was called upon to write poems for many special events!

Later he became a singer/songwriter with considerable local success, but was forced to hang up his guitar in favor of a steady paycheck in the construction field.

Poetry became a hobby he only dabbled in after that., When he became disabled and forced to retire, he had the time to devote to his poetry again!


He has never had any formal training in the art of poetry, his gift for rhyme is purely natural.

He is a member of  The Soul Asylum, The Poets Workshop, where he holds the rank of National Poet Laureate, and he is also a member of The Forward Press and the International Society of Poets.

For a real treat, drop in and read his poetry or even his rhyming reviews of other poet's work.  He never fails to amaze and entertain with his quick wit and ready jokes.  His poetry will bring a tear or a smile, but it will never make you sleepy!  He's beloved for his outrageous humor by one and all.

 You will find some of Jims Poems in "Whispering Souls" , the best from our poets for 2006,,you will find the poems of many published poets in this book,, Kerry Marzock,,("Ravens Way" ), Marne Sayre, ("Fairy Tales & Mermaids"), Joree Williams ("Poetic Thoughts), SD McDaniel ("Wandering Through Paradise") and many many more,,as well you will find some poems from up and coming authors such as Donna Tanner, Kathleen Zvetkoff, Helen McManus,Emilia Nikola Young, and Jim Davis, there are just too many to mention,,,

Whispering Souls

19.99 CAD

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Jim Davis in Whispering Souls,,,,,,

To Read some of Raindance's poems please click on the link below, you will find many poems to please your heart and soul.

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