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Wendy Manzo #1 Amazon author
Amazon author #1 Best-seller, Wendy Manzo has a passion is to inspire you. Her books are available through Amazon in hardcover, paperback, and Kindle versions.
Poetry and paintings from the early years, exploring themes of love, loss, and the ungraspable pain of betrayal. Anchored in cynical irony and playful nonsense, Wendy’s personal life reflections pose questions that take you on a journey, from aching hunger for connection to stories of redemptive courage. Hoping you’ll find solace in every wave that rushes between your toes.
‘Fragile as Sea Foam’ is a marker of time. Exploring themes of love, loss, and the ungraspable pain of betrayal, Wendy Manzo’s life reflections are anchored in raw honesty and playful nonsense. Illustrated with paintings from her early years as an emerging abstract expressionist artist, her poetry poses questions that take you on a journey, from aching hunger for connection to stories of redemptive courage.
This collection spans works written 1980-1994 and painted 2003-2009. Wendy writes with intense observation, weaving cynical irony and ridiculous humour together. She’ll make you think, laugh and probably cry. The poetry of these shifting days reflects her search for meaning. It’s personal. What happens when you throw a paper cup against a windowpane?
Wendy says, “Life is as fragile as sea foam, words as fleeting as ocean waves. Often my sole escape was the enchanting sound made by a string of words, like a thousand waves on repeat, each morning chasing new light. My aspiration for sharing this work is that you’ll find hope in the diamonds on the water and solace in every wave that rushes between your toes.”
I’m a crushed paper cup.
Empty, lost and crumbled
Lingering lame at crossroads,
You call my name
I hear the echo through my chain.
I’m stained glass, useless without light,
no peace of mind til you’re far behind.
What happens when you throw a paper cup against a windowpane?
“These words are food for your soul. Thank you for making me laugh. Happy writing!” (1984), Margaret Fulton, Australian Woman’s Day food journalist and cooking author.
“I love these, full of heartache, drama, trouble and triumph, great for song lyrics.” (1991), Keith Urban, singer songwriter.
About the Author
Artist, writer, and jewellery designer, Wendy Manzo is a creative entrepreneur on a quest to inspire. After a decade in journalism, Wendy spent 30 years as owner and master-designer at Wendy Manzo Diamonds and 10 years pioneering live worship painting with DaySpring Church, Sydney. Wendy currently runs the Creative Hearts Art gallery and paints prophetically. Her passion is mentoring and releasing artists and writers into their full creative potential. She is the author of several books and a blog, The Prophetic Artist. Wendy enjoys academic study and living by the beach on the Gold Coast with her husband Andrew, the love of her life. Together they have three adult children presently living on three different continents.