The Work of Mary Sayler

Writing in All Genres

In childhood, I started reading the Bible and writing poems and never stopped! Eventually, I placed over 2,500 poems, prayers, articles, children’s stories, and devotionals and 3 dozen books in all genres. I’ve been blessed to lead Bible study groups and have also had the joy of helping other poets and writers through e-books, blog posts, and (for a minimal fee) one-on-one critiques.

If you'd like professional feedback on your poems, picture book texts, or other short manuscripts, give a brief description of your project or need in the Contact section or "Let's Chat" box.

May God anoint and bless your writing life.

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Hotlinks to books, blogs, poems, and other writings by Mary Harwell Sayler

Poetry, Nonfiction, Fiction



A Gathering of Poems - poetry collection of the poems by Mary Sayler previously published in books and periodicals

A Poet's Guide to Writing Poetry - paperback course to give you more options as you write and revise poems.

Book of Bible Prayers - actual Bible prayers collected and paraphrased from God's Word into a unique prayer book for individual and church use

Book of KJV Prayers - actual Bible prayers from the King James Version only

Christian Writer's Guide e-book on writing, revising, and becoming a pro

Faces in a Crowd e-book of traditional and free verse poems on relationships

Hand Me Down the Dawn - inspirational romance novel set in 1890's Florida, originally part of the Serenade/Sage series by Zondervan)

Kneeling on the Promises of God - Bible promises followed by everyday prayers that claim those promises and take God at His word.

Lost in Faith - paperback poetry book with realistic poems of doubts and faith

Poetry Dictionary For Children & For Fun - A to Z e-book of poetry forms, techniques, and terms for all ages who want learning to be lively and fun

PRAISE! - paperback of contemporary psalms and prayer-poems

Talking to the Wren: Haiku, Short Verse, and One Long Poem - poetry, paperback published by

What the Bible Says about Love - nonfiction paperback of scriptures on love, paraphrased into contemporary English

Poems on the Internet:

2 poems on Treasure the Quiet Moment
3 Poems on Poetry Pacific
20 Poems on Catholic Lane
Abecedarian on C Street on Interlitq Blog
Absolute Absolution on Parousia
After Life - International Literary Quarterly (aka Interlitq) blog
Agape Review poems
Almost Late for Lent - Interlitq Blog
Alms - poems in first issue of Barren Magazine
ALTARWORK poems and devotionals
Altercation on Interlitq
an unfinished poem in need of additions Interlitq
Another Love Poem on Interlitq Blog
Article on an Uneven Evening on Interlitq Blog
Awake O Child of God song lyric on Godspace
Background on Interlitq Blog
Battling with the Poets on Interlitq
Bearing Banners - on Interlitq Blog
Burial Grounds, Issue IV, Labyrinthine Poetry (scroll down page)
Cashiers on Interlitq Blog
Charcoal Portrait of an Actress vox poetica’s Silken Rags
Coming of Age on Interlitq
Coming to Conclusions on Interlitq 
Common Ground, Issue IV, Labyrinthine Poetry (scroll down page)
Designated Survivors on Interlitq Blog
Drawing Stars in The Literati Quarterly
Easter Meditation on Parousia
Exteriors – a poem on anderbo
Finding Giverny off a Sand Road in Florida – poem in Wild Violet
Figurine - Interlitq
First Impressions - Interlitq
Flexibility - Interlitq
For a While - Interlitq
Frontlets - on Interlitq Blog
Genesis Genocide - Interlitq
Going Mile Two  issue 9, The Whirlwind Review
Good Friday on GodSpace
Grieving - on Interlitq Blog
Halloween Costumes on GodSpace
Hidden from Hemingway - Interlitq
Illumination - on Interlitq Blog
In Passing - Interlitq and reposted on Charlotte Digregorio's Writer's Blog
Infusion - on Interlitq
Journey to Somewhere - on Interlitq
Jubilee - on Interlitq
Junction - on Interlitq
Just Poetry poem onetwo
Landscape Loved by Wallace Stevens – included in article “Wallace Stevens and Walking the Landscape.”
Memories on Parousia
Middle-Aged Mother Goes Up, Up, Up in Iambic Pentameter with Champagne After  on Slow Trains (first in Kalliope)
Myth-Breaking poem in Windhover
Nocturnal Labor on vox poetica
Nocturnal Talons on Interlitq Blog
NOISE on Interlitq Blog
Object of Conversation (about Moses’ sister Miriam) Bridges
Odd Couplets - Interlitq
Ode to Covid-19 on Interlitq Blog
On US 41 - in first issue of Barren Magazine
Parallel Lines - Interlitq
Post-Nuptial Agreement - Interlitq
Questions for any Exodus - GodSpace
Real Estate – poem in Written River
Recipe – poem on vox poetica
Rehearsals – mini poem in Hedgerow: a journal of small poems  (scroll down page)
Rummaging Through The Rubble - on Interlitq
Small Thanks - on Interlitq Blog
Starting over - on Interlitq
Storm Sequence in Tanka - on Interlitq Blog
The Message on Interlitq Blog
The Price of Love on Godspace
The Swing, Unseen by Stevenson – poem on Hiraeth’s site with photo of swinging corner in Mary’s backyard
To Dine Alone - on Interlitq
Trading Spaces - on Interlitq
Trying Not to be Too Sunny – poem and its impetus in God and Nature
Two Parable Prose Poems - on Interlitq
Upbringing - on Interlitq
Wayfarer - on Interlitq  
What hovers nearest my heart, O Lord – prayer-poem and photo-art on Godspace
When God passes before us onGodspace
Why I killed a Snake on Purpose without Meaning to on Spillwords
Why I murdered Jesus
World War II Poems in International War Veterans Poetry Archives
You Think Because We Live in FL We're Always Warm - Interlitq

Blogs, Interviews, and Reviews

Bible Prayers blog - with actual prayers from God's Word

Bible Reviewer blog - reviews new editions and translations of Bibles, Bible story books, children's Bibles, and Bible resources
Faith, Fiction, Friends feature
Featured Poet on Poetry Host

In a Christian Poet-Writer's Life blog
Interview with Hiraeth Press  includes Mary’s poems and some of her nature photographs
Interview on Jobshadow
Interview on Marciescaringhands blog
Interview on Old Things R New
Interview about poetry for Ashvamegh, a literary journal published in India 
Interview on
Lent offers more than ashes  on Interlitq
Poet-Author page on Hiraeth site
Poetry Editor & Poetry blog - poetry discussions and reviews of new books of poems published by poetry book publishers
Review by Glynn Young of Faces in a Crowd
Review by Glynn Young of PRAISE!
Saturday Good Reads
TPQ5, The Poetry Question

Blogs by Mary


"May the words of my mouth and the meditations of my heart be acceptable in Your sight, O Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer."

Psalm 19:14



If you have a Bible-based writing project in any genre or for any age group in need of a professional writer-poet, I'd love to hear from you. To connect online, Follow my social media pages below. For more info, please visit my Author Page on Amazon. 

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