A Gift of Enormous Worth

author/source: Rita N. Wolfson

Photo Courtesy of David BillingsWhen you have come to a halt and feel left behind,

there lies within you a permanent find.

Simply put, it is an imagination flowering at birth,

a most generous gift of enormous worth,

With an imagination, a barn can be a palace,

and its occupants live royally without any malice.

With an imagination, one can spin straw into gold,

like Rumpelstiltskin did in the story that often was told.

With an imagination, you can reach impossible heights,

and even climb the highest mountain on moonlit nights.

Use your imagination to help you find clarity

so that your hopes and dreams become a reality.


Rita N. Wolfson


Rita N. Wolfson

Photo Courtesy of Rita WolfsonRita Nathan Wolfson is a 94-year-old author, poet, and artist.  For more than twenty years she created artwork and jewelry utilizing recycled paper, the profits of which were donated to charitable causes. Rita self-published a book that combined her artwork and creative writing: One Liner on Two Lines and most recently, during the pandemic, she has been sharing her poetry on YouTube as the Positive Poet.

Rita began her creative journey later in life, after raising her family.  She earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Massachusetts, Boston at the age of 65, where she discovered her passion for learning.  Upon graduation, she became a founding member of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute - taking countless classes and leading poetry seminars. She is tireless in her interests and has recently expanded her writing into the short story genre.