Donald Lowell Iannone Dies

October 10, 2008
Receiving a special poetry award in 2006

Receiving a special poetry award in 2006

Donald Lowell Iannone, age 86, died today at 6:20 AM, in Tupelo, MS. In June, he was diagnosed with cancer.

Dad was very proud of his one and only book, When God Speaks to Us, which was published in February 2008. He had nine of his poems published in various national poetry collections. His poetry was inspired by his love for God. It lives on as an inspiration to all of us.

Dad, we love you and will miss you so much!

Don Iannone, Jr.


Book Review by Aurora Antonovic

February 1, 2008

My son Don’s friend, Aurora Antonovic, has reviewed When God Speaks to Us.

Frankly I don’t know what to say, except thank you, Aurora. I never imagined anyone would prepare a review of my book. This is a wonderful surprise and it very much pleases me. I am so grateful. Thank you so much.

You can read the review by clicking on this link.


On God’s Greatness

January 2, 2008

“God’s greatness flows around our incompleteness;
Round our restlessness, his rest.”

–Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Did You Know?: Elizabeth Barrett Browning is considered one of the great English poets. Her works address a wide range of issues and ideas; she was learned and thoughtful, influencing many of her contemporaries, including Robert Browning. Her own sufferings, combined with her moral and intellectual strength, made her the champion of the suffering and oppressed. Her gift was essentially lyrical.


A Barrett Browning Favorite

January 1, 2008

Sonnets from the Portuguese, Number 43
By Elizabeth Barrett Browning

How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.
I love thee to the depth and breadth and height
My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight
For the ends of Being and ideal Grace.
I love thee to the level of everyday’s
Most quiet need, by sun and candle-light.
I love thee freely, as men strive for Right;
I love thee purely, as they turn from Praise.
I love thee with the passion put to use
In my old griefs, and with my childhood’s faith.
I love thee with a love I seemed to lose
With my lost saints!—I love thee with the breath,
Smiles, tears, of all my life!—and, if God choose,
I shall but love thee better after death.


When God Speaks to Us is Available

December 30, 2007

When God Speaks to Us is now available. After several months of editing and finally printing, the book is ready.

You can order your copy now. Send us an email to place your order. You can order the book directly through me (that may be quicker) or click on this link and order the book through Amazon.com.

I am very excited to share this book with you.

More details to follow.

Don Iannone
Tupelo, MS



December 8, 2007

This blog is a place to talk about When God Speaks to Us, my new book of Christian poems, which will be out in a month or so.

Watch here for additional information about the release of the book.

Thank you.

Yours In Christ,

Donald Lowell Iannone