Page last updated: 03/26/13
Poemsofworth.com is a website devoted to Manasquan New Jersey’s favorite porch poet Bette Worth.
Shannon Mullen of the Asbury Park Press once wrote, “Bette June Worth is to poetry what, say, John Grisham is to literature. Light, breezy, meant for the masses-in short, ideal summer reading.”
How it all began is best expressed by her first poem…..
Step by step this Rhyme may reach
Into your Hearts from Manasquan Beach
Inlet, Jetty, Cove and Sand
Ocean shores of just bought land.
Resident poet - born and raised
Truly a clam digger - glad I've stayed
The poems she writes are painted on wood planks, gently set on her front step. Some of the art work found on the border is done by Bette Junes niece, Dana.
Beach going on lookers have stopped by for a read for over 20 years. Susan Palmer a visiting fan once wrote, “You are a talented poet and a wonderful seaside philosopher. Thank you for sharing your art in this unique way”.
Amy Fetzer said, “Your steps are among my very favorite memories of Manasquan. In the years that we rented there, a visit to your steps was as important as the time spent on the beach and the walks on the boardwalk”.
Bette June’s poetry brings smiles to the Jersey Shore as bright as the sun. Such a gift should be shared with the world. Have a look around and share in the fun!!!