Friday, December 21, 2012

A Poet in our Midst

R. Tirrell Leonard Jr. with his newly published book, In the Murmuring Trees

"A Cloud" is his own personal favorite in the book.

Serving up some books instead of banquet plates.
 If you have kept up with us via any social media you already know that Robert Leonard is one of "us" here at the Hawthorne Hotel.  He is a banquet server who was recognized earlier this year as the Employee of the Month.  He has a number of guests who request his service when they are having a function here because he is so attentive to the personal requests that people have.

It is always fun to know a little bit more about our team members and we thought you would enjoy that as well.

It turns out that Robert has a pen name, R. Tirrell Leonard, Jr. and he has self-published a book of poems that he penned.  The book, In the Murmuring Trees  is shown here, with the page turned to his favorite poem, "A Cloud".

I asked Robert what inspired him to begin to write poetry, and he quickly replied "Poe", followed by many other famous poets.

You can purchase autographed copies of Robert's book here at the Hawthorne Hotel, and we know that he would be thrilled if you did so!  They are $29.99 plus tax, and may also be ordered over the phone by calling 978-744-4080.

I hope to see you here.



  1. A Poe-inspired poet! How cool is that?

    Congratulations to Robert on the publication of his book, may he sell many!!

  2. Anonymous11:39 PM

    Met this guy in person @ The Hawthorne w/ my BFF and we were convinced he was a f^(#!ng ghost! HA! Jokes on us!!! Congrats, Roberto!! XOXO, E & E