" A SENTIMENTAL VERSE IS LIKE A SONG, FOR THOSE WHO CANNOT SING."
~ Richard Lawrence Belford ~
Writer / Photographer
Richard illustrates his writing with photography and had his inspirational illustrations first published
in the May 2007 issue of England's Max Publishing's Progressive Greetings Magazine.
He also had his parables "A Mother's Work Is Never Done" and "God Only Knows"
published by Mountain Wings; " The world's largest inspirational email "
with over one million subscribers in a hundred and twenty-five countries.
Richard has always hoped to have his work offered on inspirational products, similar to the very successful way in which
the Footprints poem has been and has now had his inspirational writings featured on a series of wall plaques designed by;
Reed Photo Art & Imaging inc.
Richard's artwork has since been published in the United Kingdom's highest circulation business magazine for publishers,
suppliers, buyers & retailers of greetings cards, Lema Publishing's Greetings Today Magazine, which not only included
his insights on inspirational writing in their August 2011 issue's feature article on verse, sentiment & sympathy entitled;
An Eloquent Send, but also referenced The Duke Of Cambridge, Prince William and his letter regarding Richard's poem
"A Mother's Work Is Never Done"
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and believes that his parables/inspirational illustrations can provide fresh choices to funeral stationery & memorial products,
choices that cast a much more hopeful, encouraging and celebratory light, not on a person's death, but on their life.
He would not only like his artwork to serve the bereavement market through their inclusion in registry books,
acknowledgment cards & service folders, but also on cremation urns & memorial plaques.
His writing has been published in the September 2010, January 2011, July 2011 and June 2012 issues
of Mulberry Publication's Funeral Service Times. The United Kingdom's largest circulation funeral magazine
and his inspirational illustrations "If Not For You" and "Remember When" have both been published
in Funerals Today Magazine, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Richard has also had his parables and inspirational illustrations published in a number of journals, magazines & periodicals,
listed on this website's Publishing Credits Page and he invites you to view a selection of his writings on its Parables Page.