A Penny for Your Thoughts has won an Honorable Mention for Poetry in the Royal Dragonfly Awards:(That’s #11 for Penny…and 66 overall…)Congratulations to all Poetry Winners…Poetry
1st Place (tie): Elephantasy by Eva Palatova
2nd Place: The Language Of Life by Rafael Lopez
A Penny for Your Thoughts by Sherrill S. Cannon, illustrated by Kalpart
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Finding Hope in the Darkness of Grief by Diamante Lavendar
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The Magic Words are Please and Thank You…
Here’s a little reminder from The Magic Word:
There is a magic word
To use when you’re in need,
So give a smile and shout it out:
The magic word is please!
There are some other words
That bring a magic touch:
When someone does nice things for you,
Say, “Thank you, very much!”
…Sherrill S. Cannon
Thank you very much to all of you…
Thank you for the lovely Press Release for A Dime is a Sign…
Acclaimed children’s author Sherrill S. Cannon has written her second book of poetry and is once again attracting praise.
Reviewer Jamie Michele for Readers’ Favorite writes in her 5-star review, “A Dime is a Sign: Poems of Love and Loss (Feelings Into Words)by Sherrill S. Cannon is a compilation of poetry and the second book of verses that Cannon has released, preceded by A Penny For Your Thoughts.
As a former teacher, many of Cannon’s poems have helped counsel troubled teens and friends over the years. Her lyrical poetry includes free verse, blank verse, haiku, and sonnets, while some poems are just plays on words.
Michele’s review continues: “A Dime is a Sign is such a beautiful piece of work. My favorite is It Doesn’t Matter, which speaks of an unrequited love but does so in a way that discharges the usual somber tone that a poem about loving someone and not being loved back generally delivers. Instead, Sherrill S. Cannon is somehow able to make it sound like it is okay – it’s perfectly fine – because, “For in my heart, you have a part … And with my love, you help me live.” The best way to describe how Cannon’s poetry makes me feel is with the use of the word ‘inspired.’ Her heart and soul are poured out onto each page and drip from each line, and still, even when the stanza reads in a lilt of restraint, Cannon elevates the message and inspires the heart.”
As for the book’s title, “A Dime is a Sign,”a psychic medium told Cannon that if you find a random dime, it is a sign that someone you have loved and lost is thinking of you.
“Once again Sherrill has shown her literary chops, and why she is recognized as one of the best authors around. We are so proud to be her publisher,”said Robert Fletcher, CEO of Strategic Book Publishing and Rights Agency.
About the Author: Sherrill S. Cannon, a former teacher and grandmother of ten, is the author of nine acclaimed rhymed children’s books, plus a recent award-winning book of poetry, which together have received 65 national and international book awards since 2011. She also wrote seven published plays for elementary school children that have been performed in over 25 countries. Most of her children’s books emphasize consideration for others. Married for 58 years, she and her spouse are now retired, live in Pennsylvania, and travel in their RV from coast to coast, spending time with their children and grandchildren, and sharing her books along the way.
A Dime is a Sign: Poems of Love and Loss (Feelings Into Words)(ISBN: 978-1-949483-20-8) is now available for $13.50 and can be ordered through the publisher’s website:
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The words of love, loss and anguish in Sherrill Cannon’s thought provoking poetry book A DIME IS A SIGN definitely touch the heart. Her imagery and thought provoking words calm the soul. When I feel tired, lonely, peaceful, or upset, I can turn to this lovely collection of poems to set my mind free. Some of my favorite phrases include:
“A simple droplet…A singing babbling brook…A mighty cascading waterfall..is my love.”
“Cradled in your arms is my crescendo.”
“My thoughts become my eyes and give me sight.”
“I’ll dream my daydreams of you each day, and keep my memories of yesterday.”
“Angry rain…making water webs on screens…screams of pain.”
The poems remind me that we are creatures of nature, and our feelings for one another resemble the struggles found in nature. It’s a pleasure to know that I can read a poem a day in this lovely book that will put a smile on my face and reassure me that love embraces loss.
POETRY – SOLO MEDALIST WINNER
A Penny for Your Thoughts
by Sherrill S. Cannon
The variety of lyrical poetry forms in this collection include free verse, blank verse, haiku, & sonnets. The book suggests the spinning of a coin with “Love & Loss: Coin Toss?” and is organized into three sections: “Heads, Of Love and Friendship”, “Spinning, Of Related Emotions”, and “Tails, of Heartache and Anguish”. In poetic terms, this book speaks of beauty, nature, sadness, and gladness. The soothing words offer an uplifting message to readers everywhere. These heartfelt poems were compiled over many years by a former teacher and award-winning author who states. “As a teacher, I used poetry to help counsel many troubled teens and friends, and have continued this pattern throughout the years.” Feathered Quill reviews deemed it “a book of healing”.
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