Thanks to Kalpart Illustrations, illustrator of all my books, for adding the Silver Medal Global eBook Award to the cover of A Dime is a Sign!
(This is my 74th Award…)
It received the following Midwest Book Review in the Reviewers Choice Section (March 2019):
Susan Violante, Reviewer
“A Dime is a Sign” by Sherrill S. Cannon is another keeper! The book is a collection of eclectic poetry formats all focusing on putting ‘Feelings Into Words’ as noted by the subtitle. There is something special about Sherrill’s poetry that takes the reader out of their regular day and into an inward journey that heals old feelings from their past. This book contains poems about love and loss, organized into three sections: Love and Friendship, Of Related Emotions, and Of Heartache and Anguish. These parts represent the tossing of a dime (Heads, spinning, and tails).
I loved the metaphor as I chose poems to read and decided to toss the coin, sometimes by spinning the pages to see which poem I got. This made the read fun and thought provoking as again and again I would get poems that connected with my current mood or situation! For example, I was working on a small speech for my daughter’s upcoming wedding, and the landing page was on ‘Love is Love’ which embodied the message I wanted to convey to the bride and groom…so I made it a part of my speech and will read it citing the book and author of course, during the toast or even the ceremony.
It is hard, as usual with Cannon’s poems, to pick a favorite but the one below is one that stands out as the contrast of simplicity and depth, hand in hand with words and feelings, is evident immediately:
You sent me a poem
(I think it was you)
Describing a moment
That I never knew…
A tentative feeling
Of love in the air
Portrayed with an image
Of quiet despair
As the portentous moment
Revealing love’s joys
Was disrupted by sounds
Of a motorbike’s noise…
And the now broken moment
Reduced to a page
Of unrevealed passion
That never could age…’
“A Dime is a Sign” by Sherrill S. Cannon is a collection of feelings straight from the author’s heart that will touch all readers. I recommend it to all poetry lovers, but especially recommend it to anyone searching for the words behind their feelings, words that describe unforgettable lived moments and words to heal hearts. A Five-Star collection to keep!
One copy of A Dime is a Sign will be part of a Giveaway on the Reader Views site for the Month of August…
Here is the Link: August Book Giveaway – Reader Views
A Dime is a Sign is a 2019 Silver Medal Winner in the Reader Views Reviewers Choice Awards for Poetry
Now that A Dime is a Sign has received a fifth award, a Bronze Medal in the FAPA Awards, I’d like to share again the lovely YouTube trailer prepared for me by my friend and fellow author, Marta Moran Bishop… Her melodic voice helps share the poignant message of the concluding poem in the book,s…When I Opened My Eyes
I was so thrilled to open my messages this morning and find this photo sent from an author friend:
This Bronze Medal Award in the 2019 FAPA President’s Book Awards (Florida Authors & Publishers Assn) is the 5th award for A Dime is a Sign.
It was a lovely way to start the day this morning, since I was unaware that it was a Finalist in this highly competitive, well-recognized contest.
(Congratulations also to fellow author Hayley Rose, who won a Gold Medal in Children’s Picture Books, Ages 0-7, with Fifo, Today I Feel Emotion – and who sent me the above photo!)