I am so thrilled and honored by this thoughtful tribute to my poetry by author Linda Weaver Clarke... Such a distinction and honor to be compared to Elizabeth Barrett Browning!!!
Romantic Poetry Tribute
Romantic Poetry During a Romantic Time of Year
One of my favorite poets is Elizabeth Barrett Browning. Her poetry is so romantic. With each sentence, I feel the message of love. She writes from the heart and that is why I love her poetry. Elizabeth’s beautiful Sonnets (Sonnets from the Portuguese) were dedicated to her husband, Robert Browning. One of my favorite poems that she wrote goes like this:
“Love me, sweet, with all thou art, Feeling, thinking, seeing. Love me in the lightest part, Love me in full being.” ~Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Wow! She writes from the heart. There is one other poet that I have fallen in love with. I love the poetry of Sherrill Cannon. Whenever I have to sit in the doctor’s office or wait in the car for someone, I pull her work out and soak in the words. Sherrill Cannon writes from the heart. Each of her poems differ in style and form. That’s what makes them fun to read. She has a unique and precious message for all. Her poems are delightful.
Sherrill, an Award-Winning Author, has great talent. One of my favorites from her book, A Dime is a Sign,is called “A Look.” It is written in Free Verse. In this poem, she writes: Never let that look go from your eyes… the one that stops my breath and grips my heart… That look that says “I love you” in a tone of powerful and rich intensity. This poem is simply lovely and has deep meaning. I felt as if I were spiritually fed. Let me give you another sample.
Last night I dreamed a quiet dream of you:
We sat together, letting thoughts be shared;
An honest time, with many feelings bared;
With contact, as with touch my courage grew.
And as I left, into your arms I flew.
You held me close, and so I finally dared
To say, “I love you,” reveal how much I cared…
You smiled at me and said you loved me too.
And then my heart was filled with joyous peace
That comforted and left my soul refreshed;
And all my tense anxiety was eased,
For with your love and friendship I was blessed.
When I awoke and found that all was true,
I spent the morning thanking God for you!
A Dime is a Sign
Sherrill S. Cannon’s book of poetry contains messages of love written through the years in poetic form that put feelings into words. The variety of lyrical poetry forms include: free verse, blank verse, haiku, and sonnets, while some are just playing with words! It is a companion volume to A Penny for Your Thoughts.
This book is found on Amazon.
Winner of 11 Awards
A Penny for Your Thoughts
Sherrill S. Cannon’s book of poetry: Have you ever loved, been loved, been confused about love, or suffered from loss of love? All these feelings have been captured and shared in the word of heartfelt poems, compiled over many years by an award-winning author.
This book is found on Amazon.
Sherrill S. Cannon, a former teacher and grandmother of ten, is the author of nine acclaimed rhymed children’s books, plus two recent award-winning books of poetry, which together have received 67 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!
Sherrill S Cannon, Award-Winning Author
The books she has written are: A Dime is a Sign, A Penny for Your Thoughts, My Little Angel, The Golden Rule, Mice & Spiders & Webs…Oh My!, My Fingerpaint Masterpiece, Manner-Man, Gimme-Jimmy, The Magic Word, Peter and the Whimper-Whineys, and Santa’s Birthday Gift
Posted by Linda Weaver Clarke
Thanks so much for this lovely honor – and what fun to link it to Valentine’s Day, which is my birthday!!! What a wonderful gift!