A wee while ago Sherrill S. Cannon published her second book of poetry, A Dime is a Sign, as a companion to A Penny For Your Thoughts. It’s an empathetical book (not an autobiography), but the way she puts her “Feelings Into Words” (the byline of the book), you can imagine yourself in the emotional roller coaster of love.
I was very touched by Sherrill including me in her list of “special mention and many memories” section of her Thank You page, it really means a lot to me, to have ‘met’ Sherrill not long after I first began blogging and have formed a friendship with her, which isn’t something that happens often. Thank you, Sherrill, for almost a decade of friendship!
Sherrill has been writing mainly children’s books over the past decade, but now has 2 adult poetry books under her belt, along with (at last count) 85 awards for her books – wow! That is definitely an accomplishment not many writers receive, and is a testament to her skills.
A Dime is a Sign is divided into three main topics:
A Dime is a Sign is a collection of over 150 poems within the themes of
- HEADS…Of Love And Friendship
- SPINNING – Of Related Emotions
- TAILS…of Heartache and Anguish
Here’s a sample of the poetry, the piece upon which the name of the book was based:
A Dime is a Sign Through Time
If you find a dime,
You will know that I’m
Sending thoughts of love
Through the veil of time.
Ten cents with a silver shine,
A sense sent you to help remind
That someone who left you behind
Is always living in your mind.
Sending love and vibes,
Felt as psychic sighs…
The ones that you miss,
Send you a kiss…Sherrill S. Cannon
In her children’s books, Sherrill is well known for her rhyming prose, but in her poetry, much of it does rhyme, but there are other forms as well. And like love, some poems are short and sweet, while others are longer and more complex.
I found that sometimes I would simply sit and read a poem or two during the day, and at other times I would read several in the evening before falling asleep to relax and quieten my brain while waiting for slumber to find me.
Most of the poems are written in the first person so it’s easy to put yourself in the soul of the poem and many of them will have your own memories brought back into the present. Happy memories, as well as some that would better be forgotten, but are still a part of you.
If you enjoy the poetry of love, I’d encourage you to purchase A Dime Is A Sign, sit back, and enjoy the melancholy of the past and the hope of the future while living for the love of today.
If you’re interested in purchasing A Dime IS A Sign , it’s available through:
- Great bookstores near you
Don’t forget to have a look into Sherrill’s other books:
- David’s ADHD (read our review here)
- My Little Angel (read our review here)
- The Golden Rule (read our review here)
- Mice & Spiders & Webs…Oh My! (read our review here)
- My Fingerpaint Masterpiece (read our review here)
- Manner-Man (read our review here)
- Gimme Jimmy (read our review here)
- The Magic Word (read our review here)
- Peter And The Whimper-Whineys (read our review here)
- Santa’s Birthday Gift (read our review here)
If you like what you see, you can find out more about Sherrill on her webpage, follow her on Facebook or Twitter, or learn more about raising money for the JM Foundation.