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Martin Luther King, Jr., Holiday of Reflection & Hope

Take this time to reflect on the freedoms we have in this country, and how there was a lot of sweat and blood that went into making them a reality.

Also take a moment to think about how precious those freedoms are and what you are willing to do to keep them.

Finally, the time is NOW to take action to actively preserve your rights.

What would you do, if you were Martin Luther King, Jr.?

Here are some books about the Civil Rights Movement:

Mailbox Monday #755

Mailbox Monday has become a tradition in the blogging world, and many of us thank Marcia of The Printed Page for creating it.

It now has its own blog where book bloggers can link up their own mailbox posts and share which books they bought or which they received for review from publishers, authors, and more.

Emma, Martha, and I also will share our picks from everyone’s links in the new feature Books that Caught Our Eye. We hope you’ll join us.

Here’s what I received:

Corona/Crown poems by Kim Roberts, Photography by Robert Revere for Gaithersburg Book Festival consideration.

“Corona” is Italian for crown. This series of prose poems and photographs borrows from the formal tradition of heroic crowns of sonnets, in which each section is connected to the last by a repeated line or phrase. The coronavirus was named for its the series of spikes radiating outward from a sphere-like core resemble the sun’s rays, or the crowns worn by royalty.

Of Love and Angels: Poems for My Fiancee by Christian Alexander Barkman for review.

Of Love and Poems for My Fiancée is a love-gift made by the author to celebrate his engagement. It is a collection of thirty love poems that melds romantic, earthly love with the love of God and the divine. The poetry attests to the sacredness of romantic love as a spiritual venture in our increasingly disenchanted world. The use of verse forms such as the heroic couplet and ballad and the application of traditional methods of rhyme and meter is a deliberate attempt to reconnect with the musicality of past poetics—to the lyric traditions of poetry and hymn in which Christianity is so abundantly rich. Free-verse compositions also feature throughout the collection and present an opportunity for contemplation on how both old and new forms alike can express romantic and spiritual sentiment in a way that resonates powerfully with our contemporary ways of life.

What did you receive?

First Book of 2024

Review can be found on Substack.

One Word 2023

Mailbox Monday #754

Mailbox Monday has become a tradition in the blogging world, and many of us thank Marcia of The Printed Page for creating it. It now has its own blog where book bloggers can link up their own mailbox posts and share which books they bought or which they received for review from publishers, authors, and […]

Interview with Author Eden Robins

***This is the last interview that will be published on Savvy Verse & Wit; please subscribe to Substack.*** Eden Robins is the author of Gold: Heart of a Warrior, and today, she’ll be sharing her writing journey, what her favorite characters are like, and what advice she has for aspiring writers like you. “Thank you […]

Jane and the Final Mystery by Stephanie Barron

***This is the last review that will be published on Savvy Verse & Wit; please subscribe to Substack. Source: Publisher Hardcover, 312 pgs. I am an Amazon Affiliate Jane and the Final Mystery by Stephanie Barron (book 15) is the final installment in the series of mysteries in which Jane Austen herself uses her ability […]

Mailbox Monday #753

Mailbox Monday has become a tradition in the blogging world, and many of us thank Marcia of The Printed Page for creating it. It now has its own blog where book bloggers can link up their own mailbox posts and share which books they bought or which they received for review from publishers, authors, and […]