Pearls of Gold

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Forwarded by Alveda C. King, Pearls of Gold by Verna Hall Linzey is a poetic expression of her life and her perception of the world around her. In this remarkable collection of poems, Verna guides us to an artistic and magical depiction of qualities like integrity, love, joy, patience, and humility. She also shares her views on various subjects. In Pax Americana, she writes on how the US armed forces continually forge liberty. Other poems tell intriguing stories. In The Lighthouse, we follow a ship and its crew’s turbulent journey in a thunderous rain. Some poems are humorous, like The Storm, which brings attention to a storm screaming while discovering a rat and a cat under a bed. Join Verna as she tells her stories and captures important ponderings through her carefully selected words.

The poems are short and sweet, yet profound and deeply enriching. I took my time and made sure to enjoy the experience of personalizing the poems and extracting words of wisdom from them. I’ve not seen a truer definition of courage than in the poem Courage. I don’t think anything requires more courage than “facing the fear of death” and “facing the loss of friends”. I appreciated how this poem helped me see courage in a new, clearer light. Another poem, The Beautiful Soul, reminds me of a conversation I had with a friend recently about the corruption that knowledge and age bring, as well as the purity of an innocent child. In this poem, the meekness of the child is used to represent a beautiful soul.

Besides its profound messages, another great aspect of the book is its splendid presentation. Whether it’s a storm that screams or a character’s wise words that are compared to pearls of gold, the poems are skillfully adorned with similes, metaphors, personification, and other figures of speech. Additionally, many poems contain rhymes that are fun to recite and read aloud. The solemn black-and-white pictures that portray people and nature also add to the book’s allure.

For anyone searching below the surface and spending time shaping their thoughts and perceptions as they journey through life, Pearls of Gold proves that every thought can become a beautiful experience that’s worth sharing and preserving. Since the poems are lyrical and the author’s accessible words can be easily understood by anyone who understands basic English, the average reader will have a great time exploring the book’s pages. You will not only bond with the author but also connect with your inner voice and a reassuring, higher power.

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Author Verna Hall Linzey
Star Count 5/5
Format Hard
Page Count 119 pages
Publisher James Linzey Publishers
Publish Date 11-Apr-2024
ISBN 9781936857517 Buy this Book
Issue March 2024
Category Poetry & Short Stories