Just popping my head in to wish everyone a poetry-filled day! Be sure to visit radiant Robyn at Life on the Deckle Edge for Roundup!
if you haven't checked out POET: The Remarkable Story of George Moses Horton by Don Tate (Peachtree, 2015), you're missing out!
It's a beautiful book -- for word-lovers and poets and anyone who has ever dreamed an impossible dream. Like the little plaque on my wall says... "the impossible dream...isn't."
George Moses Horton was a slave who taught himself to read. At age seventeen, he was separate from his family. He read books and shared information. He created and recited verse for others -- selling love poems for 25 cents each. He was published in newspapers. He published books. But he was not free.
My favorite line in the book: "George's love of words had taken him on a great journey."
Words have taken me on a great journey, too. I'm so grateful!
Thanks to Peachtree Publishers, I have one copy of this book to giveaway. Simply leave a comment by Tuesday, March 22 about YOUR word-journey, and our cat Maggie will choose a winner. :)
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