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Reviewed by Joy Hannabass for Readers' Favorite
Under the Stone is a book of poetry. Featured are poems written in many different forms, as well as poems written about many different topics. Some poems are joyful and happy, while some are about things that are sad. Some of the poems that I liked the most are: "Once Upon My High School Time"; "In the Summer Garden"; "December Stanza"; "Seasonal Flowers"; "On the 4th of July"; "Spring Has Come Back" and "Lullaby for a Sleeping Child." These poems and many others in this book are not only fun to read, the effects they have on you give you new and interesting places to think about, new ideas and a new language in poetry. I loved the Lullaby Child poem because of the sweetness of the feeling it gives while reading it. The words calmly flow throughout the poem as it describes the precious sleeping child.
Since I don't read a lot of poetry, this book was new and different for me, giving me a different aspect to my usual reading. The poems were interesting and a lot of fun to read, and reading them a second time, paying attention to the easy flowing words, was emotional and gave me a musical feeling. Not all of the poems in the book flow easily, though...just the ones I picked as favorites. I enjoyed this book and could feel the heart and emotions of the author as I read the poems.