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I am pleased to announce that I have recently published my forth poetry book, Colored Highlights and Drifting Shadows ~ Friendship's Moments, with a gorgeous cover design by BushMaid Design.
Friendship is full of highlights and shadows. Sometimes it is bright and joyful as we learn, build trust, grow, and laugh together. Other times it is dark and confusing as we get hurt, question, change and sometimes even break apart.
In many ways, friendship changes who we are - the way we view the world, how we live, what we reach for, and who we trust. It is a reminder of our fallen nature - It is an even greater reminder that we are not meant to walk alone.
This book of poetry, quotes, and scripture explores both the joys and pains bound in friendship, and seeks to share many of the lessons we learn from each other.
Prize Package #1:
1 signed copy of Colored Highlights and Drifting Shadows ~ Friendship's Moments + 1 signed copy of Writers' Colors and Dreams + a Notebook and a wooden pencil + A two dragon necklace
Prize Package #2:
1 signed copy of Colored Highlights and Drifting Shadows ~ Friendship's Moments + 1 signed copy of Writers' Colors and Dreams + a Scaled-pattern notebook + a Turquoise coffee mug
I also am giving away prizes on my Clay Page - ZA's Clay Critters on Facebook, if you'd like to head over there and take a look around.
What others are saying about this book:
"This collection of poetry on friendship took some time for me to finish. It was not because it was difficult to understand, but because there was so much of it that brought back memories for me. Friendship is one of those things that is deep enough on an emotional level that it can leave you full at its peak or empty at its transition. Ophelia seems to have captured much of what is experienced in friendship with the words written here. Rightly named, 'Colored Highlights and Drifting Shadows - Friendship's Moments' uses rhyme and other literary tools to express what many of us may feel but don't know exactly how to say. Ophelia takes us on a journey through the many terrains that friendships take, including the valleys of indifference and betrayal, the mountain peaks of comradery and the climb in between. I have enjoyed her ability to weave words in such a way that conveys a strong message with simplicity, but I believe that this book will most likely sit on my desk where I can read from it often."
"This collection of intimate poetry explores the ups and downs of friendship in a way that made me think back through my own life, my own friendships, to see and feel the value and lessons in each one. Ophelia does a wonderful job of painting pictures with her words, bringing to life the emotions she is feeling, and walking the reader through them with her. Her foundation in her faith makes her poems even more endearing and life-like. She clearly and effectively illustrates how our friendships on earth reflect the friend we have in Jesus, and how our broken selves and broken friends complicate our relationships. Her words are moving and lovely, and able to make this non-poetry reader interested in the power of verse."
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This giveaway closes on May 19th at midnight - winners will be announced shortly thereafter.
~Ophelia - Marie Flowers