Sail Those Poetic Seas In: New Diamonds and Old Gems

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A Poet’s Buried Treasure

The International Who’s Who in Poetry

Here’s a charming collection of poetry, art images, and essays glittering as golden nuggets that nourish the soul. Enjoy a taste of salt life and land roving from the pen of award-winning poet W.H. Shuttleworth. It’s a treasure seeker’s delight, sailing for the greatest treasure find of all. Released through Xlibris, New Diamonds and Old Gems: A Poet’s Buried Treasure will, at times, find you brushing tears from your eyes and at other times wanting to salute our nation’s flag, while at other times just encountering a few uncontrollable laughs. Finally, you’ll enter The Sacred Vault and the The Cavern of Commentaries to wind up your very own heart-warming poetic journey. Your friends will love it too!

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About the Author
William H. Shuttleworth was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1937; eventually settling in Jacksonville, Florida in 1976. His lifelong craft as furniture finisher and restorer seemed to invite this adventurous transition. In younger, vibrant years, he followed God’s call to serve as a lay-preacher for the American Rescue Workers Mission in Camden, New Jersey. Later, in the south, he studied art and became an exhibiting member of The Art League of Jacksonville.

His obsession with poetry began when challenged to write a poem in 1990. By 2005, he had authored five book titles sprinkled with various jottings of prose. During this same span, he received the ISP International Poet of Merit Award and three NLP Editor’s Choice Awards. He’s since been published in “The International Who’s Who in Poetry,” and is a member of the International Society of Poets and more recently, The Academy of American Poets. Emerald Records of Nashville and Premier Melodies of New York have turned a few of his poems into songs.

New Diamonds and Old Gems * by W.H. Shuttleworth
A Poet's Buried Treasure
Publication Date: May 19, 2008
Trade Paperback; $19.99; 156 pages; 978-1-4363-1573-9
Trade Hardback; $29.99; 156 pages; 978-1-4363-1574-6

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Here’s a poetic expression from the book:
“Far above the flash and thunder, soars a dove in search of land
Like the snowy white bird that flew up from Noah’s hand”


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