Starlight and Candleglow by Helen Lowrie Marshall

Subtitle: A Celebration in Verse of the Wonder and Joy of Christmas
Copyright 1971
Checked out 2 times in 40 years
Last checked out 33 years ago

Once again I’m surprised by what the readers of Albertville reject. This book of Christmas poetry should be appealing to a large number of people here, yet has gotten attention. It’s full of rhyming poetry about various aspects of the season, both religious and humorous. Throughout the book are pleasant sketches, iconic images we associate with the holiday. It’s dripping with tradition and yet has been left lonely. I say cull it and let it find a home where it’s appreciated and can become part of a tradition of reading poems during the holidays.


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