Friday, May 28, 2010

Poetry Friday Roundup is hosted this week at The Miss Rumphius Effect.

Summer is still officially some weeks away, but the arrival of Memorial Day always seems to signal the beginning of summer fun, regardless of the calendar. In search of a bit of summer poetry, I came across this gem of a book: Mr. Ferlinghetti's Poem.

David Frampton illustrates and provides a narrative introduction to Ferlinghetti's poem "Fortune." Lawrence Ferlinghetti remembers a summer day in the Brooklyn of his youth when the firefighters turned on their hoses for the children. Frampton illustrates the work with beautifully colored woodcuts that capture the delight of children buoyed up on imaginative geysers.

Friday's Famous First: "Ever since she could remember, Momo had wanted a dog."

1 comment:

Fiddler said...

My kids love getting a picture in their heads about what life was like "in olden days" (i.e., when I was a girl or before), so Mr. Ferlinghetti's Poem sounds like a book they would really enjoy.

And the "famous first"? Daughter of the Mountains, a book that my daughter (almost nine, and an animal lover) is *almost* ready for--I can't wait!

Thanks for sharing!

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