Friday, September 24, 2010

Poetry Friday Roundup

  • My selection is Ivan's Great Fall: poetry for Summer and Autumn from great poets and writers of the past, by Vanita Oelschlager with illustrations by Kristin Blackwood.
  • Oelschlager tells Ivan's story in poetry which begins and ends with her own work. The rest of the story is told through the voices of many well-known poets -- Dickinson, Stevenson, Sandburg, and Whitman, to name a few. Along with each poem is a short note about the author.
Friday's Famous First: Can you identify the title and author of this first line?
"For hundreds of years people thought the earth was the center of the universe, and the sun and the moon and all the other planets revolved around it."

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