Friday, March 25, 2011

Poetry Friday

My selection is "Where Is Spring?" This poem was written by Taiwanese poet Yang Huan (1930-1954). He wrote only twenty poems in his lifetime, but is considered by many scholars to be one of the main influences on modern Chinese children's poetry. The book is illustrated by H.Y. Huang and A. Yang.

In "Where Is Spring" a boy sends his kite aloft to search for signs of springtime. The aerial view provides a unique perspective on field and farm, town and sea. The colors reflect the vibrant hues of spring's new life and growth.

1 comment:

Mary Lee said...

I love the idea of the kite searching for spring!

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