Friday, January 31, 2014

Poetry Friday




Poetry Friday is hosted today at The Miss RumphiusEffect.

My selection is "Winter Eyes - poems and paintings" by Douglas Florian.


I've shared this book before but it seemed appropriate and it is one of my favorites. Florian celebrates the season with eight winter-themed poems.  "What I Love About Winter" begins with -- Frozen lakes/Hot pancakes/Lots of snow/Hot cocoa.  And he acknowledges that it isn't all fun with a companion verse, "What I Hate About Winter" -- Frozen toes/Running nose/Sloppy slush/Holiday crush...

Water color illustrations capture the essence of the verses.

5 comments:

Liz Steinglass said...

I know many of his books but not this one. It is perfect for today. I'll check to see if the library hast it.

jama said...

Haven't seen this one yet. Thanks for the heads up! Looks lovely.

Mary Lee said...

I need to go back and fill in my Florian collection. I'll start with this one!

Doraine Bennett said...

I like this cover, as well as the excerpts. Thanks for sharing.

Carol said...

A week of subzero temps in Colorado. I need to hunt this book down!

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