Friday, August 1, 2014

Poetry Friday

Poetry Friday is hosted today by Reflections on the Teche.

For Poetry Friday -- "Poem runs: baseball poems and paintings" by Douglas Florian.


Just for fun -- here is Florian's take on baseball as seen through the eyes of young players. Fifteen short, energetic verses take on the varied positions from Pitcher -- "I'm the slippery slider/My sinker just plummets/I'm sly as a spider/My riser climbs summits" to Base Stealer -- "My greatest need/Is speed" and convey the emotion and excitement of the game with wit and humor.

The double-page illustrations are colorful and exaggerated to create a child-like exuberance. Words stretch and leap across the pages with the same bold enthusiasm.

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