Poetry Friday is hosted today by My Juicy Little Universe.
For Poetry Friday -- "Sea stars: saltwater poems" by Avis Harley with photographs by Margaret Butschler.
Harley's verses range from thoughtful and cautionary -- "Do not pollute/this pristine sea:/an anemone's enemies/are you and me" -- to playful as a crab shares: "A toe-pinching scrimmage/has damaged my image..."). Poems in a variety of forms: haiku, rhyming couplets, acrostic and more explore and celebrate the world beneath the waves and along the tidal shore.
Butschler's photos are engaging and are a lovely reflection of the words. A delicate moon jellyfish, two starfish struggling with one another, an otter dining on a crab, fish, and whales are highlighted in words and pictures.
Author's notes at the back provide biological facts about each animal.