Friday, November 9, 2012

Poetry Friday

Poetry Friday is hosted today Think Kid, Think!

For Poetry Friday --  "Silver seeds: a book of nature poems" written by Paul Paolilli and Dan Brewer with paintings by Steve Johnson and Lou Fancher.

 SILVER SEEDS appears deceptively simple, but a closer read reveals a thoughtful collection of acrostic poems that invite the reader to contemplate a variety of nature's most fundamental pleasures and perhaps see them in a new way.  The works are arranged in a chronology that takes readers from

Down goes the moon

And up comes the sun,

Welcoming the

New day.

to bedtime.

The illustrations are lovely and soft-edged seeming to encourage a quiet communion with the subject at hand.

 I've found this book to be an enjoyable introduction to acrostic poems for my students.

1 comment:

Renee LaTulippe said...

Thanks for sharing this book, Janet! I was unfamiliar with these poets. Sweet poem and concept for a book!

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