Friday, April 5, 2013

Poetry Friday

Poetry Friday is hosted today by Robyn Hood Black.

For Poetry Friday -- "Insectlopedia: poems and paintings" by Douglas Florian.

An early morning walk in my garden inspired this selection.  Florian has assembled a diverse collection of 21 insects to highlight: caterpillar, dragonfly,  daddy longlegs, and cricket are found here.  Some, like the butterfly will delight and others -- the mosquitoes and ticks may give you the shivers as Florian points out what we love or loath with light-hearted verses in an enticing variety of forms.

The Daddy Longlegs

O Daddy
Daddy O

How'd you get
Those legs to grow

So very long
And lean in size?

From spiderobic

 The watercolor illustrations continue the silliness and round out a book full of fun. 


Janet Wong said...

Douglas Florian is a genius. As hard as I'm sure he works on his poems, I do believe that these witty lines come naturally to him. I've had email exchanges where, in the space of 2 minutes, he writes a reply packed with brilliant spot-on puns. It must be exhausting to have a mind that works that fast! (I just bought the Douglas Florian "Meet the Author" book from; I had this book once upon a time but gave it away right after reading it. It's time for another!)

Robyn Hood Black said...

Thanks for sharing, Janet - gotta love that Douglas Florian, any time of year! Happy Poetry Month.

Ruth said...

Spiderobic. :-)

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