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Poetry Friday: Forest Has a Song

So excited to share the winning poetry book for the Cybils Awards!

Forest Has a Song
by Amy Ludwig Vanderwater, illustrated by Robbin Gourley

Clarion Books, 2013
(review copy received)
Forest Has a SongPoems document the seasons in the woods with sensory reflections on everything from the spongy feel of a dead branch to the sound of a proposal in a tree frog's song to the taste of a wintergreen plant. The beautiful watercolor illustrations capture the gentle feel of the forest and the poetry itself. Simply a lovely book to enjoy and share. So with the sharing in mind, here is one small sample poem. And yes, I am showing my weariness of winter in selecting one about spring.
April Waking
Ferny frondy fiddlehead
unfurl curls from dirty beds.
Stretching stems they sweetly sing
greenest greetings sent to Spring.
-Amy Ludwig Vanderwater

Poetry Friday is hosted today by Karen Edmisten.

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LInda Baie said...

Many are speaking of spring today. I love Amy's book, & you chose well, one that will make us all do a little wishing today. Thanks!

Amy Ludwig VanDerwater said...

Thank you so much for the kind mention. I am dreaming of spring here in Western New York. It's almost here...it is! xo

Karen Edmisten said...

Oooh, I think we are all weary of winter. I love living in a place with all four seasons, but I'm ready for the next season to move in and stay awhile.

Great pick -- I love Amy's work!