from a snow-covered tree
one bird singing
each tweet poking
a tiny hole
through the edge of winter
and landing carefully
on the tip of spring.
Big contented sigh. All the poems are perfect little gems like that.
Another one I liked immensely:
The illustrations of Julie Morstad I don't like quite as much as the poems, but they are still really, really good. I love that the children in the illustrations are not all little blonde angels.
Obviously, the poems and illustrations are from a place where there are actual seasons.
When Green Becomes Tomatoes: Poems for All Seasons by Julie Fogliano
Fogliano takes us through the circle of the seasons via small, perfectly crafted poems. Nothing here is a cutesy-cute, including the illustrations (good!); every one is charming, some are sweet, some are quite moving. You will be reminded of your own childhood, and perhaps how quickly the years pass us by.
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