Friday, July 19, 2013

Spotlight on Poetry

National Geographic Book of Animal Poetry
compiled by J. Patrick Lewis

This collection of poetry is filled with full-color photographs of animals large and small: a luminescent weedy sea dragon, a snowy owl with spread wings flying straight out of the book, a grasshopper photographed mid-leap, and a close-up of the green eyes of a fly.  (Penguins, orangutans, lizards -- all captured in beautiful photography.)

With poems by Ogden Nash, Robert Frost, Rudyard Kipling, Bobbi Katz, Aileen Fisher, X.J. Kennedy, J. Patrick Lewis, himself, and others, there is something for everyone.

And for those inclined to try writing animal poems, the final two pages have ideas to get you started.

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