Pace, Poetry and Passing on the Blessing


I've been thinking a lot about cadence and pacing in storytelling lately.  So many good things about that I want to discuss but I'm saving my thoughts for an article in the next issue of Soul Gardening.  So, you'll have to wait for publication to hear all about it.

In the meantime, I received a little affiliate bonus again and I want to give away a beautiful book to someone: Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening. The book is illustrated by the fantastic Susan Jeffers... who breathes life into the delightful Robert Frost poem.

I chose this book for a couple reasons:

1- It's the thick of winter right now... let's enjoy the wonderful titles celebrating that...

2- This book is a perfect example of the importance in savoring the words on a page and letting them hang suspended in the air for a bit before turning the page.

3- I love books that are able to serve in making poetry very easy and accessible to children.  Using picture books is a great way to acclimate young ones to the study of, but more importantly, the enjoyment of poetry.


So there's that.  I'll pick a winner this Friday in some random but unscientific way.  To enter, just comment please with whatever it is you'd like to say... :-)


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6 comments:

  1. We read poetry at least once a week, just to savor and enjoy. I try to choose books with wonderful illustrations. Right now we're reading Water Sings Blue, which is one of my favorite picture books of poetry. I love the illustrations by Jeffers in this book, too.

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    1. You won! Please email me your addy. :)

      knowloveserve at gmail

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    2. Hooray! I sent an email. Let me know if it doesn't get to you.

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  2. I love this poem and would love to see how Susan Jeffers has illustrated it. How lovely!

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  3. Looks like a beautiful book!

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  4. We checked this out from the library last winter (after seeing it recommended here) and loved the illustrations. This time of year is perfect for curling up with a good picture book!

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