Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Poetry Books about the Seasons

The natural world is a natural focus for much poetry written for all ages. Two poets, in fact, Francisco X. Alarcón and Douglas Florian, have created a poetry book for each of the four seasons noted below. Other writers have considered the seasons across the year from a variety of perspective and poetic forms. A selection of those are presented here.

The list begins:

            Esbensen, Barbara Juster. 1984. Cold Stars and Fireflies: Poems of the Four Seasons. New York: Crowell.

Farrar, Sid. 2012. The Year Comes Round: Haiku Through the Seasons. Ill. by Ilse Plume. Chicago: Whitman.

Franco, Betsy. 2003. Mathematickles! New York: McElderry.

Adoff, Arnold. 1991. In for Winter, Out for Spring. San Diego : Harcourt Brace Jovanovich.

Alderson, Sue Ann. 1997. Pond Seasons. Toronto: Groundwood.

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