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Publication Date: 1 Sep 2019
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|Paperback||3 Mar 2008||
The sun in me : poems about the planet
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A collection of poems about nature and the weather from around the world.
Poems and illustrations from many cultures come together in this colourful celebration of our beautiful and fragile planet, inspiring readers to look after this earth that is our home.
Listen to the soothing patter of a summer rainfall, watch the first flames of the rising sun and sing with the stars as you travel through this anthology of nature poems. From the rain forests of Africa to the mountains of Japan, the poems of many cultures are brought together to celebrate lovely Earth.
NOTE : Originally published as "The Sun in Me : Poems About the Planet". Both hardback and paperback are no longer available.
NOTE : Includes modern and older contributors, such as Grace Nichols to Emily Dickinson & Jon Updike, many poems from around the world ( a traditional Albanian riddle, a Pasamaquoddy Indian song, a Czech poem), and a collection of Haikus.
p8 Behold - Mary Kawena Pukui
p10 Look! - Grace Nichols
p11 Father and I in the woods - David McCord
p12 The shy speechless sound - Osip Mandelstam
p13 Lark - Jean Kenward
p14 For forest - Grace Nichols
p16 Everything's wet - Jean Kenward
p17 Horse of the sea - Snorri Sturlason
p18 Winter ocean - John Updike
p19 Stray birds - Rabindranath Tagore
p20 River winding - Charlotte Zolotow
p22 Rain drums on the pane - J W Hackett
p22 Is it a shower of rain? - Priest Saigyo
p23 Such a moon - Buson
p23 Look at the cloud-cat lapping - Kalidasa
p24 Weeping willow in my garden - Ian Serrallier
p25 Winter - Czech
p27 The snow - Emily Dickinson
p28 Night sky - Zaro Weil
p29 I spun a star - John Foster
p30 The song of the stars - Pasamaquoddy Indian
p31 Evening star! - Sappho
p33 The corn growing - Leonard Clark
p34 Riddle me day - Traditional Albanian riddle
p35 Fire - Moira Andrew
p36 The juggler of day - Emily Dickinson
p37 Orders - A M Klein
p39 The sun in me - Moira Andrew