|I love the book keepers (Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Books, 1996), by fantastic poet Alice Schertle (illustrated by Ted Rand). The connection between the poems is tenuous to me. Supposedly, the poems all represent special moments and feelings, or "keepers." It feels more like a marketing add-on than anything inherent in the poems to me. BUT, that doesn’t change the fact that these are wonderful poems! And here’s one of my favorites. I love the haunting, secretive feeling to this one in particular.
Shy and hidden
Little fragile fading things
P.S. AFTER choosing this poem and writing this post, I found a brief bio of Schertle while looking for a site to link to. And I learned that her birthday is April 7, the day this post will go live. Sometimes life is odd.