I’m highlighting poetry books?on the CYBILS shortlist–the ones that?I’ve read?but haven’t shared?here yet. Last week, I shared a poem from?Kate Coombs’ Water Sings Blue, and the week before that one from Douglas Florian’s UnBEElievables: Honeybee Poems and Paintings. These week I’m sharing one from In The Sea, by David Elliott, illustrated by Holly Meade (Candlewick, 2012). As I mentioned last week, I love the ocean and poems about animals, water, ocean–those are a real sweet spot for me. And I love dark poems, too.
Here’s a sly one from In the Sea:
The SharkThe fin,
the brutal grin…The terror
of the dark within.–by David Elliott, all rights reserved
Not all the poems are dark. They are a mixture of whimsy, cleverness, interesting meters, awe, and beauty. Check them out!
Tabatha at the Opposite of Indifference has?today’s Poetry Friday roundup?– enjoy!