Marilyn Singer's latest free verse poetry collection, A Full Moon Is Rising (Lee & Low, 2011), is framed by a set of lovely poems about a girl watching the "Broadway Moon" from New York City. In between the opening and closing poem, customs and celebrations and dreams of the moon are brought to life in poems set across the world.
Here's one of my favorites.
The Sahara, Moroccco
In this tent a boy dreams of traveling.
But it is not the familiar desert he is crossing.
It is the moon.
Astronauts less familliar with heat and dust
have walked there.
Why not one day
–Marilyn Singer, all rights reserved
And tomorrow is the last day for Cybils nominations! I'm embarrassed to say I haven't nominated one yet. I went early on to nominate one of several, and they were already nominated (which is great, of course). I just checked again with a list of several again, and now they've been nominated, too.
So, help me out, please? What's the children's poetry collection/anthology that should be on that nominated list but hasn't been nominated yet?
David Elzey at Fomagrams has the Poetry Friday Roundup!