I’m happy to share two entries from Margaret Wise Brown’s Goodnight Songs: A Celebration of the Seasons. This poetry collection includes 12 seasonal songs about nature with breathtaking illustrations by 12 award-winning picturebook artists like David Small, Peter Brown, Floyd Cooper, and Molly Idle, to name a few. Goodnight Songs was nominated in the recently concluded 2015 CYBILS Awards.
The photos below were taken through my phone. Many thanks to Donna from Mainely Write for hosting this week’s Poetry Friday Round-up!
to a child
Some fine day, just run away
To a long unscheduled day
To where great clouds go sailing by
Above the birds and butterfly.
High, high, high up in the sky
Through the drift of endless blue
A soft white cloud will carry you
High, high, high in the soft, soft air.
Snowfall (an excerpt)
In the soft mysterious fall of the snow
Light in the air
And deep below
Through the trees all white with snow
The lights of evening softly glow.