I am back once again for Poetry Friday. One of my resolutions this year is to read more poetry (my least-read genre for the past two years), and that means, hopefully, greater involvement in the Poetry Friday community. Thank you to Beyond LiteracyLink for hosting this week.
As we are celebrating love for the first quarter of the year, I tried to find picturebooks in verse that will fit our current reading theme, and this jumped out from the library shelves.
Poetry By: Elizabeth Barrett Browning Illustrated by: Mati McDonough
Published by: Cameron Kids, 2016
ISBN: 1937359832 (ISBN13: 9781937359836). Borrowed from Jurong West Public Library. Book photos taken by me.
I am deeply familiar with Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s poetry, and this poem in particular. It was a pleasure to revisit each line in such in-depth fashion through Mati McDonough’s art. She has also interpreted the poem to signify this kind of unending love between father and son.
Somehow, this simple act of fishing has been infused with great tenderness through the lyrical lines complemented with McDonough’s muted art.
While admittedly, I enjoyed I Carry Your Heart With Me more – this is still a lovely interpretation of Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s classic poem that you should definitely check out. Here is the entire poem for you, Poetry Friday enthusiasts. Enjoy!
#LitWorld2018GB Update: United Kingdom/ Britain – Elizabeth Barrett Browning was born in Kelloe, United Kingdom and is known as a Victorian English poet.