Thursday, October 8, 2020

A Beautiful New Anthology

This week, A WORLD FULL OF POEMS edited by Sylvia Vardell made its debut.  You can read Irene's interview with Sylvia about her new book here .  I haven't seen a copy yet, but the "Look Inside" preview on Amazon is gorgeous, and below is part Amazon's written description.

 This thoughtfully crafted anthology is perfect for children new to verse and for young poetry fans seeking out new favorites. Explore poetry from a diverse selection of contemporary and historical poets, covering a broad range of topics--from personal subjects like emotions and family, to the wonders of the natural environment. Carefully selected works encourage children to see the poetry in everything and to embrace the beauty of their everyday lives.

Doesn't that sound wonderful? My copy (and a few extras to gift family members) will arrive on Saturday.  My grandchildren will be here, and I can't wait to share it with them.

I am very grateful to have a poem included in this beautiful anthology. 

 

Too Shy 

 

Tonight

I watched

a harvest moon

tiptoe

across the sky.

 

It hid behind

a wisp of clouds,

looking very

shy.

 

I said,

Don’t worry

Harvest Moon,

for I’m a lot

like you.

  

When I’m  feeling 

shaky, shy—

I try

to hide it

too.

  ©Linda Kulp Trout

 

 As some of you know, I've been blogging about my progress writing a verse novel. If you are interested, you can read my latest post here.

Finally, a  big thank you to Bridget for hosting this week's Poetry Friday.

 

Have a great week!

 

 

 


 

24 comments:

  1. I am swooning over your Harvest Moon poem, Linda! Oh, I've felt that kind of shyness, too. Congrats on being included in this gorgeous anthology. :)

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    1. Thank you, Bridget. I love watching the moon so it's always an inspiration. : )

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  2. Lovely poem! Very cool that it's included in Sylvia's new anthology. Congratulations!

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    1. Thank you, Jama. I am honored to have a poem included.

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  3. Congratulations on your poem in this lovely book ... I think of all the children who might find comfort and kinship in your words - and oh, that Harvest Moon, tiptoeing across the sky! Such an alluring analogy.

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    1. Thank you, Fran. Sylvia's book will bring joy to kids around the world!

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  4. I clicked through and read about your verse novel. And your moon poem is lovely. Congratulations on the writing! Hope it keeps going well!

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    1. Thank you, Ruth. I hope all is well with you also. xo

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  5. I adore moon poems, Linda, & this is a wonderful thing to imagine, another connection to that shy old moon. Congratulations!

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  6. Congratulations and thanks for sharing your delightful shy moon with us!

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  7. Congratulations on a beautiful poem...and one that's included in this book! I really look forward to bringing this anthology to my students. My students are from all over the world so I know that they will love the idea of this book even before we crack the cover.

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    1. Linda, I just got my copy and it is amazing. I know your students will love it!

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  8. Absolutely beautiful, Linda. I cannot wait to get my hands on this book!

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    1. Kimberly, it is a lovely book! I know you will enjoy it!

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  9. Perfect last lines, Linda, the way the speaker connects with the moon. Congratulations on being part of this wonderful book!

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    1. Thank you, Laura. I am so honored to have my poem included. xo

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  10. What a lovely poem for a super anthology, Linda! I've read many blogs about it so congratulations for being part of this new book.

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    1. Thank you, Carol. I am enjoying reading all of the poems in the anthology. xo

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  11. Such a lovely poem, Linda - I can see why it needed a place in the anthology. Can't wait to get my hand son it - my copy is on its way.

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    1. Sally, thank you. You will love this anthology!

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  12. Wow! I love this poem, Linda, and congratulations on being included in Sylvia's book. I'm delighted for you. The shy moon tiptoeing... beautiful.

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    1. Thank you, Karen. I am so tickled to have a poem in this beautiful anthology!

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