This outstanding collection of May Swenson's poetry for young readers makes her timeless work available to new generations.
These inventive lively poems invite the reader to "solve" them. Some, actually called "riddle poems," describe an unnamed subject in a teasingly precise but puzzling manner. Others focus on a particular subject or topic—a cat, a fountain, space, baseball—but all reward the thoughtful reader as he or she enters into and uncovers some of the meanings of a poem. The reader will enjoy participating in the poetic process, and come to see the world in a new way.
The 72 poems in this volume represent a sizable portion of the work of one of America's leading poets, one whose reputation has continued to grow since her death. This is a book for reading by oneself, indorrs or out, for classrooms, for reading aloud, and for all readers who delight in the full exercise of their perceptions and imaginations.