Reflections on a Gift of Watermelon Pickle
From lighthearted Phyllis Mc-Ginley to pessimistic Ezra Pound; from the lyricism of Edna St. Vincent Millay to the vigor of Lawrence Ferlinghette; from Carl Sandburg on loneliness to Paul Dehn on the bomb — such is the range. The little known or unknown poet and the widely recognized appear side by side.
Whatever the subject matter — pheasant or flying saucer; lapping lake water or sonic boom; a deer hunt, a basketball, or a bud — it is all poetry reflecting today’s images and today’s moods.
The editors spent several years bringing together 1200 poems they considered fine enough to include, then slowly and carefully sifted out of 114 which appear in the book.
ALA Notable Childrens Book
Ages 13 and up.