A free poetry book to celebrate National Poetry Day 2015 with poems on the them of light from Deborah Alma, Brian Moses, Chrissie Gittins, Liz Brownlee, Michaela Morgan, Jan Dean, Paul Cookson, Roger Stevens, Joseph Cohelo, Indigo Williams and Sally Crabtree.National Poetry Day is a mass celebration, a special day on which all are invited to discover and share the enjoymenA free poetry book to celebrate National Poetry Day 2015 with poems on the them of light from Deborah Alma, Brian Moses, Chrissie Gittins, Liz Brownlee, Michaela Morgan, Jan Dean, Paul Cookson, Roger Stevens, Joseph Cohelo, Indigo Williams and Sally Crabtree.National Poetry Day is a mass celebration, a special day on which all are invited to discover and share the enjoyment of poems. It's a chance to let language off the leash and to relish the sounds that words can make when they are spoken with delight. We hope that the poems in this book - all inspired by this year's National Poetry Day theme of light - will kindle an enthusiasm for poetry that continues to grow long after the day itself,Thursday 8 October 2015, has passed....
|Title||:||Light: A National Poetry Day Book|
|Format Type||:||Kindle Edition|
|Number of Pages||:||47 Pages|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Light: A National Poetry Day Book Reviews
What a lovely little book! I first found this book hoping to just get a broader taste of some of the more recent poets, but was pleasantly surprised to find that this book not only had great poetry, but also people's thought processes, advice, and inspirations. What a better work to read during National Poetry Day? If only I had known it existed beforehand. Re-reading this book is definitely something I hope to do when the day rolls back around! This book would also serve as an amazing educational tool in schools, with many of the poet's being children's authors.
I read this book as a celebration for the World Poetry Day. It has beautiful poems on light. I feel that I am very intimate with sunlight and loved most of the poems in this collection. Getting inspired, I also wrote my own poem on sunlight. The poem on light ending this book by Tagore and a poem on light and how our experience with light is more spiritual than scientific by Emily Dickinson were my two most favorite poems from this little gem of a book...
A great little collection of poems brought together all using the theme of light.Each poet has a section of the book dedicated to them where it says little about who they are, shows the poem they created using the theme of light, what their inspiration is to writing poems, some writing tips on how they create them along with a favourite poem of theirs by someone else. A great reference book for people who want to get a feel for whether they would like poetry – either to read or maybe have a go at writing for themselves.My favourite poems were Playing with Stars by Brian Moses and Beware of the Grey by Paul Cookson.Playing with Stars by Brian Moses:Young children know what it’s liketo play with stars.First of all it’s a wink and a smilefrom some distant constellation,then it’s hide and seek as they disappearin a cover of cloud.Sometimes children see how farthey can travel to a starbefore familiar voices call themhome to bed.Like all good games, of course,you need to use a little imaginationwhen playing with stars.More experienced playerscan jump over stars or shake down a star.Some can trap them in butterfly nets,but you should always let them loose again.Stars grow pale and die it you cage them.Sometimes the stars tell storiesof their journeys across the skyand sometimes they stay silent.At these times children may travel themselves,wandering a line that unravelsthrough their dreams.At these times too the stars play their own games,falling from the sky when there’s no one there to catch them.Sometimes you find these stars on the ground,dazed and confused. Be warned though:even fallen stars may be hot to touch.Young children know what it’s liketo rescue stars, to hold them gentlyin gloved hands and then,with one almighty fling,sling them back to the sky.Adults forget what it’s liketo play with stars,and when children offer to teach themthey’re far too busy.I liked this one as it shows the innocence of children and the use of their own imaginations. It shows how when you get older you tend to lose that child like essence and it takes a child imagination to try and bring it back to you. How many of us as children thought you could catch a star? I know I did – I mean there was even a song about it ‘catch a falling star and put it in your pocket save it for a rainy day’.Beware The Grey by Paul Cookson:Beware of The GreyBeware of The GreyFading your dreamsAnd ambitions awayBeware of The GreyBeware of The GreyMelting the night timeInto the dayHe’ll take all the coloursAnd drain them awayBeware of the evilBeware of The GreyWhatever you doWhatever you sayKeep you eyes openBeware of The GreyDon’t put off tomorrowWhat can be todayFollow your visionBeware of The GreyHe’ll shade all your dreamsAnd whisper and sayDon’t worry – give upBeware of The GreyWhere there’s a willThere’s always a wayLittle by littleBeware of The GreyHe’ll suck out your dreamsAnd say It’s okay …Accept second bestBeware of The GreyBeware of The GreyBeware of The GreyFading your dreamsAnd ambitions away …I liked this one as it’s trying to get you to be aware of things that could bring you down. It wants you to dream big and never give up on them. Don’t let anyone say you can’t do it, just always try your best before your dreams start to fade away.https://readingnook84.wordpress.com/2...
This was a free download for National Poetry Day. It's a nice little collection on the theme of light and there are several gems in there. Most of all it reminded me that I keep meaning to read more poetry! Maybe next year.