Friday, June 5, 2009

Water Music by Jane Yolen

Yolen, Jane. Water Music. Photographs by Jason Stemple. Honesdale, PA: Wodsong/Boyd's Mill Press, 1995.

In this collection of poetry, Yolen treats water in all its forms--indoor, outdoor, liquid, frozen, lakes, rivers, falls, oceans, rain showers, and water flora.

What I thought: A delightful collection. Stemple's photographs are magnificent. I wonder which came first, the poems or the photographs? I'm especially fond of the imagery Yolen uses in these poems. My favorites are "Water Jewels," Embroidery," "Observation," and "Tangle." I will definitely be reading more of Jane Yolen's poetry.

No comments: