Learning to Live in the World: Earth Poems by William Stafford

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This collection of poems by National Book Award winner William Stafford reflects his struggles with the world as well as his delight in and respect for the earth. In straightforward language, the poems convey complex feelings and ideas about earth-loving and earth-keeping and will inspire all of us to savor each day and its small miracles.

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Overview

This collection of poems by National Book Award winner William Stafford reflects his struggles with the world as well as his delight in and respect for the earth. In straightforward language, the poems convey complex feelings and ideas about earth-loving and earth-keeping and will inspire all of us to savor each day and its small miracles.

A collection of fifty poems which reflect the ways in which we relate to the world around us.

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Children's Literature - Jan Lieberman
Learning to Live in the World: Earth Poems, selected by Jerry Watson and Laura Apol Obbink, reflect poet/teacher William Stafford's profound appreciation for the power and beauty of the space we call "home." His poems teach and engage the reader through down-to-earth language and his delight in this wondrous world. Simple but memorable images appear on every page, as in "Sitting Up Late" "Beyond silence, on the other side merging / deep in the night, a wolf call lifted slowly / teasing farther than air extended, / thrilling into one pinpoint / across the ice." A superb family gift.
School Library Journal
Gr 6 Up-Fifty short observations of interrelationships in the natural world from the published work of a National Book Award-winning poet. Stafford uses simple, formal, passionate language; less-practiced readers will have to wrestle with some of his imagery (``Coyotes are circling around our truth''; ``We bow, and/the voice that falls through the rapids/calls all the rocks by their secret names''), but most ideas and feelings are insightful and expressed clearly (``The world looks/tame, but it might go wild, any time''). Though the poet writes with almost unbearable poignancy about death, his ultimate message is a celebratory one: ``...you're not alone./The whole wide world pours down.'' A worthy addition to collections serving large populations of poetry readers, or to those supporting strong Earth-studies programs.-John Peters, New York Public Library
Hazel Rochman
With their casual tone and simple words, these 50 nature poems by Stafford will show that poetry can capture that elusive moment when ordinary things connect. A dandelion puff, "a nothing that follows the slightest wind," lands on your sweater sleeve "and your life becomes important again." The poems of solitude will appeal to teens who love the wilderness, but it's the human bonds that may move readers most: the guilty memory of a hurt you did your brother, the longing for a friend far away. Stafford has always been an important presence in Paul Janeczko's fine YA anthologies; this selection is for those who want more of this lyrical poet but aren't yet ready for his huge collected works.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780152002084
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Publication date: 11/28/1994
  • Edition description: Abridged
  • Pages: 80
  • Age range: 12 years
  • Product dimensions: 6.21 (w) x 9.35 (h) x 0.55 (d)

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