One Big Rain: Poems for Every Season

Overview

Rita Gray has compiled twenty poems about precipitation, each written by well-known poets such as Kyoshi, Eve Merriam, Lilian Moore, and Carl Sandburg. Divided into poems written about rain within each of the four seasons, this compilation offers the reader a chance to revel in the beauty of precipitation and the poetry it inspires. The variety of poems opens the door for discussion of poetic styles, while Ryan O'Rourke's playful yet sophisticated illustrations will appeal to ...

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Overview

Rita Gray has compiled twenty poems about precipitation, each written by well-known poets such as Kyoshi, Eve Merriam, Lilian Moore, and Carl Sandburg. Divided into poems written about rain within each of the four seasons, this compilation offers the reader a chance to revel in the beauty of precipitation and the poetry it inspires. The variety of poems opens the door for discussion of poetic styles, while Ryan O'Rourke's playful yet sophisticated illustrations will appeal to readers of all ages.

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Editorial Reviews

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"Soft and refreshing."
—Kirkus Reviews

"This attractive collection offers a delightful introduction to nature poetry."
—School Library Journal

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781570917172
  • Publisher: Charlesbridge Publishing, Inc.
  • Publication date: 7/22/2014
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 955,130
  • Age range: 7 - 10 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Over the years, Rita Gray's background in psychology and social work has given her the opportunity to work with children and their families, and this has allowed her to see the positive experience books present for kids. Rita spends her free time reading and writing poety. She's the author of several children's books, including Mama Mine, Mama Mine; Easy Street; and The Wild Little Horse. She and her family live in New York City.

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The Mist and All
—Dixie Willson
I like the fall,
The mist and all.
I like the night owl’s
Lonely call—
And wailing sound
Of wind around.
I like the gray
November day,
And bare, dead boughs
That coldly sway
Against my pane.
I like the rain.
I like to sit
And laugh at it—
And tend
My cozy fire a bit.
I like the fall—
The mist and all.

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Table of Contents

Introduction
About haiku translations
AUTUMN
the falling leaves
Black Cat
The Mist and All
November Rain on the broad hat
WINTER
under an umbrella
Untitled
Weather Report stars on the pond
To the Thawing Wind SPRING
tree-frogs
Little Snail
Rain
The Sower a bush warbler
SUMMER
a lone watermelon
Summer Rain
Release hit by
Summer Grass
Acknowledgments

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