Morning Song

Morning Song

Poems for New Parents

Book - 2011
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Poignant, inspiring, and full of wisdom, Morning Song celebrates the joy a new child brings to the life of parents and family. With sources ranging from the Bible, Sappho, and traditional songs to Dickinson, Yeats, Frost, and our outstanding contemporary poets, this beautiful collection summons the cosmic and the comic, the spiritual and the pragmatic, the whimsical and the divine. Sections such as "Conception and Grace," "Waiting," "Sleep and Song," and "Green and Carefree" evoke the breadth of the parenting experience and capture the emotional intensity of this magical time.

Among the poets included here are:

Billy Collins

Mary Oliver

Richard Wilbur

Sylvia Plath

Galway Kinnell

Natasha Trethewey

Dylan Thomas

Pablo Neruda

James Merrill

John Berryman

Kay Ryan

Alice Walker

Jane Kenyon

Rita Dove

Mary Jo Salter

Sharon Olds

An ideal gift book for any parent-to-be, this classic collection will become a treasured companion during the many hours spent waiting and caring for a child.

Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2011
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780312644260
0312644264
Branch Call Number: 811 Mo
Description: xv, 265 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Todd, Susan 1941-
Purington, Carol

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