Friday, March 2, 2012

Poetry Friday: Step Gently Out

Here's a beautiful book to celebrate Poetry Friday. Helen Frost's lyrical poem is set within Rick Lieder's closeup photography. Breathtaking. I wish I could share every page with you and your totz!

Step gently out,
be still,
and watch
a single blade
of grass.
An ant 
climbs up 
to look around.
A honeybee flies past.
A cricket leaps
and lands,
then sits back 
and sings.
A moth flies
in and comes
to rest with
open wings. 

by Helen Frost
photographs by Rick Lieder
Candlewick Press, 2012


Linda at teacherdance said...

Helen Frost has written some beautiful poetry/books, & you've just shown me another. What a good one to share with children "Step gently out".

BugDreams said...

Very glad you enjoyed Step Gently Out.

Thanks for sharing it.

Doraine Bennett said...

This looks like a wonderful book. Thanks for the recommendation.

Amy LV said...

I can't wait to get my hands on this. It is beautiful! Just this week I read an article about how many fewer picture books share the outdoors than did long ago. Here is a new one that celebrates nature! Thank you! a.

Joan Holub said...

The cover is beautiful and so is the title. Thanks for sharing, LA.