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

5 comments:

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.