POETREES is an arbor picture book illustrated & written by Douglas Florian.
It cascades with leaves, trunks, roots and tree canopies.
As is delightfully typical with this poet, invented words are seeded to be found among the pages. One is “glossatree,” in the handy reference section.
POETRESS brings me to some exciting non-native woody towers that can flourish in South Florida that I miss occasionally here in North Florida,
where our chill winter & soil aren’t welcoming. Some lines from “Banyan” by Douglas Florian are –
One thousand pillar roots spread wide,
and roots in chorus
It’s not a tree –
It’s a forest!
C. 2010, all rights reserved, Douglas Florian
For more on POETREES, see Jama’s Alphabet Soup, March 12, 2010
On a different poetry topic, my pal in the blogosphere, Suzy Leopold
reminds me of the utterly wonderful
It’s put on by our partners across the pond.
Makes me want to #thinkofapoem
Also, please know that today’s Poetry Friday roundup is tastefully hosted by the aforementioned, Jama’s Alpahbet Soup.