Saturday, July 03, 2010

Seven poetry books to ignite your imagination

Glen Roven is an Emmy Award-winning composer, lyricist, and conductor and co-founder of GPR Records.

For Flashlight Worthy, he selected a list of seven poetry books to ignite your imagination. One title on the list:
When We Were Very Young
by A. A. Milne

Though best known for beloved fictional character Winnie-the-Pooh, A.A. Milne was also a notable English author and playwright. "When We Were Very Young" is a collection of poems for children, about childhood. However, adults will take great pleasure in revisiting the feeling of perpetual wonderment. Read by Cynthia Nixon on the "Poetic License" album, Milne's poem "Vespers" ... features well-known character Christopher Robin. This poem about the innocence and apprehension of bedtime will help you better appreciate the nights you fall asleep as your head hits the pillow.
Read about another poetry book on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue