Winter Bees and Other Poems of the Cold
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The illustrations range from lovely landscapes to studies of specific animals - to startling closeups, as in "The Whole World is Melting", where a chickadee spooks some tiny springtails such that some leap into the foreground, taking up half of the page...
"Brother Raven, Sister Wolf" shows how wolves and ravens may interact, ravens calling attention to possible prey that they hope to scavenge when the wolves are distsracted. "Winter Bees" opens with "We are an ancient tribe, a hardy scrum. Born with eyelash legs and tinsel wings, we are nothing on our own. Together, we are One" - and concludes with "Alone, we would falter and drop, a dot on the canvas of snow. Together, we boil, we teem, we hum. Deep in the winter hive, we burn like a golden sun."
Charming book indeed!
WILD RELEASE NOTES:
I left this book in the Little Free Library at the information kiosk (and within view of some very charming and curious animals); hope someone enjoys the book!
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*** Released for the 2020 Pollinator challenge. ***