Morning Song

Poems for New Parents

By Susan Todd (Editor); Carol Purington (Editor)
(St. Martin's Press, Hardcover, 9780312644260, 265pp.)

Publication Date: April 26, 2011

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Poignant, inspiring, and full of wisdom, "Morning Song "celebrates the joy a new child brings to the life of parents and family. With sources ranging from the Bible, Sappho, and traditional songs to Dickinson, Yeats, Frost, and our outstanding contemporary poets, this beautiful collection summons the cosmic and the comic, the spiritual and the pragmatic, the whimsical and the divine. Sections such as "Conception and Grace," "Waiting," "Sleep and Song," and "Green and Carefree" evoke the breadth of the parenting experience and capture the emotional intensity of this magical time.


Among the poets included here are:


Billy Collins


Mary Oliver


Richard Wilbur


Sylvia Plath


Galway Kinnell


Natasha Trethewey


Dylan Thomas


Pablo Neruda


James Merrill


John Berryman


Kay Ryan


Alice Walker


Jane Kenyon


Rita Dove


Mary Jo Salter


Sharon Olds


An ideal gift book for any parent-to-be, this classic collection will become a treasured companion during the many hours spent waiting and caring for a child.




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