Morning Song

Poems for New Parents

By Susan Todd; Carol Purington
(Macmillan Audio, Compact Disc, Abridged, Abridged, 9781427212764)

Publication Date: April 26, 2011

List Price: $14.99*
* Individual store prices may vary.
Shop Local
Enter your zip code below to find indies closest to you.

Go


Description

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.




About the Author

Susan Todd graduated from Smith College and was an elementary school teacher for many years before becoming head of the Heath School in Heath, Massachusetts. She was a founding editor of Parents’ Choice magazine and a contributing editor of FamilyFun magazine. Susan lives in Ashfield, Massachusetts.

Carol Purington has published two books of haiku and three books of tanka. She lives on a multigeneration farm in Colrain, Massachusetts.



Indie Bookstore Finder
EBbooks and EReaders
Find great gifts: Signed books
Link to IndieBound






Update Profile