Pumpkin Butterfly: Poems from the Other Side of Nature (Hardcover)

Poems from the Other Side of Nature

By Heidi Mordhorst, Jenny Reynish (Illustrator)

Wordsong, 9781590786208, 32pp.

Publication Date: October 1, 2009



A whole new world right before our eyes. Look closely at the world around you, and you may see another worlda world where butterflies are the ghosts of pumpkins and an oak tree turns into a timber chimney; where raccoons are party animals, sunflowers blow jazz, and an ordinary egg is a source of wonder. In twenty-three thought-provoking and playful poems, elegantly illustrated by Jenny Reynish, Heidi Mordhorst invites us to look beyond, to see the other side of nature. Surprises await if only we open our mind's eye.

About the Author

Heidi Mordhorst has been a teacher for twenty years and a poet for twice that long. She lives in Bethesda, Maryland. She gets her ideas while out walking to music, cooking, writing in her several notebooks and journals--and very often while listening to kids.

Jenny Reynish is a fine artist who uses a variety of media, including oil, egg tempera, watercolor, and mixed media. Much of her inspiration is drawn from travel, and many of her paintings are concerned with journeys. She enjoys using elements of ethnic and folk-art decoration and detailing. She lives and works near Colchester in Essex, England.