Friday, August 31, 2007

Poetry Friday: Helen Dunmore

As this week has been devoted to Helen Dunmore's Ingo series, I thought I'd quote from Dunmore's poetry for Poetry Friday. Here is an excerpt from "Snow Queen," a poem written for children. You can find selections of Dunmore's poems for children here and poems for adults here.

Snow Queen

Long long I have looked for you,
snowshoeing across the world
across the wild white world

with my heart in my pocket
and my black greased boots
to keep the cold out,

past cathedrals and pike marshes
I've tracked you,
so long have I looked for you.

read the rest of the poem here...
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