Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Partly Cloudy: Poems of Love and Longing

Partly Cloudy: Poems of Love and Longing by Gary Soto
Poet Gary Soto captures the voices of young people as they venture toward their first kiss, brood over bruised hearts, and feel the thrill of first love.
Consequence
When a stone bridge fails,
You can rebuild it with your hands.
With love, when it falls,
The rocks shoot sparks...

1 comment:

Jan Chapman/VOYA said...

...Teens will find these poems very engaging and will relate to how the emotion of love is expressed in everyday moments. Despite their deceptively simple surface, these poems are nuanced and complex, striking deep into the human experience. The book will attract teens just beginning to explore poetry and teens who are already hooked on it.