A BOOK BY THE BROOK — Friends and Foes

Finds tongues in trees, books in running brooks,
Sermons in stones, and good in everything.

— William Shakespeare

A Book by the Brook: Book Reviews at FriendlyFairyTales.com

Rule-breaking author, Douglas Florian, explores friendship in his new poetry collection, Friends and Foes, Beach Lane Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing Division, 2018. What makes author-illustrator Douglas Florian rule-breaking? Continue reading

Apotropaic Magic

Seedbud’s photographs never disappoint, and this one gets me in an October frame of mind. Costumes, candy and cobwebs just naturally go together. Have a magical day!

leaf and twig


morning reveals
the old tree’s protection
of dreamcatchers

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A New Robin

Robin Egg Shell

Two weeks of warm, squashy, beating-heart silence,
trapped in an ever-shrinking space, unable to stand or stretch,
until finally I figure out what that egg tooth is for,
peck-peck-pecking until CRACK, the light pours in,
the blue sky winks through veiling green leaves,  Continue reading