NPM 2010 – Time You Let Me In…..

admin    April 6, 2010

Time You Let Me In: 25 Poets Under 25 selected by Naomi Shihab Nye

Another cool poetry collection from Naomi Shihab Nye! This time the poets are all under 25, and there are 26 of them instead of 25, since Nye “is bad with numbers” as she explains.   But, all have the wit, wisdom and wonder of young eyes with old souls; and the talent to make words beautiful!

One of my favorites:

Rain, Snow and Other Weather

I’m like the weather, never really can predict

when this rain cloud’s gonna

burst; when it’s the high or it’s

the low, when you might need a light jacket.

Sometimes I’m like the slush that sticks

to the bottom of your work pants,

but I can easily be the melting snowflakes

clinging to your long lashes.

I know some people like:

sunny and seventy-five,

sunny and seventy-five,

sunny and seventy-five,

but you take me as I am and never

forget to pack an umbrella.

Lauren Stacks

A short note on each young poet is included at the end of the book. Take a look at this book, choose your favorite, and be inspired– I promise you’ll see them all again, but next time with their very own book!

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