I am so thrilled to have Magic Fish Dreaming.
You may recall I catalogue library books, so I see hundreds of children’s books every year.
Your book really stands out in quality and appeal.
Congratulations to you and Helene for bringing such a beautiful book into the world!
Best of luck in all your future endeavors.
It is truly beautiful–to read, and to look at
Lea Goward, Library Cataloguer
Andrew Matthews, some rights reserved, Franklin River
I just love the Australian Children’s poetry blog, mainly because it shares such a variety of poets with diverse styles and many interesting prompts.
There are funny, serious, rhyming, non rhyming, scientific and reflective poems.
I have shared some interviews with some of the poets featured there on my Ripple Poetry blog in a series called Ten things about Poetry and Me if you would like to go read them.
This is my latest contribution on Australian Children’s Poetry, published earlier this week.
Three Trips Down the River
I – A Bed Time Story
Rainforest children fall
Into green dreams
Embracing nature’s eyes
Releasing their love for salmon.
II- Night Time Wishing
In my heart for
Visions of night fishing with Poppy
Evenings of searching for the perfect spot
Remembering our smiles at my first catch.
III – The Franklin
Revealing wild rivers
In the journeys they inspire
Visions for tourist and visitors
Entranced by nature’s eyes
Recipes are made for protective renewal.
First published on Australian Children’s Poetry June 13th 2017