SAY SOMETHING by Mary Stolz

SAY SOMETHING

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Say Something is a poem that says some nice things. . . ""about the moon"": ""The moon is waiting for a man"". . . ""about the night"": ""The night is a tunnel to morning. It is lined with pictures"". . . ""about a mountain"": ""A mountain lasts forever. It covers its slopes with trees and snow, and inside it has a secret. What's the secret? A secret."" But Say Something, as pictured, is an empty easel challenging a little boy to ""say something"" about each of the foregoing, and how do you paint the moon waiting for a man, or the night as a tunnel to morning. or the mountain guarding a secret? more fundamental, why try? Mr. Frascino is middling successful with some of the more solid images, but even the cave that ""is a place to get lost in and a place to find your way out of"" is more truly seen in the mind's eye. At best, nothing is added to what's said; at worst, the poetic becomes prosaic.

Pub Date: Oct. 9th, 1968
Publisher: Harper & Row