LIGHT AND SHADOW by Myra Cohn Livingston


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Fourteen well-composed color photos explore the interplay of fight and dark in intriguingly varied settings--the cool blue of the ocean at twilight or the fiery glow of sunrise; a campfire glow or a stream's midday shimmer; a funhouse mirror or a cascade of shining coins from a toll machine, silhouetted--by some alchemy--against black. Livingston explores the visual images in poems that might be termed verbal paintings, each beginning with the word ""Light"" and composed of four brief verses: ""Light finds/a place to rest/on peeling windowsills,/lazes//among/branches of a/towering tree caught in/white sky,"" begins ""Abandoned House,"" which faces a curious composition resulting from a window that reflects trees and sky--except where panes are missing. An interesting and artful book that might inspire other verbal/visual pairings.

Pub Date: April 15th, 1992
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Holiday House