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CALL DOWN THE MOON by Myra Cohn Livingston


Poems of Music

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Age Range: 10 & up

Pub Date: Oct. 1st, 1995
ISBN: 0-689-80416-4
Publisher: McElderry

 A collection of poems from Livingston (If You Ever Meet a Whale, 1992, etc.) with a focus on music in all its variety, loosely organized into 12 sections, with titles such as ``Fiddles and Cellos'' and ``Brass and Percussion'' (featuring poems about instruments), ``Time to Practice,'' ``Other Musicians'' (the music of nature), and ``All of Me Sings.'' From William Shakespeare and William Blake to Langston Hughes and Lawrence Ferlinghetti, the offerings run the gamut, with room for the melancholy of Paul Verlain's ``Autumn Song'' (``Autumn's long sobbing/Violin throbbing/A tuneless strain'') as well as the bolder, brassier joys of John Ciardi and Valerie Worth. A lyrical, boisterous, humorous, and tender celebration of music. (indexes) (Anthology/poetry. 10+)