I lean against the deer fence
and write a poem in the sky.
My fingertip traces each word
on the sunlit blue-
the sky will hold the words for me
until I get the chance to write them down.
This is the opening of Eva of the Farm by Dia Calhoun. This endearing verse novel is told from the POV of a 12-year-old girl whose family is in danger of losing their farm, where they live and work, in modern-day Washington State. It is a truly lovely story. Read my full-length review of the book.
Next Friday, I will share a poem from the companion novel, After the River the Sun. I've included both titles on my Verse Novels Booklist. I also posted a piece of After the River the Sun for Poetry Friday.
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