Write about a radish
Too many people write about the moon.
The night is black
The stars are small and high
The clock unwinds its ever-ticking tune
Hills gleam dimly
Distant nighthawks cry.
A radish rises in the waiting sky.
This long-awaited, comprehensive collection by acclaimed poet Karla Kuskin contains her most celebrated poems as well as new works never before published. Whether she's writing about napping cats, reaches of beaches, or radishes as beautiful as the moon, Moon, Have You Met My Mother? amuses while it inspires.
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When she is at her best, she can form, very simply, an image that will allow a reader to see what is being described in new ways: “There is a bed / inside my head / and when the day is long / I curl within / my outside skin / and sing myself a song.” Unfortunately, the encyclopedic nature of this...| Read Full Review of Moon, Have You Met My Mother?
New works share space with fans' dog-eared favorites, such as the sad tale of Charlie and the cat who goes missing ""when they were neither here not there,/ stopping for gas/ along the road in Maine,"" or her advice to ""Write about a radish/ Too many people write about the moon."" Her humor...| Read Full Review of Moon, Have You Met My Mother?