- Published: Honesdale, Penn. : Wordsong, c2008.
- Year Published: 2008
- Edition: 1st ed.
- Description: 32 p. : col. ill. ; 29 cm.
- Language: English
- Format: Book
- 1590785584 (hc.)
- 9781590785584 (hc.)
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The Monarch's progress : poems with wings
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Call number: J 811 Ha
"Wordsong, an imprint of Boyds Mills Press, Inc."--T.p. verso.
Sipping supper -- Feet treat -- Catching a butterfly (1) -- Catching a butterfly (2) -- Monarch beginnings -- Worldly wise -- Getting ready -- Final finery -- Who can decorate -- Opposites -- You've got male -- Wondrous wings -- Chaos -- The skyway to Mexico -- A note to the monarchs -- Wintering over -- There are no borders -- Before -- Small matters.
"Why are butterflies so universally loved? Is it the dazzling colors within exquisite winged living art? Is it the miracle of change that fascinates us--that wonderful metamorphosis from tiny egg to brilliant insect? Avis Harley explores these questions and many others that have captivated humans throughout history. Eighteen structured poems--haiku, sonnets, cinquain, limerick, and other forms--examine how monarch butterflies taste with their feet, migrate 2,500 miles every year, and cover entire forest groves when they rest. A 'Small Matters' section at the back explains the facts and science in the poems."--Publisher description.
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