Nest: A Journal of Poems
It has been said that a poet is someone who is astonished by everything.
A tiny hummingbird flitting by your patio has decided to build a nest in your ficus tree. You watch as she carries nesting material and positions it just right. She lines her tiny nest with soft cotton, ready for her babies. Get your journal! This is a perfect time to tell the story through poems, a story of the mother hummingbird, her nest, her eggs, her chicks, and the new fledgling hummingbirds.
When little miracles begin to unfold around you, will you be ready, as Kristine O'Connell George's family was? Will you, too, write a poem about each step of the unfolding? Will you illustrate each new step in the miracle?
This beautiful poetic journal will inspire you to appreciate the beauty in nature and then, perhaps, to write about an unfolding event that God drops into your life.
in the Kids Wings Literature Guide:
O'Connell George Hummingbird Nest
Toasting Marshmallows by Kristine O'Connell George
The Raft by Jim LaMarche
"It's going to be a hummer of a summer!" Kristine O'Connell George in Hummingbird Nest
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