The Winding Road

The Winding Road : Family Treasury of Poems and Verses

The Winding Road : Family Treasury of Poems and Verses

  • For ages: 3-5
  • Format: Paperback | 224 pages
  • Dimensions: 163 x 210 x 12mm | 289g
  • Publication date: 30 Jan 2005
  • Publisher: Hawthorn Press Ltd
  • Publication City/Country: Stroud, United Kingdom
  • Language: English
  • ISBN10: 1903458471
  • ISBN13: 9781903458471
  • Bestsellers rank: 35,443

∞ Bring rhythm, security, and intimacy to family life with poems and verses
∞ A treasure chest of poems for celebration, comfort, and insight
∞ Poems for younger children to share and older children to read alone
∞ Ideas and suggestions for introducing poetry into family life

Barton has collected a wealth of more than two hundred poems, verses, blessings, and meditations on childhood and growing up--meaningful words for parents, caretakers, teachers, and children. The Winding Road includes works by ancient and modern poets, from Gaelic blessings to Navajo prayers, from William Blake to Eleanor Farjeon and Brian Patten.

This rich anthology comes from folk sources, poets, and many different religious traditions. This inspiring treasury is ideal for celebrating all of life's early stages and events, from birth to adolescence: christenings, birthdays and rites of passage, as well as morning graces and evening prayers.

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I
The Clay that Shapes: Before birth
A Shock of Light: Birth
Raining Double Blessings Down: Blessing, naming and baptism

II
To Shine on Earth: A young child's birthday
Arise, Arise! Morning verses for young children
Bread is a Lovely Thing to Eat: Graces
Sleep's Unlatched Door: Evening and prayer

III
Feet Find a Way: First milestones
Sorrow's Springs: Illness and upset
A Wind Where the Rose Was: Bereavement

IV
The Ground to Stand On: Stepping out and growing away
I Am Good Fortune: Leaving home

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Bring rhythm, security and intimacy to family life with poems for birthdays, morning verses, mealtime graces and evening prayers. Find poems for celebration, comfort and insight; poems for younger children to share and older children to read alone; ideas for introducing poetry into family life.

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