Read Water Sings Blue: Ocean Poems Online Free - Come down to the shore with this rich and vivid celebration of the ocean! With watercolors gorgeous enough to wade in by award-winning artist Meilo So and playful, moving poems by Kate Coombs, Water Sings Blue evokes the beauty and power, the depth and mystery, and the endless resonance of the sea.
|Title||:||Water Sings Blue: Ocean Poems|
|Number of Pages||:||36 pages|
July 24, 2013
This is a challenging one for me to rate. Most of the poems were maybe three stars for me, but a few I really liked (the title poem and the Octopus Ink especially) and the illustrations are lovely! I also appreciate the variety of ocean creatures portrayed in the collection. So, overall I was not...
January 11, 2013
"I must go down to the seas again, to the lonely sea and the sky,
And all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by."
"For whatever we lose (like a you or a me)
it's always ourselves we find in the sea."
Admission: I have a great weakness for sea poetry. Like Melville's Ishmael, "when my hypos...
November 16, 2014
Here lie the bones of twenty trees,
lost far from home under gallons of seas.
A shipwreck in the locker of Davy Jones never sounded so yearning, taken from the viewpoint of the decaying wood. It's an example of the ocean poems by Kate Coombs, written for children but useful to the wee adult, too. A...
June 06, 2012
A delicate, lyrical love letter to the ocean and its creatures. This would make a wonderful read aloud. Full of figurative language and science vocabulary.
The watercolor illustrations by Meilo So perfectly accompany the poems with soft edges and vibrant colors. So's bio in the back is a treasure...
April 11, 2015
Some of the poems in this book shine, but the consistent beauty throughout is Meilo So's watercolor illustrations as she captures waves, fish and other sea creatures, birds and shells, the deep and the sky above.
July 01, 2016
A lovely group of poems about the ocean accompanied by watercolor illustrations. Favorites: "Sand's Story," "Tide Pool Shopping," "Prayer of the Little Fish," all the jellyfish poems. Wish I could write like that.
November 25, 2012
Wonderful variety in the poems: in form, rhyme scheme, tone, vocabulary, topics. Outstanding watercolors.
September 18, 2017
Summary: A beautiful gift to the ears and the eyes, this book of sea poems would calm even the most fiery soul. There were poems for each piece of the ocean and beach, all written in a different meter and rhythm. It was a wonderful depiction of even the smallest elements of the ocean, written and...
April 10, 2013
Charming poetry with a seashore theme would get this book four stars, perhaps, but the exquisite watercolor illustrations deserve 5 stars. These are no wishy-washy watercolors, either, but vividly colored paintings that enhance the poetry. Notice the illustrations for the poem "What the Waves Say...
November 01, 2016
I really loved the illustrations in this book! They are really lovely. (I also really love the short bio about the illustrator: "Made in Hong Kong. Packaged in England. Domiciled in the Shetland Islands. Ingredients: multiple cultures, tangled histories, freedom.... and it continues. Very clever!...