Robert Frost A Prayer in Spring

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A Prayer in Spring

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9780789324818: A Prayer in Spring

An exquisitely illustrated edition of a timeless poem. Robert Frost’s realistic depictions of rural life, especially of New England in the early twentieth century, are beautifully paired with the art created by Grandma Moses, the artist who epitomizes contemporary folk art. The result is a treasure to be enjoyed the whole year long. In spring, we give thanks for the natural and spiritual joys of the season. Moses’s illustrations complement Frost’s descriptions of the flowers, trees, bees, and other sights and sounds, which evoke a time of renewal and rebirth with illustrations that depict a place of quiet contemplation and endless possibility. A Prayer in Spring is a wonderful gift for lovers of Frost, Moses, poetry, and folk art, as well as for Easter baskets, birthdays, new babies, or for children and adults who can’t wait for the season.

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Robert Frost (1874–1963) won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry four times.

Grandma Moses (1860–1961) is one of the most important self-taught artists of the twentieth century, achieving a celebrity that transcended the normal boundaries of the folk-art movement. In the post–World War II years, Moses (born Anna Mary Robertson) was one of the most successful and famous artists in America.

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In a lovely pairing, folk artist Moses's images of rural Americana appear in between and opposite verses from Frost's titular poem. Moses's tableaus offer changing greens and shifting skies; landscapes dotted with country cabins; covered wagons; and children flying kites outside a rustic schoolhouse, while Frost describes nature's ephemera with impassioned restraint: "Oh, give us pleasure in the orchard white,/ Like nothing else by day, like ghosts by night." Though the poem is as melancholy as it is hopeful, readers should find solace in the pastoral calm of the subdued paintings and in Frost's plea to treasure the beauty in a wealth of fleeting moments. All ages. (Feb.)
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