Books by Lorie Ann Grover

Books by Lorie Ann Grover
Kirkus Starred Review, Firstborn: "A fantasy that reads like a lost history tome and deftly examines issues of gender...An engrossing story with welcome depths."

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Poetry Friday: Trust, a haiku

This past week my dear friend Justina Chen Headley sat down and read my new board book Hug Hug! It is so encouraging to have words valued. This haiku springs from her care and time.


A friend holds your words
cherishing the thoughts and sounds.
Seedlings of hope sprout.

Lorie Ann Grover, 2009

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laurasalas said...

Lovely! Great image of "holding" the words.

Anonymous said...

So good to have such a friend.

Justina Chen said...

It is a pleasure and honor to hold your words, Lorie Ann.

Hug Hug!

Linda said...

"Seedlings of hope sprout" love that line! Congratulations on your new book!

Andromeda Jazmon said...

How sweet a moment! Love that photo and haiku.

Lorie Ann Grover said...

Thanks, ladies!

Little Willow said...


My word verification is "hugger." Honest to goodness. Take that sign and use it as you will!

Sherry said...

Love the photo and the poem. Thanks for your words!

Kelly Polark said...

I love your haiku! (what a wonderful tribute to your friend and book!)