By Frank Asch b. 1946 Frank Asch
If sunlight fell like snowflakes,
gleaming yellow and so bright,
we could build a sunman,
we could have a sunball fight,
we could watch the sunflakes
drifting in the sky.
We could go sleighing
in the middle of July
through sundrifts and sunbanks,
we could ride a sunmobile,
and we could touch sunflakes—
I wonder how they'd feel.

Frank Asch, “Sunflakes” from Country Pie (New York: William Morrow & Company, 1979). Copyright © 1979 by Frank Asch. Reprinted with the permission of the author.

Source: Ring Out Wild Bells (1992)

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Poet Frank Asch b. 1946

Subjects Nature, Winter


Frank Asch is the author of many picture books aimed at young readers. In 1989 he and Russian author Vladimir Vagin became the first Russian/American collaborators to write a children's book published simultaneously in both the United States and the Soviet Union. Here Comes the Cat tells of a village of mice fearful of the approach of a cat, until they realize the cat comes in friendship. The story, of course, was meant as a . . .

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