Sunflakes

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

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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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