This Impression Of Coastal Life Is Both Timeless And Universal, A Classic In Every Sense Of The Word By A Talented Vagabond Who Roamed The World From Paris To The South Seas Before Settling Down In The Sunshine State Flamingos Set Against A Tropical Sunset, Pelicans Wheeling Above Turquoise Waters, And Tarpon Leaping High Into The Moonlight, Along With The First Trickle Of Tourists Seeking Respite From The Rest Of The World, Were But Some Of The Things View From Don Blanding S Own Special Viewpoint His Poetry Illustrated With His Own Pen Was At Once Wry, Witty, And Always On The Mark Don Blanding Took Florida S Spirit To Heart, Then Expressed It In A Way Which Locals And Visitors Alike Might Still Enjoy, Time And Time Again. A collection of old Florida poems, I discovered this gem via the album sleeve on a Jimmy Buffett LP Volcano , and after a long search finally dug up a copy in a second hand bookstore Turns out it wasthan worth the effort I heartily recommend. I discovered the work of this amazing artist and poet while browsing a bookstore This volume of poetry is a tribute to Florida, where Blanding lived for a certain period in his life His simple rhyme and exquisite pen and ink
Light verse with a bit of weight to it, accompanied by the author s gorgeous illustrations This book was on my grandfather s library shelves when I was little and now it s on mine as much as anything out there, it made me want to be both a poet and an artist.
- Don Blanding
- 18 May 2018 Don Blanding