Dear Arthur Sze,
My name is Olivia Robertson. I am a freshman. I love to play volleyball, read, and learn new things at school.
I am writing about your poem “The Shapes of Leaves.” I love it when authors incorporate nature in poems because it is something everyone can relate to. Everyone has seen a leaf blowing in the wind gracefully, and the fresh dew on grass early in the morning. The only difference is if one can appreciate it. I love the outdoors, and I assume you do too.
After reading “The Shapes of Leaves,” I looked for more things you have written and found that you have written about 9 books, maybe more. That is very impressive. I liked parts of one book in particular, which was Compass Rose. I can really tell you are a man of nature by what you write about, and I admire that.
We have read a lot of things about nature in my American Literature class. We have written nature themed poems this month, nature themed bookmarks. We also read Nature by Ralph Waldo Emerson. I really liked that story and the point it made about how only you can affect the way you see things.
Keep doing what you’re doing.
Cedar Grove, Wisconsin