I Saw a Peacock with a Fiery Tail

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This 17th century British poem is a form of trick verse. Here, the very design of the book brings clarity to the verse, as whimsical die-cuts in each page reveal the poem's nuanced meaning.

I Saw a Peacock with a Fiery Tail

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I saw a peacock with a fiery tail
I saw a blazing comet drop down hail
I saw a cloud with ivy circled around ...

Read straightforwardly, the poem sounds interestingly surreal. But if the lines are broken up in the middle, then everything falls into place. Illustrations by award-winning Gond artist Ramsingh Urveti (of The Night Life of Trees), book design by Jonathan Yamakami.

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Author Ramsingh Urveti
Publisher Tara Books
Page Count 56pp
Publication Size 6.25 x 9.75
Publication Notes hardcover, b/w, die cut pages
Publication Date May 15, 2012
ISBN 978-9380340142

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