When I first opened the book, it took me a while to get the hang of the poems, as the spacing threw me. I didn't immediately realize that the sequencing of the letters of the words is drawn from the title. Aha! Then I discovered that the poem is rewritten on the back side of each page in case you don't 'get it.'
Kind of a form of shape poetry, if you will. But oh so clever!
fr e d
f i nds
h o t
c oco a
And as you can see, the creativity is not limited to longer words, like 'constellation.' Even 'spring' and 'rain' are able to bloom into poems. As a matter of fact, 'spring' described exactly how I felt after I read this little book of gems:
If you were as tickled with these poems as I was, I bet right now you are running for paper and pencil to invent a few of your own. In my mind, that's the highest compliment we can pay to Bob Raczka.