"I know that the spades are swords of a soldier / I know that the clubs are weapons of war / I know that diamonds mean money for this art / But that's not the shape of my heart." So goes the chorus of Shape of My Heart, lyrics composed and sung by Grammy Award-winning songwriter Sting. In this lovely, oversized book, Sting's words are spread across the pages and complemented with paintings by the visionary artist Pablo Picasso. This treatment allows for a leisurely and thoughtful contemplation of both the poetry and the artwork, as the words and images play with and against each other, sparking readers' imaginations. The combination is an evocative and powerful one, perhaps because both artists are known for opening minds and hearts--shedding fresh, revealing light on what we thought we already understood completely. --Brangien Davis
Shape Of My Heart
-- Table of Poems from Poem Finder®
Love this series of books. I read them to my children (sang actually) and they got exposed to the beautiful art. Read morePublished 2 months ago by ann packard
This book is a joy to read. Lovely words and lovely images!
Wonderful idea to pair song lyrics with paintings!
What a great blend of poetry and art. I loved both and will have on my coffee table for many years to come.Published on September 11, 2008 by J. Maitland-parr