T'ai Chi Morning
T’ai Chi Morning
by Nikki Grimes
Illustrated by Ed Young
Cricket Books, 2004
ISBN: 0-8126-2707-5
"In the essays and poems of Tai Chi Morning: Snapshots of China by Nikki Grimes, illus. by Ed Young, the poet reflects on her experiences in China in 1988 as part of an arts advocacy group...In one of the many standouts, 'Huang Shen and the Great Wall', Grimes writes, 'I, Huang Shen am living, breathing/derftly carved by Heaven's hand/What makes you great, you wingless dragon/wriggling lifeless through the land?.' A photograph of the Great Wall, and Young's image of the masses descending the stairs that lead to its seemingly endless walkway, reinforce the poet's dramatic imagery." from Publishers Weekly