- Title: Bounding for Light: A Children’s Poetry Anthology
- Compiled and Edited by: Richard Mbuthia
- Publisher: Mwanaka Media and Publishing, Zimbabwe
- Country of Origin: Zimbabwe
- Publication Year: 2018
- ISBN: 9780797493322
- Bib. Info: Paperback; 162pp
Bounding For Light is a compilation of poems by Primary school children from Tanzania aged between 10 and 13. In the poems they explore various topics that are close to their hearts. The diction and imagery employed to drive the pieces are the children’s own. The simplicity of delivery and depth of content are the hallmarks of their being. The poems mirror the children’s own aspirations, dreams, fears, day dreams and takes on different issues that affect their lives and society. The pieces give wings to their inner voices – voices that at times are stifled. They give freedom to the inner spirit to soar and perch on the choicest branches and take in the sights. Allow the magic of the words here enthrall and entertain you.
Richard Mbuthia is a teacher and a poet. He has great passion for poetry. To him, the rhythm and verve of poetry are ingredients of a great love story. The twenty six letters of the alphabet amaze him with their ability to foster change – their volatility and aptness cannot be gainsaid. He is passionate about helping to inculcate and develop the poetic craft in children. This is the second of many projects he intends to do with children within and without the classroom setting. He is also a published poet in books and in different forums online.